29 dogs bred for meat in S. Korea arrive at San Diego Humane Society


As the Humane Society works to end the dog meat trade and help dog meat farmers change their livelihood, the San Diego Humane Society took custody of 29 dogs rescued from the Korean meat trade.

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The 29 dogs were among more than 100 rescues that first arrived in San Francisco.

"The dog meat trade is one of the most horrific forms of cruelty and we've taken on helping these animals as an urgent mission for San Diego Humane Society,'' said Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the organization.

The dogs arriving in San Diego this week will be adopted out after receiving medical treatment and any behavior modification training that is needed, according to the group.

Most of the the dogs are mastiffs that weigh between 20 and 60 pounds, some up to 130 pounds; there are also some Jingo-mixes and Chihuahuas, according to a local report.