Another Fifty Dogs Rescued in South Korea
Towards the end of February 2016, Change For Animals Foundation was in South Korea to assist Humane Society International with the rescue of fifty dogs from a dog meat farm.
South Korea is the only country in the world known to commercially farm dogs to supply the nation’s demand for dog meat. There are thousands of farms that have the same pitiful conditions, causing immense suffering to the dogs. Raised in small, filthy, barren cages, these dogs live the most miserable lives full of fear, boredom and hunger. They cling to life, exposed to the elements during Korea’s freezing cold winters, only to be slaughtered over the summer months when dog meat is most popularly consumed.
As CFAF’s programmes director explains: “Rescuing dogs from these pitiful places is always bittersweet. It is one of the best feelings in the world to be able to end the industry there and then for individual animals; but knowing that many thousands of dogs continue to suffer on dog meat farms throughout South Korea is crushing. Seeing the trauma of their suffering etched on the dogs’ faces as they peer from the cages is beyond sad. They are so scared yet desperate for gentle touches. They look at us with fear, but we hold them tight, and promise that they will never be hurt again.”
With the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea fast approaching, now is the time to act to end the trade. The world’s eyes will be watching South Korea in the lead up to and during the international games. With your support, CFAF is continuing to build on the momentum for change within the country and ensure calls for an end to the dog meat industry are heard and acted upon.
Rescued dogs enjoying their new lives of comfort and compassion