Dogs rescued from South Korean meat farms

Almost all the dog meat restaurants in South Korea’s Pyeongchang county, where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony will be held on Friday, have defied a government request to stop serving the food, an official admitted Thursday.

South Koreans are believed to consume about one million dogs a year as a summertime delicacy, with the greasy red meat — which is invariably boiled for tenderness — believed to increase energy.

<p>In this image released on Thursday, April 28, 2016, an HSI rescuer snuggles with a dog at the Incheon airport before his flight to the US. Humane Society International rescued the dogs from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea this week, the fifth such farm that the organization has closed down as part of its campaign to end the dog meat trade. A total of 171 dogs are being flown to shelters and rescues in the United States and Canada for a second chance at life. (Meredith Lee/Humane Society International via AP Images) </p>
Rescued dogs

In this image released on Thursday, April 28, 2016, an HSI rescuer snuggles with a dog at the Incheon airport before his flight to the US. Humane Society International rescued the dogs from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea this week, the fifth such farm that the organization has closed down as part of its campaign to end the dog meat trade. A total of 171 dogs are being flown to shelters and rescues in the United States and Canada for a second chance at life. (Meredith Lee/Humane Society International via AP Images)

<p>The Humane Society of the United States and the SPCA helped rescued 57 dogs from the South Korea in San Francisco CA., March 20, 2015. (Photo Credit: Sammy Dallal/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States) </p>
Rescued dogs

The Humane Society of the United States and the SPCA helped rescued 57 dogs from the South Korea in San Francisco CA., March 20, 2015. (Photo Credit: Sammy Dallal/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States)

<p>In this image released on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in December 2014, Humane Society International visited a farm in Ilsan, South Korea, where dogs were being raised for the dog meat trade. HSI worked with the farmer and secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI, the international affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, is working to reduce the dog meat trade in Asia, including South Korea, where dogs are farmed for the industry. HSI plans to work with more South Korean dog meat farmers to help them transition out of this cruel business. In this image, HSI consultant Lola Webber plays with puppies at the farm. The dogs on South Korean farms live their entire lives in cages with little attention from the farmers, even for food and water. Additionally, animal protection laws there are routinely ignored in the trade such as killing dogs in front of other dogs. Their suffering is endless. (Manchul Kim/AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

In this image released on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in December 2014, Humane Society International visited a farm in Ilsan, South Korea, where dogs were being raised for the dog meat trade. HSI worked with the farmer and secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI, the international affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, is working to reduce the dog meat trade in Asia, including South Korea, where dogs are farmed for the industry. HSI plans to work with more South Korean dog meat farmers to help them transition out of this cruel business. In this image, HSI consultant Lola Webber plays with puppies at the farm. The dogs on South Korean farms live their entire lives in cages with little attention from the farmers, even for food and water. Additionally, animal protection laws there are routinely ignored in the trade such as killing dogs in front of other dogs. Their suffering is endless. (Manchul Kim/AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>Walter peers out from his open kennel on Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team’s Disaster Relief and Transport Trailer, after his rescue from a South Korean dog meat farm by Humane Society International (HSI) on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. HSI reached an agreement with the farmers to permanently close the farm and fly all the dogs to the United States for adoption. This is the seventh dog meat farm the organization has closed in South Korea so far, saving more than 800 dogs as part of its campaign across Asia to end the killing of dogs for consumption. (Andrew Kelly/AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

Walter peers out from his open kennel on Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team’s Disaster Relief and Transport Trailer, after his rescue from a South Korean dog meat farm by Humane Society International (HSI) on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. HSI reached an agreement with the farmers to permanently close the farm and fly all the dogs to the United States for adoption. This is the seventh dog meat farm the organization has closed in South Korea so far, saving more than 800 dogs as part of its campaign across Asia to end the killing of dogs for consumption. (Andrew Kelly/AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>In this image released on Thursday, April 28, 2016, HSI rescuer Adam Parascandola rescues a dog from a cage and hands him over to Borami Seo to be prepped for transport. Humane Society International rescued the dogs from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea this week, the fifth such farm that the organization has closed down as part of its campaign to end the dog meat trade. A total of 171 dogs are being flown to shelters and rescues in the United States and Canada for a second chance at life. (Meredith Lee/Humane Society International via AP Images) </p>
Rescued dogs

In this image released on Thursday, April 28, 2016, HSI rescuer Adam Parascandola rescues a dog from a cage and hands him over to Borami Seo to be prepped for transport. Humane Society International rescued the dogs from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea this week, the fifth such farm that the organization has closed down as part of its campaign to end the dog meat trade. A total of 171 dogs are being flown to shelters and rescues in the United States and Canada for a second chance at life. (Meredith Lee/Humane Society International via AP Images)

