The thought of farming and eating dogs is utterly abhorrent to most Americans. We regard dogs as beloved pets and best friends, drawing a clear line of distinction between them and the animals we consider “food.” However, in part of the world, eating dog is just as culturally acceptable as eating chicken.
An estimated two million dogs are slaughtered for meat every year in South Korea. Thankfully, Humane Society International (HSI) is working tirelessly to end this practice. And it looks like they are making definitely progress!
This video features the rescue of 57 dogs from a meat farm in South Korea. The farmer who owned this facility decided to shut down his dog farming business and transition to agriculture to make a living. HSI was able to get custody of the dogs and has arranged to have them sent to the U.S.
All 57 of these lucky dogs arrived safely in San Francisco and will be on their way to a new life in no time at all. Good luck, pups!