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Friday, March 20, 2015

57 Pups Saved From South Korean Meat Farm Find New Life in San Francisco

Posted By on Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 10:34 AM

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Here's some warm and fuzzy news to start your weekend. More than four dozen adorable dogs were recently rescued from a South Korean meat farm, and are enjoying a new life in San Francisco as we type.  

The Humane Society International worked to remove 57 dogs from a miserable meat farm and forced the owner to permanently close down the property. " As part of the plan, he signed an agreement with HSI to shut down the property and move into a permanent, humane trade in crop farming," according to the San Francisco SPCA.

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The rescue was part of a larger movement to reduce the dog meat trade in Asia, including South Korea where dogs are farmed for money – and where the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held. HSI will work with other dog farmers who agree to get out of the inhumane dog meat trade permanently and transition into trades like crop growing.

And where else would the dogs land to start a new life, but San Francisco. According to the SPCA, 42 of the dogs started arriving here on Monday where they're being evaluated for further medical issues before they become available for adoption (hint, hint). 

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Now here's a video of the dogs looking all cleaned up and happy: 

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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