Rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm

Humane Society International


Since 2015, we’ve permanently shut down 14 dog meat farms in South Korea and rescued nearly 1,800 dogs flown to the USA, UK, Canada & Holland for adoption.

The farm closures are a key part of our broader strategy to demonstrate to the South Korean government a working model for a state-sponsored, nationwide closure of farms. We have been working directly with farmers who have expressed a desire to end their involvement in the industry, identifying ways to shut down the farms and transition to humane livelihoods, such as sustainable crop-growing businesses.

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How to Volunteer

At our emergency shelter in Montreal, volunteers help us rehabilitate rescued animals, clean their cages on a daily basis and socialize them so they can be ready for placement through our partners. Give hands-on care.

How to Adopt

The rescued dogs are transported to Shelter and Rescue Partners—who then facilitate the adoptions after assessing and addressing any health or behavioral concerns. The list is updated regularly as soon as shelters and rescue partners are confirmed. Please contact these shelters directly.

Learn More and Help

HSI is fighting to end the dog meat trade across Asia. Learn more about our efforts and what you can do to help stop this cruelty. Our campaign Take action Give now