30 Dogs Rescued From Meat Farm In South Korea

Humane Society officials have rescued 30 dogs and puppies from a meat farm in South Korea and brought them to San Diego for medical attention, rescuing them from a lifetime of abuse.

According to a spokeswoman for the San Diego Humane Society, the dogs were rescued from crowded and filthy living quarters through a program sponsored by the organization's international chapter.

Many of the dogs, who range from six months of age to two years, were suffering from malnutrition and other health concerns. A variety of breeds, including tosas (similar to Korean mastiffs), golden retrievers, and huskies, were rescued.

"Helping to end the horrors of the dog-meat trade is a critical mission for us," Gary Weitzman, president of the San Diego Humane Society, said in a statement. "We have pledged to keep San Diego at zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals — and we will keep that promise — but that doesn't mean we will ever turn our backs on other animals in need."

This rescue mission is the second such mission achieved in partnership with the Humane Society International, and the San Diego Humane Society will continue to execute rescue efforts for animals in need around the world.