<p>Animal Haven volunteer Nicole Smith passes a crate to Animal Haven Director of Operations Mantat Wong, containing two dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm by Humane Society International (HSI), on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. HSI reached an agreement with the farmers to permanently close the farm and fly all the dogs to the United States for adoption. This is the seventh dog meat farm the organization has closed in South Korea so far, saving more than 800 dogs as part of its campaign across Asia to end the killing of dogs for consumption. (Andrew Kelly/AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

Animal Haven volunteer Nicole Smith passes a crate to Animal Haven Director of Operations Mantat Wong, containing two dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm by Humane Society International (HSI), on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. HSI reached an agreement with the farmers to permanently close the farm and fly all the dogs to the United States for adoption. This is the seventh dog meat farm the organization has closed in South Korea so far, saving more than 800 dogs as part of its campaign across Asia to end the killing of dogs for consumption. (Andrew Kelly/AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>Dogs are shown locked in a cage at a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Humane Society International provided all 150 dogs with vaccinations and warm bedding, and aims to close down the farm and rescue the dogs. HSI is the leading animal welfare organization working to end Asia’s dog meat trade, including in South Korea where around 17,000 farms breed up to 2.5 million dogs for human consumption annually. HSI works in partnership with dog farmers interested in leaving the industry, and assists their transition to cruelty-free livelihoods. More information is available at www.hsi.org/dogmeat. (Woohae Cho/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States) </p>
Rescued dogs

Dogs are shown locked in a cage at a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Humane Society International provided all 150 dogs with vaccinations and warm bedding, and aims to close down the farm and rescue the dogs. HSI is the leading animal welfare organization working to end Asia’s dog meat trade, including in South Korea where around 17,000 farms breed up to 2.5 million dogs for human consumption annually. HSI works in partnership with dog farmers interested in leaving the industry, and assists their transition to cruelty-free livelihoods. More information is available at www.hsi.org/dogmeat. (Woohae Cho/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States)

<p>A dog is shown locked in a cage at a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Humane Society International provided all 150 dogs with vaccinations and warm bedding, and aims to close down the farm and rescue the dogs. HSI is the leading animal welfare organization working to end Asia’s dog meat trade, including in South Korea where around 17,000 farms breed up to 2.5 million dogs for human consumption annually. HSI works in partnership with dog farmers interested in leaving the industry, and assists their transition to cruelty-free livelihoods. More information is available at www.hsi.org/dogmeat. (Woohae Cho/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States) </p>
Rescued dogs

A dog is shown locked in a cage at a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Humane Society International provided all 150 dogs with vaccinations and warm bedding, and aims to close down the farm and rescue the dogs. HSI is the leading animal welfare organization working to end Asia’s dog meat trade, including in South Korea where around 17,000 farms breed up to 2.5 million dogs for human consumption annually. HSI works in partnership with dog farmers interested in leaving the industry, and assists their transition to cruelty-free livelihoods. More information is available at www.hsi.org/dogmeat. (Woohae Cho/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States)

<p>Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART) volunteer David Manko sits on board PAART’s Transport Trailer with a dog rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm by Humane Society International (HSI) on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. HSI reached an agreement with the farmers to permanently close the farm and fly all the dogs to the United States for adoption. This is the seventh dog meat farm the organization has closed in South Korea so far, saving more than 800 dogs as part of its campaign across Asia to end the killing of dogs for consumption. (Andrew Kelly/AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART) volunteer David Manko sits on board PAART’s Transport Trailer with a dog rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm by Humane Society International (HSI) on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. HSI reached an agreement with the farmers to permanently close the farm and fly all the dogs to the United States for adoption. This is the seventh dog meat farm the organization has closed in South Korea so far, saving more than 800 dogs as part of its campaign across Asia to end the killing of dogs for consumption. (Andrew Kelly/AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>Bindi nervously peers out through the bars of her cage on the dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea in November 2016 where she had been kept to be sold and killed for her meat. Bindi was one of 150 dogs on this farm saved by Humane Society International. Bindi was flown to the UK for adoption and now lives in a loving home with two other dogs and her doting human companion. Bindi’s rescue is part of HSI’s ongoing programme to end the dog meat trade in South Korea and demonstrate that ‘meat’ dogs are no different from companion dogs. This image was featured in the charity’s celebrity-attended photo exhibition at Parliament on July 11th. (Photo by Woohae Cho/AP Images for Humane Society International)<br> The Humane Society International is in the process of closing down the farm with 150 dogs and will transport the dogs to the UK and United States in January 2017. (Photo by Woohae Cho / AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

