Dogs Raised to Be Eaten in Korea Now Safe at Local Humane Society
The Benton Franklin Humane Society currently has four dogs it just received from Korea by way of the Humane Society International.
The breed is Tosa Inu and there were 103 of them rescued in the most recent batch.
Human Society International visits dog farms in Korea and offers to help them start growing fruits or vegetables if they'll release their dogs. Canine meat is popular in rural Korea.
The local shelter agreed to take four and help prepare them for eventual ownership.
Right now they act like any animal who spent their whole life in a cramped cage. They were never walked, groomed or played with because they were raised like chickens or pigs, to be fattened and eaten.
Once they get used to being around people they'll be sent to the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center where inmates will work with them and acclimate them to people. The program helps inmates work through their own problems and learn about themselves. Once they're good with people the dogs will return to the shelter to be adopted out.