Close to 150 dogs were rescued from South Korea recently, saving them from the slaughterhouse. The dogs were brought to the U.S. from meat farms and animal rights groups are working to find new homes for them.
According to the Humane Society, around 2 million dogs a year are slaughtered in South Korea and used in soup that’s served during the “boknal” days - the three hottest days from July to August. The group says most dog meat eaten in the country is consumed during that time.
The rescue dogs are being checked out and vaccinated and some will be available for adoption soon at the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County in Wisconsin, which is just one of the sites caring for them.