Furbabies Aren’t Food! Two Dogs Saved From South Korea Slaughterhouse

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Photo: In Defense of Animals ..............................................................................
Photo: In Defense of Animals
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Rudy and Happy were hours away from death when In Defense of Animals, a California-based international animal rights and rescue organization dedicated to protecting the rights, welfare and habitats of animals, saved the pups as part of a rescue mission.

They landed at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after a 7,000 mile journey from South Korea, just a few weeks after In Defense of Animals rescued the pair, plus five other dogs from the dog meat trade. All seven dogs are now safe and well at In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, and awaiting adoption into loving U.S. homes.

Little Happy, seen here with his mother, in the slaughterhouse from which he was rescued. Photo: In Defense of Animals  ..............................................................................
Little Happy, seen here with his mother, in the slaughterhouse from which he was rescued. Photo: In Defense of Animals
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“We are so glad this sweet pair escaped the horrific fate of being made into dog meat,” said In Defense of Animals President, Dr. Marilyn Kroplick. “Happy, Rudy and the ‘Slaughterhouse 5’ are ambassadors who represent millions of dogs brutally slaughtered and eaten each year. Culture and tradition are no excuse to force any animal to suffer to satisfy our appetites.”

The dogs’ escape was dramatic, coming only weeks before the start of Korea’s month-long Boknal dog meat feast.

In what dog lovers (and so many rescuers) have come to see as the sweet, forgiving nature of these lovely animals, Happy and Rudy greeted their liberators with tails wagging. Happy and Rudy are Korean Jindo dogs, known for their fierce loyalty and and brave nature.

Rescuers greet the dogs with kisses. Photo: In Defense of Animals  ..............................................................................
Rescuers greet the dogs with kisses. Photo: In Defense of Animals
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“We are looking for patient, experienced guardians who can help Rudy and Happy overcome their traumatic past and enjoy full, rich lives,” said In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary Operations Manager, Sharon Stone. “Please get in touch if you are able to offer a loving forever-home.”

Apply to rescue a dog from In Defense of Animals Hope Animal Sanctuary via email at: [email protected] or call 662-392-8939.

4 thoughts on “Furbabies Aren’t Food! Two Dogs Saved From South Korea Slaughterhouse”

  1. While Korean (and Chinese) dog stories stoke sympathy for the dogs and hatred to those who eat them, rescuing them and flying them 7000 miles is complete and utter waste and leads to far more deaths. In US, 1.2 million dogs are killed each year. To save each dog, it takes as little as $10/mo. For the airfare and care for those two dogs, which probably ran close to $1000, 100 dogs in US could’ve been saved, if not more.

    Sure, life in Korean slaughterhouse would be awful. But how is it any different from cows in US slaughterhouses? If some Indian rescue organizations spend resources, direct and indirect, to ship cows 7000 miles from US to India while millions of cows in their country is killed senselessly, we’d point at the ridiculousness of their actions. We should look in the mirror before judging others.

    In US, “shelters” are just awful. For that $10/mo, the dog has to go through solitary confinement almost 24 hours a day. Dogs being social creatures are tortured day after day, month after month in “shelters” in the name of being humane; there’s nothing humane about solitary confinement. To keep innocent social creature in such torture chamber for months on end before killing 1.2 million of them is barbaric to no end. At least the dogs in Korean slaughterhouse would meet quick deaths and end their suffering.

    So before we praise such ridiculous stories about shipping other countries’ dogs thousands of miles while US continue to shelter-torture 4 million dogs a year and kill 1.2 million of them, let’s look at ourselves first. We can help heck of a lot more dogs with the resources wasted on only two shipped thousands of miles.

    If you really cared about saving dogs, instead of cheering for stories like this, which leads to more organizations wasting resources to grab headlines, foster a dog. You will get so much more love than thought possible, and you will be saving the dogs from daily torture and almost certain death. There are thousands of fosters all over doing great work, yet very little is known about them, and certainly not a headline grabber.

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    • Your comment is bizarre. What makes you think that we aren’t fostering dogs as we also cheering for dogs that are saved from slaughter?

      While I agree that our treatment of food animals in the US leaves much to be desired, the reason dogs are “different” is because humans bred them for thousands of years to be *companions* and *friends* and *help-mates* NOT for food. To spend so much time, energy and resourced to breed dogs to love us and trust us, and then EAT them, is the ultimate betrayals. In addition, in countries where dogs are eaten, they are tortured to death due to the idiotic reasoning that it makes them taste better. Again – we don’t treat our food animals as well as we should,, but at least it’s NOT LEGAL to torture them, and those who do so are doing it *outside the law* and can be punished if caught.

      Please get off your high horse – you aren’t any more caring than the rest of us, who are happy for dogs who escape being tortured and consumed in foreign counties, as well as being happy when a US shelter dog finds a great, loving home.

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