Eight dogs rescued from the chopping block

Maryland

The Humane Society of Washington County accepted eight rescue dogs after a South Korean dog-meat farm was shut down.

According to the Humane Society, a farm in South Korea held more than 200 dogs and puppies in outdoor cages with the intended purpose of human consumption.

After closing down the meat farm, Humane Society International (HSI) sent the dogs to affiliates around the world.

“The Humane Society International contacted us. They shut down a dog-meat farm in South Korea that had 200 dogs, and they were sent to United Kingdom, Netherlands, United States, and I believe Canada,” said Teresa Dick of the Humane Society of Washington County.

The dogs in Washington County are still adapting to life outside of a meat farm. None of them are housebroken and they still need proper training.

According to HSI, there is an estimated 2 million dogs kept in meat farms throughout South Korea.

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