Humane Society International saves 200 dogs from the dinner plate as they close down their 6th dog meat farm in South Korea. For the first time since leaving the desolate farm, where temperatures had plummeted to -10 C in recent weeks, the pups were allowed to roam free.
Wendy Higgins from Humane Society International (HSI), which run the dog rescue programme, said: “We are just thrilled to have these dogs back to the UK. It’s quite an emotional day for them and for all of us who have been involved with closing the farm down and saving these dogs.
“Today marks the start of the rest of their lives.”
An estimated 30 million dogs are killed every year for humans to eat each year across Asia – in China, Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia including more than 2.5 million in South Korea.
GreenWorldTV’s Anneka Svenska goes along to welcome the 8 lucky dogs arriving in the UK to be rehomed over here and also to go into medical detection work.
Featuring: Peter Egan, Dr Roger Mugford, Claire Bass and Wendy Higgins of Humane Society International.
Filmed on location at Heathrow Animal Centre and All Dogs Matter