Bindi nervously peers out through the bars of her cage on the dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea in November 2016 where she had been kept to be sold and killed for her meat. Bindi was one of 150 dogs on this farm saved by Humane Society International. Bindi was flown to the UK for adoption and now lives in a loving home with two other dogs and her doting human companion. Bindi’s rescue is part of HSI’s ongoing programme to end the dog meat trade in South Korea and demonstrate that ‘meat’ dogs are no different from companion dogs. This image was featured in the charity’s celebrity-attended photo exhibition at Parliament on July 11th. (Photo by Woohae Cho/AP Images for Humane Society International)
The Humane Society International is in the process of closing down the farm with 150 dogs and will transport the dogs to the UK and United States in January 2017. (Photo by Woohae Cho / AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>Walter greets a fellow dog on board Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team’s Disaster Relief and Transport Trailer, after both were rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm by Humane Society International (HSI) on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. HSI reached an agreement with the farmers to permanently close the farm and fly all the dogs to the United States for adoption. This is the seventh dog meat farm the organization has closed in South Korea so far, saving more than 800 dogs as part of its campaign across Asia to end the killing of dogs for consumption. (Andrew Kelly/AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

Walter greets a fellow dog on board Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team’s Disaster Relief and Transport Trailer, after both were rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm by Humane Society International (HSI) on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. HSI reached an agreement with the farmers to permanently close the farm and fly all the dogs to the United States for adoption. This is the seventh dog meat farm the organization has closed in South Korea so far, saving more than 800 dogs as part of its campaign across Asia to end the killing of dogs for consumption. (Andrew Kelly/AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>In this image released on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 57 dogs rescued by Humane Society International and Change for Animals Foundation from a dog meat farm in Hongseong, South Korea, arrive in San Francisco. HSI worked with the farmer to remove the dogs from miserable conditions and close the doors of his facility for good. As part of the plan, HSI secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI flew the dogs to San Francisco to be evaluated and treated for medical issues at the San Francisco SPCA. Some of the dogs will be transferred to additional HSI Emergency Placement Partners, including—East Bay SPCA, Marin Humane Society and the Sacramento SPCA. All the dogs will be found loving, permanent homes. In this image, two dogs settle in to their new digs at the San Francisco SPCA after their long trip form South Korea. (Sammy Dallal/AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

In this image released on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 57 dogs rescued by Humane Society International and Change for Animals Foundation from a dog meat farm in Hongseong, South Korea, arrive in San Francisco. HSI worked with the farmer to remove the dogs from miserable conditions and close the doors of his facility for good. As part of the plan, HSI secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI flew the dogs to San Francisco to be evaluated and treated for medical issues at the San Francisco SPCA. Some of the dogs will be transferred to additional HSI Emergency Placement Partners, including—East Bay SPCA, Marin Humane Society and the Sacramento SPCA. All the dogs will be found loving, permanent homes. In this image, two dogs settle in to their new digs at the San Francisco SPCA after their long trip form South Korea. (Sammy Dallal/AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>In this image released on Thursday, April 28, 2016, Humane Society International rescuer Adam Parascandola visits one of the dogs at a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea. HSI rescued the dogs this week, the fifth such farm that the organization has closed down as part of its campaign to end the dog meat trade. A total of 171 dogs are being flown to shelters and rescues in the United States and Canada for a second chance at life. (Meredith Lee/Humane Society International via AP Images) </p>
Rescued dogs

In this image released on Thursday, April 28, 2016, Humane Society International rescuer Adam Parascandola visits one of the dogs at a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea. HSI rescued the dogs this week, the fifth such farm that the organization has closed down as part of its campaign to end the dog meat trade. A total of 171 dogs are being flown to shelters and rescues in the United States and Canada for a second chance at life. (Meredith Lee/Humane Society International via AP Images)

<p>In this image released on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 57 dogs rescued by Humane Society International and Change for Animals Foundation from a dog meat farm in Hongseong, South Korea, arrive in San Francisco. HSI worked with the farmer to remove the dogs from miserable conditions and close the doors of his facility for good. As part of the plan, HSI secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI flew the dogs to San Francisco to be evaluated and treated for medical issues at the San Francisco SPCA. Some of the dogs will be transferred to additional HSI Emergency Placement Partners, including—East Bay SPCA, Marin Humane Society and the Sacramento SPCA. All the dogs will be found loving, permanent homes. In this image, dogs wait to be picked up from customs at the San Francisco airport. (Sammy Dallal/AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

