Animals and humans are certainly different. We don’t look the same, we speak different languages, and we have our own ways of living. But we do all share one thing in common: a desire to live. Just like an animal, when we are faced with danger we run and we do everything in our power to survive. Sadly, this very simple concept has become blurred in our society – certain animals, like pigs, chickens, and cows are seen as nothing but mere food products. In some parts of the world, this is how dogs are viewed.
In South Korea alone, two million dogs are slaughtered a year for their meat. The dogs – some of which are bred for consumption while others are captured homeless dogs or even stolen pets – live a miserable existence in farms that closely mirror the horrific life animals experience in factory farms. These poor dogs spend their lives trapped in small, barren wire cages, without any access to proper care or even the most basic needs.
Thankfully, there are rescue groups, such as Humane Society International who are working towards saving dogs from the meat trade and permanently ending this barbaric practice.
Bindi was recently rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea.
She is among 200 other dogs Humane Society International rescued from the facility. She was severely underweight and in desperate need of medical attention.
This sweet girl had never known love – but all of that changed.
Bindi now has forever family in the United Kingdom. She enjoys walks with her brothers and staying warm in her new coat. Looking good, Bindi!
We are so happy to see Bindi thriving in her new home and wish her many years of happiness. If you want to help dogs just like Bindi, first and foremost, educate yourself and others about the dangers associated with eating dog meat. Humane Society International has a wealth of information and resources to help and they also run large campaigns encouraging country leaders to take action to ban the trade altogether. Many people are not aware of the cruel practices and dangers or even the existence of the dog meat trade, so your best course of action is to educate yourself and others to expose the truth of this industry – share this article to get started!
It’s also important to recognize that these dogs, who want to live a happy and free life, are no different than the pigs and cows that we raise for meat here in the U.S. If we could all see the animals around us as complex, emotional beings, instead of mindless commodities, the world would be a much kinder place.
With your help, we can shut down the dog meat trade for good. Please consider making a donation to Humane Society International so that they can continue their life-saving work. Your donation will directly pay for the dispatch of our rescue team, lifesaving veterinary care for the rescued dogs, food, cages for transport.
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