South Korea is the only country in the world known to intensively breed dogs for human consumption. Thousands of dog meat farms across the country breed an estimated 2.5 million dogs each year who are confined in small, barren cages outdoors. Dogs on these farms lives in fear, starving and desperate for help.
Humane Society International (HSI) has been active in South Korea since 2014, bringing attention to the cruelty of the dog meat industry. A dog meat farm shut down by the animal rescue team of HSI and all the 170 dogs rescued and sent to the United Kingdom, Canada and United States for adoption.