After the Human Society International (HSI), an organization which works against illegal trade in wildlife, animals in research and testing, as well as animal farms, found out about 55 dogs held in a so-called meat farm in South Korea, they left no stone unturned to rescue them from their horrible conditions. The dogs were caged in near darkness, with nearly no human contact ever, waiting to get eaten. After the organization came to an agreement with the owner of the farm, they chartered a flight, to bring all of the dogs to the US.


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Over the weekend 44 of the dogs now arrived in Pittsburgh, where they were welcomed by the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART). Later the dogs will be taken care of in shelters around New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Dallas, where they hopefully find a new home and a better life.

Lately the dog meat industry in South Korea has been diminishing more and more, and over the last couple of years many dog meat restaurants were closed. The HSI is having a big part in it, as they managed to close seven dog meat farms over the years, saving over 800 canines.

To find out more about the horrible conditions and the background of the rescue, please visit the HIS website. But please be aware of, that the whole story is nothing for the faint-hearted!

You might want to check out the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, especially if you plan on supporting them or if you are thinking about adopting one of those dogs.

More info: nodogleftbehind.org

“After the Human Society International…”

“…found out about 55 dogs held in a…”

“…so-called meat farm in South Korea…”

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“…they left no stone unturned to rescue them”

Image credits: nodogleftbehind.org

“Over the weekend 44 of the dogs now arrived in Pittsburgh…”

“…where they were welcomed by the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team”

“Later the dogs will be taken care of in shelters…”

“…around New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Dallas,…”

“…where they hopefully find a new home and a better life”

“The HSI saved over 800 canines over the years”

Animals Saved from Korean Meat Market get a Second Chance

Caution – The video shows pictures of the farm where the dogs were held in. Watch it only, if you can take it!