The shy and shaggy 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.
There are an estimated 17,000 dog meat farms in South Korea, animal rights activists say. The industry dates back centuries, and …