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Actor Daniel Henney recently adopted Juliette, a young golden retriever rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm by Humane Society International (HSI). According to the organization, the Criminal Minds actor and animal activist has spoken out against animal mistreatment in South Korea. Henney also has an older rescue dog, Roscoe.

Korean American actor Daniel Henney adopts Juliette rescued by HSI from a South Korea dog meat farm. Photo: Donna Gadomski/HSI

Henney said in an emailed statement, “When I first met Juliette, it was love at first sight. She completely and totally melted my heart and she has become such an amazing member of our family. Considering what she’s had to live through, she’s so gentle and sweet, so patient. But there are thousands of other dogs just like Juliette living in cages on dog meat farms who need our help and that’s why I’m supporting HSI’s mission to end the suffering. I consider myself very lucky to have gotten Juliette; she is an angel; an absolutely wonderful dog and she’s fit into the family like a Lego. Not only has it helped her but it’s helped us so much. Roscoe is so full of life now because he has this new sister and they are absolutely inseparable! They go everywhere together – they play together, they eat together, they sleep on top of each other. It’s been a wonderful experience.”

Juliette and other dogs after the winterization at a dog meat farm in Hongseong, South Korea, on Saturday, November 30, 2019. The operation is part of HSIs efforts to fight the dog meat trade throughout Asia. In South Korea, the campaign includes working to raise awareness among Koreans about the plight of meat dogs being no different from the animals more and more of them are keeping as pets. Photo by: Jean Chung/For HSI

HSI has rescued over 2,000 dogs from the dog meat trade in South Korea, according to an email from the group.“We couldn’t have wished for a happier ending for Juliette, who is such a sweet-natured and loving dog,” said Jeffrey Flocken, HSI president, in an emailed statement. “She’s had a rough start in life; a dog meat farm is a grim place to live with absolutely no love or comfort, so we were thrilled to be able to save Juliette and all the other dogs there from such a fate.”

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According to In Defense of Animals, an estimated 2.5 million dogs are raised and killed each year for meat in South Korea. Read more about the dog meat trade in South Korea including the closing of a notorious market, dogs rescued from South Korea, how these rescue dogs found families in California, and an investigation inside the dog meat trade.

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