'Condemned' South Korean dogs find sanctuary in the US
Dozens of dogs that were due to be slaughtered for human consumption have been rescued from South Korea and taken to New York where they will be adopted as pets, animal rights activists say.
The 46 underfed dogs were found in a farm north of Seoul where they awaited death in dirty and dark cages, the Humane Society International said.
The dogs will be placed in emergency shelters before being adopted.
Eating dog meat is commonplace in parts of east Asia.
In South Korea it is a culinary tradition, particularly at the height of summer when three days are designated as special festivals and dishes of dog are served, usually in a highly spiced stew.
Western campaigners who consider the animals to be household pets have in recent years tried to disrupt the trade by staging mass rescues.
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