South Koreans eat two million dogs every year

But here are 57 they won’t be sinking their teeth into:

Dogs saved from Korean dog-meat farm arrive in Calif.

March 20, 2015

Nearly 60 South Korean dogs raised for slaughter have arrived in northern California to begin new lives as human companions instead of dinner.

The Humane Society International and the Change for Animals Foundation rescued the 57 adults and puppies from a dog-meat farm outside Seoul whose owner agreed to get out of the business and grow chili peppers instead. The canines, ranging from beagles, poodles and Korean Jindos to Mastiff-like Tosas, began arriving this week in San Francisco, where the local SPCA is caring for them until they are ready for adoption around the region.

The dogs had lived under cruel conditions — crammed into small, dark, filthy, unheated cages. They were destined for markets where their kind are electrocuted, hanged or beaten to death before butchering.

South Korea has thousands of dog-meat farms, and an estimated 2 million farm-raised canines there are killed for food annually


March 21, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , . Animals.

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