An animal protection group freed 149 dogs from cages days before they were due to be were killed and eaten.
The dogs, including 15 newborn puppies, were destined to be turned into spicy soup in South Korea.
The rescue operation came ahead of the country’s annual Bok Nal dog meat festival, when more than a million of the animals are killed and eaten.
Many of the dogs found on the farm in rural Yesan, in western South Korea, were injured, had diseases, or were suffering from pressure sores.
Humane Society International (HSI) said it freed the dogs after being contacted by the farm’s owner, who wanted help to shut it down.
“With every dog meat farm we close, we are not only saving the lives of these poor, terrified dogs caught up in this cruel trade, but we are also presenting a successful blueprint for change that we hope the government will follow,” said Nara Kim, the charity’s …
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