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46 dogs saved from dinner tables

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NEW YORK: Forty-six dogs were flown to New York from South Korea after being rescued at a farm where they were to be slaughtere­d for human consumptio­n, animal advocates said yesterday.

The Humane Society Internatio­nal is responsibl­e for saving the dogs that were fed barely enough to survive.

The animals arrived at Ken- nedy Internatio­nal Airport late on Saturday and were headed to emergency shelters in New York, Maryland and Pennsylvan­ia yesterday.

The farm in Goyang, a city just north of Seoul, “was more like a dungeon, where there’s very little light, little to no ventilatio­n, so the stench of ammonia would bring tears to your eyes,” said Kelly O’Meara, who oversees the society’s companion animal-related internatio­nal projects.

About 17000 other such farms still operate in South Korea, said O’Meara. However, she said, it’s a diminishin­g industry in a society where demand for dog meat has been plummeting. Meat from about 2 million dogs still is eaten there each year. – ANA-AP

 ?? PICTURE: AP ?? A crate with two puppies rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm are loaded on to an animal transport vehicle near Kennedy Airport by Animal Haven workers yesterday.
PICTURE: AP A crate with two puppies rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm are loaded on to an animal transport vehicle near Kennedy Airport by Animal Haven workers yesterday.

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