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Destined for the table, Korean dogs become pets in U.S. instead - Source Nola

Posted on Jan 18,2017
Filed Under Pets , Community,

Daisy and Tulip in a cage at a farm in Wonju, South Korea. The dogs were brought to Alexandria, Virginia in April 2016. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Abbie Hubbard - Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Source Nola

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - The Sapsaree puppy at the Alexandria, Virginia animal shelter seems healthy and happy, a far cry from how she looked two years ago when she arrived from an overcrowded dog meat farm in South Korea.

Her fate until then was slaughter, her flesh and bones destined to be used as meat or in soup. Emaciated and suffering from a broken leg, probably from confinement in a metal cage, the five-month-old puppy was named "Minnow" by the deputy director of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Abbie Hubbard, who adopted her.

Minnow is one of 770 dogs rescued so far as part of a worldwide campaign to end the practice of raising dogs for human consumption in South Korea. About 200 rescues landed at Washington Dulles International Airport this week.

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