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Dogs rescued from S. Korea ‘meat farm’ coming to West Michigan

WALKER, Mich. - The Humane Society of West Michigan is awaiting the arrival of some new furry friends.

Over 200 dogs were recently rescued from a puppy mill and "meat farm" in South Korea. The dogs are on their way to the U.S. and Canada.  Five of the dogs are coming to West Michigan.

Humane Society International rescued the dogs. Some of the dogs would have become pets, but others may have been sold to butchers.  HSI was able buy out the farmer's business and convince him to sign a contract to not re-enter the business for 20 years.  They say the culture in South Korea towards dogs is changing for the better.

The dogs should be in West Michigan by Tuesday night. Staff at the Humane Society will evaluated them and put them up for adoption as soon as they can.

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11 comments

  • Matt McCartney

    I wonder when Koreans will come to America and rescue cows? Why the hell does anyone here think that telling other nations what they ought and ought not to consume is any of our business? I mean they eat horse meat in France & Russia, but I guess it’s easier (and more “awwwww” photogenic) to rescue cute puppies.

  • Paul Deeb

    Breeding any animal for any reason is wrong. Whether it’s for pets or meat, it’s a crime. Shame on all of you meat eaters who condemn Koreans for doing the same thing you do to innocent cows, pigs, and chickens.

      • Paul Deeb

        Just Facts, Don’t forget about all of the millions of animals in nature who are killing each other this very second. I do what I can. Meat eaters are more responsible for the deaths of any animals killed during wheat and soy harvesting. Most of the land used for crops is devoted to feeding doomed meat animals.

    • Mira Lea Revill-Tardiff

      Paul Deeb, according to you, ‘Breeding any animal for any reason is wrong. Whether it’s for pets or meat it’s a crime’.
      In your own words, you would rather see all domestic animals become extinct, for that is what will happen if we are forced to stop breeding animals..
      This, Folks, is what HSUS, PETA, AR Activist, and most (not all) vegans are really about – the total annihilation of all animals that fall under the category of livestock and pets.

      • Paul Deeb

        Mira Revill-Tardiff, No T-Rex can be breed for slaughter like their decendent the chicken. That’s obviously a good thing. Extinction has no negatives. Non-existance means non-harmable. But we can worry about that ethical question once all of the dogs in shelters are adopted first.

  • Paul Deeb

    Breeding any animal for any reason is wrong. Whether it’s for pets or meat, it’s a crime. Shame on all of you meat eaters who condemn Koreans for doing the same thing you do to innocent cows, pigs, and chickens.

  • Cathy VanKempen

    No quarantine, no isolation from the pet population, these animals will be showing up in your dog parks, these animals will be showing up at your vet, these animals will be showing up at your dog classes, these animals will make your dog sick. Where do you think the Asian strain of flu came from that was affecting dogs in Chicago? Where do you think the new strain of parasites of ticks come from? Where do you think the new cases of rabies and parvo and other diseases that are highly contagious and detrimental to our domestic pets are coming from? These animals are not tested for brucellosis they are brought over given a cursory health check and adopted out to the unsuspecting public. This is wrong and should not be allowed. Please boycott this practice.

  • Mary

    Imported dogs from other countries should have a MANDATORY 30 day quarantine in a facility (NOT foster homes). These dogs are bringing diseases with them, it happened before with Korean dogs (Chicago/Dog Flu) and just this month with dogs from Egypt (RABIES). If the US has such a pet overpopulation problem, save the dogs here!

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