Shutting Down a Dog Meat FarmJean Chung/For HSI
UPDATE April 12, 2023:
The nearly 200 dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm are safe! See a video live from the shelter.
UPDATE March 9, 2023:
Justin was born into frigid cold and terrible conditions on a South Korean dog meat farm.
But the scary journey on the farm is over for this little one. Justin has been rescued and is on his way to a new life. See the video. Meanwhile, Romeo won’t suffer painful feet any longer. See a video of what he endured for so long before rescue.
UPDATE March 8, 2023:
UPDATE March 6, 2023:
Today’s the day! We removed our first 45 dogs from the farm today and loaded them up to head to the airport in Incheon. They were understandably frightened, so we tried to reassure them as much as possible. There were tears of happiness from our HSI team to see these beautiful dogs finally leave this miserable farm behind them. Watch our Facebook live from the scene, video of Samsun, who will never again be forced to breed, and a video of Max, a tiny, fragile puppy.
UPDATE March 4, 2023:
Thanks to your generosity, our Animal Rescue Team is now on the ground in South Korea. See a video of Mia, who has been stuck in a barren cage at the end of a long corridor. She could see light, but not access it. Soon, Mia will get to walk through that door and into a new, happier life.
UPDATE March 3, 2023:
Our rescue teams from around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Latin America and Indonesia, have all set off headed for South Korea to join our HSI/Korea team on the ground in Asan-si, Chungcheong province, to close our 18th dog meat farm!
UPDATE February 27, 2023:
Our flights for the dogs to the United States have been confirmed, and our HSI/Korea dog meat campaign manager, Sangkyung Lee, says that the dog crates of varying sizes are being delivered to the farm so that they are ready to be assembled. Not long to go now before these dogs can start their new lives.
UPDATE February 22, 2023:
Our HSI/Korea dog meat campaign manager, Sangkyung Lee, visited the farm to look in on the dogs. We are working closely with the farmer to ensure food and proper care has been given. We were able to remove vulnerable puppies and heavily pregnant dogs into temporary boarding to protect them from the freezing temperatures.
UPDATE February 17, 2023:
Nutritious food has been delivered to the farm. The response from our generous donors has ensured that no dog goes hungry. Thank you to all those who have donated so far.
UPDATE February 14, 2023:
The dogs have been vaccinated and given health checks by a veterinarian. Straw has been laid down in their cages to help keep the dogs and puppies warm, especially at night when temperatures often fall below freezing. This initial contact with the dogs offers some comfort while we wait.
UPDATE February 9, 2023:
Many dogs are pregnant, and mother dogs have been desperately trying to keep their newborn pups alive in the cold. Others are frightened, malnourished and completely isolated.