34 dogs rescued from meat farms in Korea are learning to trust people
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As long as dogs are harmed in the dog meat trade, animal rescuers will continue to do everything they can to save them. Humane Society International recently rescued 34 dogs from meat farms in South Korea. Many dogs are shy and hesitant to trust humans, but all of them are willing to find worthy loving homes.
These dogs have made their way to the United States, where they can be permanently adopted by families. It will be a difficult transition for some, but animal rescue advocates won’t give them up. Dog lovers will continue to fight until no more dogs are killed for meat.
34 safe dogs
The rescued dogs had previously lived in metal cages without enough food, water or space. Many dogs are malnourished and have painful skin conditions. If these dogs are not rescued, they will be killed, possibly by electrocution and used for slaughter.
“As the proud parent of a dog rescued in 2019 from the 15th farm Humane Society International helped transition out of the dog meat industry, I knew these dogs could become complementary members. Great addition for a family. All these nearly three dozen dogs needed was the chance to be rescued from the dog meat industry, and that was made possible thanks to HSI’s amazing teams and partners in Korea and in the United States. ,” said Jeffrey Flocken, President of the International Humane Society.
Romeo, Nuri, Daisy, Phoenix and Brown Bear are some of the dogs that have been rescued and brought to the United States. All 34 dogs are currently in a care and rehabilitation center operated by the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society of International.
The dogs at the rehabilitation center are gradually becoming friendly with the volunteers. Many people are now accepting hand-picked dishes and welcoming affection. Every day, volunteers give enrichment toys to the dogs as they prepare for adoption. After all, these dogs deserve to be spoiled after all they’ve been through.
Fight to end the dog meat trade
Although very few people in South Korea support the dog meat trade, it continues to operate. A 2020 poll found that 84% of Koreans have never eaten dog meat and are not willing to do so. 59% said they support banning the sale and consumption of dog meat in South Korea, 24% higher than the 2017 results.
About a million dogs a year are still killed in South Korea for their meat, but demand for dog meat has declined over the years. Every time dogs are saved, it’s a step in the right direction towards creating a more humane world for dogs.
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“For the dogs that fly to the United States, the Korean dog meat industry will soon become a distant memory. But hundreds of thousands of other dogs are still languishing in poor conditions on dog meat farms because of the meat that very few Koreans want to eat and most want to be banned,” said Sangkyung Lee of Humane Society International. .
When these dogs are healthy and ready for adoption, they are sent to shelters to help them find their perfect home. Humane Society International encourages anyone looking to adopt a dog to visit their local shelters and rescues. If you want to help fight the dog meat trade, you can donations.
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