Recently, Humane Society International (HSI) and South Korean animal welfare groups rescued 171 dogs from a dog meat farm in South Korea. The activists found the pups in horrible conditions: tiny, barren crates, without enough food and water. Many had infections and diseases. Some of the dogs were even trapped in their cages with the bodies of other dogs who had died. Fortunately, the 171 dogs that activists saved are being nursed back to health with the help of veterinary care, and most will become eligible for adoption by loving families. Furthermore, this is not a one-time instance. There have also been multiple other dog meat farm rescues and even closures, which have ended the suffering of countless animals.

Every year, around 2 million dogs are raised for meat. Just like the dogs who were rescued, dogs on dog meat farms live in cramped, unsanitary cages and do not have their basic needs met. Then they are killed in cruel and painful ways such as hanging and electrocution. These cruel farms need to come to an end. Fortunately, HSI and other activists groups are working hard to achieve this. HSI helps close and prevent dog meat breeding and slaughtering by helping former dog farmers transition to newer, more humane, and equally (or more) profitable forms of employment.

The South Korean government should be partnering with HSI on this work to help both the dogs and the farmers. Sign this petition to urge the government of South Korea to create programs to transition dog meat farmers into more ethical industries, and protect all dogs!

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