In this image released on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 57 dogs rescued by Humane Society International and Change for Animals Foundation from a dog meat farm in Hongseong, South Korea, arrive in San Francisco. HSI worked with the farmer to remove the dogs from miserable conditions and close the doors of his facility for good. As part of the plan, HSI secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI flew the dogs to San Francisco to be evaluated and treated for medical issues at the San Francisco SPCA. Some of the dogs will be transferred to additional HSI Emergency Placement Partners, including—East Bay SPCA, Marin Humane Society and the Sacramento SPCA. All the dogs will be found loving, permanent homes. In this image, dogs wait to be picked up from customs at the San Francisco airport. (Sammy Dallal/AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>Small dogs wait to be rescued from a dog meat farm in Chungcheongnamdo, South Korea. Humane Society International came to an agreement with the farmer to shut down his business and transported all 103 dogs to the United States. The operation is part of HSI ‘s efforts to fight the dog meat trade throughout Asia. In South Korea, the campaign includes working to raise awareness among Koreans about the plight of meat dogs, no different from the animals more and more of them are keeping as pets. (Manchul Kim/AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

Small dogs wait to be rescued from a dog meat farm in Chungcheongnamdo, South Korea. Humane Society International came to an agreement with the farmer to shut down his business and transported all 103 dogs to the United States. The operation is part of HSI ‘s efforts to fight the dog meat trade throughout Asia. In South Korea, the campaign includes working to raise awareness among Koreans about the plight of meat dogs, no different from the animals more and more of them are keeping as pets. (Manchul Kim/AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>In this image released on Tuesday March 24th, A group of dogs, part of the 57 dogs rescued by Humane Society International and Change for Animals Foundation from a dog meat farm in Hongseong, South Korea, are temporarily housed in a San Francisco SPCA kennel on March 20, 2015. HSI worked with the farmer to remove the dogs from miserable conditions and close the doors of his facility for good. As part of the plan, HSI secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI flew the dogs to San Francisco to be evaluated and treated for medical issues at the San Francisco SPCA. Some of the dogs were transferred to additional HSI Emergency Placement Partners, including East Bay SPCA, Marin Humane Society and the Sacramento SPCA. All the dogs will be found loving, permanent homes. (Sammy Dallal/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States) </p>
Rescued dogs

In this image released on Tuesday March 24th, A group of dogs, part of the 57 dogs rescued by Humane Society International and Change for Animals Foundation from a dog meat farm in Hongseong, South Korea, are temporarily housed in a San Francisco SPCA kennel on March 20, 2015. HSI worked with the farmer to remove the dogs from miserable conditions and close the doors of his facility for good. As part of the plan, HSI secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI flew the dogs to San Francisco to be evaluated and treated for medical issues at the San Francisco SPCA. Some of the dogs were transferred to additional HSI Emergency Placement Partners, including East Bay SPCA, Marin Humane Society and the Sacramento SPCA. All the dogs will be found loving, permanent homes. (Sammy Dallal/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States)

<p>Humane Society International s Dr. Rey del Napoles removes a small dog from a dog meat farm in Chungcheongnamdo, South Korea. HSI came to an agreement with the farmer to shut down his business and transported all 103 dogs to the United States. The rescue operation is part of HSI ‘s efforts to fight the dog meat trade throughout Asia. In South Korea, the campaign includes working to raise awareness among Koreans about the plight of meat dogs, no different from the animals more and more of them are keeping as pets. (Manchul Kim/AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

Humane Society International s Dr. Rey del Napoles removes a small dog from a dog meat farm in Chungcheongnamdo, South Korea. HSI came to an agreement with the farmer to shut down his business and transported all 103 dogs to the United States. The rescue operation is part of HSI ‘s efforts to fight the dog meat trade throughout Asia. In South Korea, the campaign includes working to raise awareness among Koreans about the plight of meat dogs, no different from the animals more and more of them are keeping as pets. (Manchul Kim/AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>Dogs locked in a cage at a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea in November 2016, as Humane Society International stepped in to close the farm and rescue all 150 dogs who would otherwise have been killed for their meat. HSI flew the dogs from this farm to the UK and United States for adoption, as part of an ongoing programme to demonstrate that working in partnership with dog farmers to end the dog meat trade in South Korea is possible. This image was featured in the charity’s celebrity-attended photo exhibition at Parliament on July 11th. (Photo by Woohae Cho/AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

