We’ve Seized a Dog Meat Truck!
South Korea's annual dog-meat slaughter-fest known as Boknal has once again come and gone! In case you are unaware; Boknal is a macabre and bloody annual celebration of torture in which dogs by the thousands… by the tens of thousands are cruelly and brutally slaughtered in filthy back-alley butcher shops for a magical stew believed to enhance virility.
Just days ago, our Korean rescue partners Jindo Love Rescue alerted our rescue team to a rusty truck, carelessly parked, and fully laden with its cargo of innocent lives bound and waiting for slaughter on the first day of Boknal. The truck was piled high with rusty wire metal cages and crammed full of helpless dogs packed together so tightly that some could not move or even turn their heads.
Some dogs had collars around their necks, a clear indication that these poor suffering animals were not farmed or raised for meat—they were family companions!
In many parts of Asia, dog-meat vendors, corrupt to their core roam the late-night streets in shadowy fleets of ramshackle pickup trucks. They shamelessly steal unattended dogs, no matter their size or breed, to make an easy profit from the sale of their flesh.
Our hearts ached to hear them whine pitifully into the night, begging for release.
We knew immediately that we had to save them all!
It’s because of such strong and generous support from donors like you that we were able to spring to action immediately and attempt to rescue everyone!
All of the dogs were hurt, starved, dehydrated. Who knows how long they had been shoved into cages and stacked on top of one another. Many of the dogs had fresh injuries from fights caused by other dogs clawing their way beneath the pile, desperate to escape the crushing weight.
With tears in her eyes, our frightened but brave rescue partner pleaded our case before the authorities when they arrived on the scene, begging for the release of these animals. It was our passionate pleas; your passionate voice that made this rescue possible.
All in all that night, we saved 28 dogs from the butcher's block.
Tragically, two dogs, Annabelle and Bear, have passed away as a result of advanced heartworm and extreme neglect.
All 26 of the remaining survivors still require urgent medical attention. Without it, more deaths are sure to follow.
Which is why we need your help more than ever. Rescue is just the first step; all of the dogs need healing, foster care, training and rehabilitation to make a complete recovery. Medical costs are mounting up quickly—almost all the dogs are heartworm positive and suffering from injuries due to their cruel mistreatment.
Basic medical care will cost over $1,000 per dog!
But in the words of our Korean rescuer,
“After seeing their eyes… how can we not save them.”
Your support today, in any amount for this life saving campaign, will enable us to keep those promises made to 26 victims.
We cannot wait to update you on everyone’s progress as we turn 26 victims into 26 survivors who will be able to share their story… and their love and affection with the world. Each rescue and adoption that you support—each life that you help to save, will enable us to grow our cadre of canine ambassadors. Each rescued dog you place in the loving arms of a caring family here in the United States (or abroad) will be one step, one life closer to ending this industry of cruelty forever.
It is imperative that we continue to fund this critical rescue project. Each life saved today will save many more lives tomorrow as our canine ambassadors awaken the world to the plight of dogs and cats suffering for the illicit and illegal meat trade.
For many thousands of dogs and cats, it is too late.
For one very lucky group of dogs—their journey is just beginning… thank you for showing your love for these 26 dog meat survivors through your kind and generous support.