In the U.S., most people recoil at the thought of eating dog, however in certain parts of Asia, this practice is considered normal.
Similar to the way we raise chickens, pigs, and cows, dogs raised for their meat are kept in horrific conditions. Most farms stack hundreds of dogs on top of one another in small cages. These animals are deprived of everything from basic care to clean food and water. In some facilities, the dogs are even forced to watch their companions get slaughtered in front of them.
Thankfully, there are many organizations dedicated to ending this cruel trade. In this video, we see a series of rescues carried out by Humane Society International. This incredible organization works to shut down meat farms and encourages farmers to take up crop cultivation instead.
Attitudes toward eating dog meat are changing across Asia, and hopefully with the help of these brave rescuers, this will soon be a thing of the past!