From South Korea to Canada

Humane Society International

Since 2015, we’ve permanently shut down multiple dog meat farms in South Korea and rescued more than 2,700 dogs flown to the USA, UK, Canada and the Netherlands 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 our Shelter and Rescue Partners, which then facilitate adoptions. Please view the list of Shelter and Rescue Partners here. We will continue to update this list as more Shelter and Rescue Partners are confirmed. Those interested in adoption can contact these organizations directly to find out how to meet the dogs and apply to adopt.

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

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