GreenWorldTV and AFI’s Anneka Svenska joined with Humane Society International, Peter Egan, Dr Roger Mugford and All Dogs Matter on welcoming 8 lucky dogs to the UK out of the 200 rescued by HSI International on 18th January.
The dogs arrived at the Animal Reception Center at Heathrow airport and were greeted by press and animal lovers. Peter Egan and Dr Roger Mugford explained that several of the dogs would be going into medical detection work here in the UK and it was their passion to show people that these dogs are not just ‘dog meat’ dogs but the same as every other dog, very capable of becoming pets or working dogs and being extremely trainable and responsive.
The 200 dogs had been liberated from HSI’s 6th dog meat farm closure and the majority are flying to the USA and Canada to be re homed. The dog meat farm is closing down after the owner was convinced to change to another profession. This wave of farmers leaving the dog meat trade is currently spreading across South Korea and HSI informed us that most farmers approach them to help them close down the farm and rebuild a new cruelty free business in its place.
HSI hope to work with the South Korean Government to get the dog meat trade stopped for good before the Winter Olympics in 2018. GreenWorldTV is to support HSI by filming with them over the year.
To watch the film of the dogs arrival, please click below: