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770 CHIENS SAUVES EN UNE ANNEE
Rescuers with Humane Society International transported 200 dogs saved from a South Korean dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea, to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. This is the sixth dog meat farm closure managed by HSI, with a total of 770 dogs rescued since January 2015 as part of the organization’s campaign to end the dog meat trade in South Korea and across Asia.
The dogs will be taken to animal shelters participating in The Humane Society of the United States’ Emergency Placement Partner program (HSI is the international affiliate of The HSUS), where they will be placed for adoption as family pets in loving homes. The shelters are located in Florida, Virginia, Oklahoma and Ohio, among other states. See below for a full list of states and shelters.
The dog meat operation is located in Gangwon province, which is significant because it is the site of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. HSI is calling on the government to support a phase out of the dog meat trade ahead of the Olympics and an ultimate ban on the trade.
HSI has found through its successful interventions over the past two years that many people who run dog meat operations are eager to leave the trade and transition to new livelihoods. To end the trade for good, HSI is urging a government-led phase out of dog meat farming and consumption.
The owner of this operation approached HSI after being urged by her daughter to give up the dog meat business and transition to another line of work. The dogs on this farm include breeds of all kinds such as cocker spaniels, English spaniels, beagles and Pyrenees as well as the more commonly found on meat farms, like mastiffs and Jindos.
- With this latest operation, HSI has helped rescue 770 dogs from dog meat farms in South Korea.