Dogs locked in a cage at a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea in November 2016, as Humane Society International stepped in to close the farm and rescue all 150 dogs who would otherwise have been killed for their meat. HSI flew the dogs from this farm to the UK and United States for adoption, as part of an ongoing programme to demonstrate that working in partnership with dog farmers to end the dog meat trade in South Korea is possible. This image was featured in the charity’s celebrity-attended photo exhibition at Parliament on July 11th. (Photo by Woohae Cho/AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>In this image released on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in December 2014, Humane Society International visited a farm in Ilsan, South Korea, where dogs were being raised for the dog meat trade. HSI worked with the farmer and secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI, the international affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, is working to reduce the dog meat trade in Asia, including South Korea, where dogs are farmed for the industry. HSI plans to work with more South Korean dog meat farmers to help them transition out of this cruel business. In this image, a mother dog sits in a cage with her puppies at the farm. The dogs on South Korean farms live their entire lives in cages with little attention from the farmers, even for food and water. Additionally, animal protection laws there are routinely ignored in the trade such as killing dogs in front of other dogs. Their suffering is endless. (Manchul Kim/AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

In this image released on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in December 2014, Humane Society International visited a farm in Ilsan, South Korea, where dogs were being raised for the dog meat trade. HSI worked with the farmer and secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI, the international affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, is working to reduce the dog meat trade in Asia, including South Korea, where dogs are farmed for the industry. HSI plans to work with more South Korean dog meat farmers to help them transition out of this cruel business. In this image, a mother dog sits in a cage with her puppies at the farm. The dogs on South Korean farms live their entire lives in cages with little attention from the farmers, even for food and water. Additionally, animal protection laws there are routinely ignored in the trade such as killing dogs in front of other dogs. Their suffering is endless. (Manchul Kim/AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>In February 2015, Humane Society International closed down a dog meat farm in Hongseong, South Korea, where dogs were being raised for the dog meat trade. HSI secured an agreement with the farmer to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI rescuer Adam Parascandola is pictured here with Ruby, who he went on to adopt himself. This image was featured in the charity’s celebrity-attended photo exhibition at Parliament on July 11th. (Photo by Manchul Kim/AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

In February 2015, Humane Society International closed down a dog meat farm in Hongseong, South Korea, where dogs were being raised for the dog meat trade. HSI secured an agreement with the farmer to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI rescuer Adam Parascandola is pictured here with Ruby, who he went on to adopt himself. This image was featured in the charity’s celebrity-attended photo exhibition at Parliament on July 11th. (Photo by Manchul Kim/AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>Twenty-three dogs rescued by Humane Society International from a dog meat farm in Ilsan, South Korea, arrive in Washington, DC, on Jan. 5 and 6, 2015. HSI worked with the farmer to remove the dogs from miserable conditions and close the doors of his facility for good. As part of the plan, HSI secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI, the international affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, is working to reduce the dog meat trade in Asia, including South Korea, where dogs are farmed for the industry. HSI plans to work with more South Korean dog meat farmers to help them transition out of this cruel business. In this image, HSI animal rescue responder Masha Kalinina holds a puppy at Dulles International Airport after his long flight from South Korea. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Humane Society International) </p>
Rescued dogs

Twenty-three dogs rescued by Humane Society International from a dog meat farm in Ilsan, South Korea, arrive in Washington, DC, on Jan. 5 and 6, 2015. HSI worked with the farmer to remove the dogs from miserable conditions and close the doors of his facility for good. As part of the plan, HSI secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI, the international affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, is working to reduce the dog meat trade in Asia, including South Korea, where dogs are farmed for the industry. HSI plans to work with more South Korean dog meat farmers to help them transition out of this cruel business. In this image, HSI animal rescue responder Masha Kalinina holds a puppy at Dulles International Airport after his long flight from South Korea. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Humane Society International)

<p>In this image released on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, Adam Parascandola, Humane Society International’s director of animal protection and crisis response, holds a small dog at the San Diego Humane Society. The dog is one of 103 dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea in mid-September as part of HSI’s campaign to fight the dog meat trade throughout Asia. The dogs were transported to animal shelters in California and Washington State, where they will be evaluated and put up for adoption. (Sandy Huffaker/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States) </p>
Rescued dogs

In this image released on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, Adam Parascandola, Humane Society International’s director of animal protection and crisis response, holds a small dog at the San Diego Humane Society. The dog is one of 103 dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea in mid-September as part of HSI’s campaign to fight the dog meat trade throughout Asia. The dogs were transported to animal shelters in California and Washington State, where they will be evaluated and put up for adoption. (Sandy Huffaker/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States)

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