While most of us view dogs as family members and friends, around two million dogs are slaughtered and eaten in South Korea every year. At any given time, there are an estimated two and a half to three million dogs on Korean dog meat farms and the conditions these dogs are forced to live in are atrocious. They are kept in cramped wire cages with little food or water until their captors take them out, butcher them, and sell their flesh at the market.
Claire, the dog in the video above, was scheduled to be one of the two million dogs that fall victim to this cruel industry – that is until Humane Society International (HSI) rescuers stepped in and saved her and 200 other dogs from the jaws of death.
Claire and the other dogs will board a plane and head to a rescue in Chicago where they will be looking for forever homes and loving families. This is the sixth dog meat farm the HSI has shut down in their most recent campaign against the dog meat trade in Korea.
While these lucky 200 dogs have escaped slaughter, there are many more pups out there that need our help. Over 5 million dogs are slaughtered and eaten around the world every year, but we can fight to end the barbaric practice. Share this article with your friends and get the word out about the dog meat trade. You can also help these dogs in need by donating to the HIS on their website so that they can continue their amazing work.