Dogs saved from South Korean meat farm find new homes


Hundreds of dogs have been saved from a dog-meat farm in South Korea where animals are raised for the slaughter.

At the dog-meat farm in Wonju, animals are crammed into rusty cages where excrement is left to build up and feeding time is only once a day.

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But after six months of negotiations, the Humane Society International (HSI) has managed to shut down the farm along with five others since 2015.

And ten of these liberated dogs already have loving families waiting for them in the US.

‘As soon as they’re ready for adoption, we find that there are line-ups of people – literally people would line up at shelters – in the US to adopt these dogs because people are so engaged by their sad and compelling stories,’ said Andrew Plumbly, a campaign manager for the HSI.

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Dogs like Demi have been subject to horrific conditions where hygiene is ‘non-existent’.

The owner of the farm in Wonju, who has asked to remain anonymous, cited poor health for wanting to leave the business.

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HSI hopes the government will ban the breeding of dogs for meat ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea.

Recently, the mayor of the city of Seongnam, Lee Jae-myung, who is running for president, ordered the closure of a big dog-meat section of a city market, where seafood will be sold instead.

The reality of dog-meat farming in South Korea

Dogs in farms are reportedly electrocuted, hanged, beaten, have their throats slashed or are boiled to death, according to

This is a profit-driven industry that is tax free and unregulated.

For more details about the industry, visit and sign a petition to help bring this to an end.