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While the brutality and upsetting reality of dog meat farming in parts of Korea and China gain the most press around the time of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, this horrific practice actually goes on all year long. Many of the dogs in these farms are strays that were taken off from the street, stolen pets (some with collars and microchips at the time of capture), and some, shockingly enough, are sold into the trade by their own guardians. Many animal lovers can not bear the thought of having to part with their companion dogs (even if just to go to work), so the idea of a guardian consciously setting their dogs up for a short life of misery and painful death is truly mind boggling. However, where eating dog meat occurs, this is sadly a situation that still happens.

Recently, Lilly and Pinch, two golden retrievers living in South Korea, were sold to a dog meat farm by their guardians. 

Rescued Dogs 1

Put into barren filthy cages where they could likely witness the terrible scenes of bloodshed, the dogs awaited their slaughter. 

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The dogs never met their grim fate, though. By a stroke of luck, Humane Society International shut down the illegal facility where the pups were being held. 

Rescued Dogs 3

The duo was released and given a much-needed scrub down. Just look at that face of pure joy! 

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The dogs went from scared and serious to calm and visibly content. It’s amazing what a little TLC can do! 

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The dogs were brought into the United States and were promptly adopted, as a pair no less! 

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Now, these pups will be able to stay together and live out the rest of their days in a safe and loving forever home. 

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It is still a long and complicated journey before all dog meat farms are officially shut down in Korea and China. However, Humane Society International and similar activist groups are doing everything they can to put an end to this barbaric and cruel practice. If you’d like to donate and help them on their mission to end the dog meat trade, click here.

All image source: Free Korean Dogs

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2 comments on “Cruel People Sold Their Dogs Into the Meat Trade – Then Something Incredible Happened (PHOTOS)”

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Heather Monk
1 Years Ago

Holly Monk

Stephen Metcalf
1 Years Ago


Sandrakay Little
1 Years Ago

So glad they are together- but are happy in a home with love.

Joy Joy
1 Years Ago

These people are barbaric and still considered neanderthals. Pathetic in the 21st century.

Reggie Findlay
1 Years Ago

people sell their KIDS every day ... PEOPLE are dying in droves ... yeah ...poor pooch ... better luck next life

Katie Dover
1 Years Ago

We must get our government involved!

Janete Barbosa
1 Years Ago

Where are these meat markets that use dog meat?

Katie Dover
04 Oct 2016

China, Vietnam, Philippines, s korea

Janete Barbosa
05 Oct 2016

Thank you.

Joanne Masin Homer
1 Years Ago

If you have to kill dogs for food then don't abuse them before they die.

Faby Gonzalez
1 Years Ago

Some people are worthless

Grace T. Richardson
1 Years Ago



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