Humane Society International Saved 149 Dogs From The Meat Trade

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In South Korea, nearly two million dogs are slaughtered and eaten each year. These dogs are kept in deplorable conditions at disgusting dog meat factory farms. They sadly suffer in deplorable conditions at dog meat factory farms.

More than a million of those dogs are killed and eaten as a spicy soup during South Korea’s Bok Nal summer season. But luckily for these 149 dogs and puppies, their grim fate has been changed, thanks to Humane Society International.

Jean Chung/HSI

Jean Chung/HSI

Rescuers from Humane Society International saved these terrified and unhealthy dogs who were locked in cages at a dog meat farm in Yesan. Despite what these dogs have been through, they were still very friendly and cooperated well with the rescuers. The rescuers carried the pups out of their filthy cages to safety.

Jean Chung/HSI

Jean Chung/HSI

The majority of the dogs are being flown to animal shelters in the United States to be examined and treated for whatever illnesses they may have. Once they are ready, they will be adopted out into loving families.

Jean Chung/HSI

Jean Chung/HSI

Believe it or not, the person who ran this particular dog meat farm contacted HSI himself because he wanted to close his facility and grow crops instead. Not many dog meat farm owners are the ones who call HSI themselves. Usually HSI has to go and bust them. This was the sixth dog meat farm that HSI has shut down, and hopefully there will be many more, since there are still a lot that remain.

Jean Chung/HSI

Jean Chung/HSI

Watch these poor pups get rescued in the video below:

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.