Animal rescues from Humane Society International HSI rescued more than 170 dogs from a dog meat farm in Namyangjui in South Korea.
The dog meat farm in Namyangjui is one of 17,000 in South Korea that breed more than 2,5 million dogs a year for human consumption.
Pete Wicks, from The Only Way Is Essex English reality TV show, joined the rescue team in South Korea. He visited the slaughterhouse in Namyangju. The man was shocked when he enters these structures: “Nothing had prepared me for such a horrible vision,” he said. He remembers seeing “entire corridors of dogs shaking behind metal bars with so much despair in their eyes. ”
The dogs were suffering from eye infections, skin diseases and painful legs and paws sores from standing and sitting on wire mesh.
These dogs were flying to shelters across the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom.
Days after the rescue, Pete Wicks went to London Heathrow Airport to welcome the dogs he helped save.
Among the dogs that were held there, 150 were saved through this initiative. 13 of them made the trip to London and the rest were taken to the United States and Canada.
Pete Wicks wanted to be present when they arrived at Heathrow Airport in London. Jack the Beagle, who is in the picture, Henry the Labrador Retriever, and the Crusaders Lucie, George, Tory, Rock, Bella, Chris, Adam, Mocha, Abbie, Lucy, and Leila are now 9000 km from death row. They are all going to join their new families in England soon.