MILWAUKEE — One month ago, nearly 200 dogs and puppies were rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm. Now some of those dogs are headed to Milwaukee for adoption.
The Humane Society of the United States has officially shut down the 14th South Korean dog meat farm since 2015, saving these animals from possible death by electrocution or hanging.
According to the release, more than 90 of the rescued dogs will arrive in the Midwest beginning this week and into the week of Feb.17.
The dogs rescued from the meat farm include chihuahuas, corgis, huskies, jindos, Yorkshire terriers, poodles, Pomeranians, shih tzus and French bulldogs.
Although the dog meat industry is rapidly declining, more than 2.5 million dogs are reared on the thousands of meat farms across South Korea.
According to a study by Gallup Korea, 70 percent of South Koreans say they will not eat dog in the future.