Hundreds of dogs and puppies have been rescued from a meat farm in South Korea by an animal rights charity. The horrific farm in western South Korea, had been breeding dogs both for meat and to be sold as pets for eight awful years.
Nearly 200 Chihuahuas, corgis, huskies, Yorkshire terriers, poodles, Pomeranians, Shih Tzus, and French bulldogs have today been removed by activists.
Newborn puppies were found living in cages with exposed wire floors with only heat lamps and disused tyres for insulation, while ‘meat dogs’ were kept outside in the cold waiting to be sold to local restaurants.
Any ‘pet dogs’ which could not be sold would end up in the slaughterhouse.
After negotiations with the farmer which includes a 20-year contract which ensures he will stay out of the dog meat trade, HSI were finally able to rescue the dogs this week.
The owner, Lee Sang-gu, had been eager to close the farm as the dog meat trade has become unprofitable. Dog meat consumption is declining rapidly in South Korea, particularly among younger generations.
The 200 dogs rescued in Hongseong will now be flown to the United States and Canada where they will be put up for safe and loving adoption.