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HSI Rescued 149 Dogs From South Korean Dog Meat Festival

Recently, animal lovers from the Humane Society International (HSI) rescued 149 dogs from a dog meat farm. These dogs were locked up in cages in Yesan, Korea.

Humane Society International (HSI)

The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County was chosen by Humane Society International as it is one of the sites around the country to take the dogs saved from Korea.

149 Dogs rescued

During the Bok Nal season, 149 dogs including new-born puppies were rescued from being sold at a meat market.  It is the season where over one million dogs are slaughtered and made into a spicy soup.

Jennifer Smieja with Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) Waukesha said, “It’s been a long cultural tradition, and it’s been something that’s been held onto by the elders in their society. However, from what we understand, the youth in Korea is starting to completely oppose and reject that type of thinking.”

 

Three of the dogs were taken to a center in Sheboygan.

HAWS Waukesha officials said,

In the coming days, they’ll be receiving more dogs from South Korea. Some of the animals will soon be ready for adoption. Others may take a while to socialize.

Reference: WISN

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