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Fly Innocent Dogs from the Meat Trade in Asia to Safety!

By Susan Rosenberg, Director of International Animal Programs

Photo courtesy of San Diego Humane Society

According to Humane Society International (HSI), approximately 30 million dogs are killed across Asia each year as part of the dog meat trade. This trade is known for its cruelty, is largely unregulated, and often illegal. HSI, as well as several other animal welfare organizations, report that dogs caught up in this industry are often stolen or snatched from the streets, transported in conditions so severe that many die from suffocation, dehydration or injury en route, and ultimately slaughtered by torture. With your help our partners, The Barking Lot, will be able to fly 12 dogs a month to San Diego to find their forever and loving families.

Photo courtesy of San Diego Humane Society

San Diego Humane Society (SDHS) cares for endless pets and wildlife in Southern California. They have also saved dogs from the dog meat trade in China. SDHS rescued 26 dogs from The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, where people gather to sample lychee fruits and eat dog meat. SDHS’s Special Response Team worked with U.S. volunteers in China to transport the 26 dogs to safety. These private citizens traveled to China to recover and save the dogs that were destined for the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Most of the dogs were stolen from their families and transported far from their homes in small wire cages without food, water or care.

Innocent dogs continue to suffer. There is much work to be done to end the barbaric practice of eating our best friends! Click here to donate to fly dogs rescued from this horrific fate to the United States for adoption!

Photo courtesy of San Diego Humane Society

Upon arriving at SDHS, the dogs received medical treatment, vaccinations and behavior modification when necessary. The dogs were small to medium in size and a variety of mixed breeds, including some terrier mixes, Tibetan Spaniel mixes, and Shiba Inu mixes, and ranged in age from one to two years old. The dogs were healthy, friendly and fairly socialized; however, a few bore scars from being bound and the abuse they endured in China.

Photo courtesy of San Diego Humane Society

Thanks to the generosity of GreaterGood.org’s donors, SDHS was able to provide healthy meals, warm beds, enrichment and the proper vaccines to the 26 dogs rescued from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. We are happy to report that all 26 dogs have been adopted and have started new lives with loving families.

Innocent dogs continue to suffer. There is much work to be done to end the barbaric practice of eating our best friends! Click here to donate to fly dogs rescued from this horrific fate to the United States for adoption!

by susanrosenberg, January 22, 2018