Dogs rescued from South Korean dog meat farm arrive in Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, Wis. - Three dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm have arrived at the Oshkosh Area Humane Association, the shelter said Tuesday.

According to the Humane Society International, it is estimated that more than 2.5 million dogs are killed for human consumption in South Korea each year.

Dogs raised on dog meat farms are usually kept in small, filthy cages and exposed to the elements in both the winter and summer, the Oshkosh Area Humane Society said.

The dogs now need time to learn to trust humans again, OAHS Executive Director Joni Geiger said.

"They’ve been treated like commodities without any regard to their mental or physical wellbeing," Geiger explained. "Many of them don’t know what playing is, they’ve never seen a tennis ball or a collar and leash. They’ve never known life outside their small cage. We’re going to do everything we can to get them healthy and help them believe that humans can be trusted."

To learn more about OAHS, visit their website here.

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