Dogs rescued from Asian meat farms brought to California

Mar 20, 2015 10:46 AM by News Staff, Photo: Humane Society International

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than 50 dogs were rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm and brought to the San Francisco Bay Area to start new lives.

Humane Society International officials say the last 13 dogs were brought Thursday to the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The dogs are mostly in good condition. They were rescued from overseas farms under a program that works with farm owners to remove the dogs and teach the farmer how to crop farm instead.

The international group will work with animal rescue groups in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento to find the dogs homes.

About two million dogs are slaughtered and eaten in South Korea every year. The recent group of rescued dogs included poodles, beagles and Korean Jindos of varying sizes.

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