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Rescued Korean Meat-Farm Dogs Taken to Shelters for Adoption

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    Korean Meat-Farm Dogs Rescued, Headed to the Bay Area

    Nearly 60 dogs are recovering at the San Francisco SPCA after a long flight from South Korea. The dogs were rescued from a meat farm outside of Seoul, where dog meat is considered a delicacy. Bob Redell reports. (Published Friday, March 20, 2015)

    Most of the 57 dogs rescued from the butcher in South Korea are doing well at a San Francisco animal shelter and are getting ready to find new homes in the United States.

    On Friday, the dogs, mostly puppies, were being sent to four adoption agencies in San Francisco, the East Bay, Marin and Sacramento. The dogs were rescued from a meat farm outside of Seoul, where dog meat is considered a delicacy, according to the SPCA.

    "We're making a difference for these 57 dogs," said Lisa Bloch of the Marin Humane Society. "We're shining a light" on a "gruesome industry."

    The International Humane society rescued these 57 dogs from a slaughterhouse in South Korea after their owner decided to get out of the dog meat business and grow chilies instead.  People kill an estimated two million dogs a year for food, where in South Korea, dog meat is considered a delicacy. 

    Because these particular breeds are considered food in South Koreans, people don't view them as pets. That's why these dogs ended up here in the United States.