An incredible 149 dogs and puppies were saved from the farm in Yesan in the west of the country
Animal lovers from the Humane Society International (HSI) saved the scared pooches who were locked up in cages at a dog meat farm in Yesan in the west of the Asian country.
The dogs at the farm in Yesan, South Korea would have been killed and made into soup
A dog named Lucy is shown locked in a cage with an empty bowl at the meat farm in South Korea
An astonishing 149 pooches were saved from the farm in the west of the country
Penny is shown chained up at the farm in Yesan,
Three dogs, including two puppies, are pictured in a rusty cage
An incredible 149 hounds, including new-born babies, were rescued from being sold at a meat market during the Bok Nal season where over one million dogs are slaughtered and made into a spicy soup.
The concoction is said to improve blood flow and stamina during the sweltering heat of the summer.
These heart-warming pictures show the loveable dogs being lifted out of their dingy cells and taken to safety.
Most of the mutts are being flown to animal shelters in the US before eventually being rehomed with big-hearted families.
The man who ran the dog meat farm actually contacted HIS to help him close the facility down as he decided to crow crops instead.
Public opinion is turning against the practice of farming dogs for meat in the country which kills around 2.5 million pooches per year.
The dogs at the Yesan compound were terrified and many had injuries including deep pressure sores.
This is the ninth dog meat farm HSI has closed since 2014 rescuing nearly 1,000 hounds in the process.
An older dog with swollen paws is shown locked in a cage
A rescue worker cares for one of the vulnerable puppies
Dozens of dogs were kept in cages at the dilapidated farm in South Korea
A mother and her puppies pictured at the cruel farm
The organisation hopes to pressure the South Korean government into banning the cruel industry once and for all.
Nara Kim, HSI’s South Korea dog meat campaigner, said the dogs at such farms are forced to live in “disgusting conditions.”
She said: “Eating dog is a dying practice in Korea, especially among young people.
The rescued dogs would have been slaughtered and sold at a meat market if they had not been saved
This is the ninth farm HSI has closed down in the country since 2014
The owner of the farm actually contacted the organisation to help him close down the farm
Over 2.5 million dogs are killed for meat in South Korea every year
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“However, the Bok Nal days of summer still lead many to eat dog meat soup in the mistaken belief that it will invigorate the blood in the sluggish heat.
“Our campaign shows them the disgusting conditions in which the dogs are forced in live in their own faeces, and their pitiful suffering, and it is changing hearts and minds.
“Some people say that dog eating is Korean culture, but you won’t find many young people who feel it’s a cultural habit we want to hold on to.”
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