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Rescued from a dog meat farm

A dog is pictured in a cage at a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea, January 10, 2017. Some 200 dogs are being rescued from a farm in Wonju, 90 km (55 miles) from the South Korean capital, Seoul. The dogs, which were being raised for human consumption, were rescued by Humane Society International and will be sent to the U.S. to start new lives as pets under the HSI's campaign.

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A dog is pictured in a cage at a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea, January 10, 2017. Some 200 dogs are being rescued from a farm in Wonju, 90 km (55 miles) from the South Korean capital, Seoul. The dogs, which were being raised for human...more

A dog is pictured in a cage at a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea, January 10, 2017. Some 200 dogs are being rescued from a farm in Wonju, 90 km (55 miles) from the South Korean capital, Seoul. The dogs, which were being raised for human consumption, were rescued by Humane Society International and will be sent to the U.S. to start new lives as pets under the HSI's campaign. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Rescue workers from Humane Society International rescue a dog at a dog meat farm in Wonju. The farm is the sixth that the group has helped close down in South Korea since 2015, and follows six-months of negotiations, medical examinations and vaccinations.

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Rescue workers from Humane Society International rescue a dog at a dog meat farm in Wonju. The farm is the sixth that the group has helped close down in South Korea since 2015, and follows six-months of negotiations, medical examinations and...more

Rescue workers from Humane Society International rescue a dog at a dog meat farm in Wonju. The farm is the sixth that the group has helped close down in South Korea since 2015, and follows six-months of negotiations, medical examinations and vaccinations. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Dogs are pictured in cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. Because airline flights can only carry a limited number of dogs a day, it will take a couple of weeks for HSI to rescue all 200 of the dogs at the farm.

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Dogs are pictured in cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. Because airline flights can only carry a limited number of dogs a day, it will take a couple of weeks for HSI to rescue all 200 of the dogs at the farm. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Dogs are pictured in cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. Because airline flights can only carry a limited number of dogs a day, it will take a couple of weeks for HSI to rescue all 200 of the dogs at the farm. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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A dog collar is seen at a dog meat farm in Wonju. The owner of the farm, who has been in the business for 30 years and declined to be identified, cited poor health as a reason for getting out of the business.

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A dog collar is seen at a dog meat farm in Wonju. The owner of the farm, who has been in the business for 30 years and declined to be identified, cited poor health as a reason for getting out of the business. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A dog collar is seen at a dog meat farm in Wonju. The owner of the farm, who has been in the business for 30 years and declined to be identified, cited poor health as a reason for getting out of the business. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Dogs are pictured in cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. Hygiene there is "non-existent", said HSI campaign manager Andrew Plumbly, with waste collecting beneath cages where dogs are exposed to extremes of weather and fed once a day, according to HSI.

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Dogs are pictured in cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. Hygiene there is "non-existent", said HSI campaign manager Andrew Plumbly, with waste collecting beneath cages where dogs are exposed to extremes of weather and fed once a day, according to...more

Dogs are pictured in cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. Hygiene there is "non-existent", said HSI campaign manager Andrew Plumbly, with waste collecting beneath cages where dogs are exposed to extremes of weather and fed once a day, according to HSI. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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An empty dog cage is seen at a dog meat farm in Wonju. Consumption of dog meat is on the decline in South Korea, where it is mainly eaten by older people and dogs are increasingly popular as pets. Still, HSI estimates there are 17,000 dog-meat farms in the country.

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An empty dog cage is seen at a dog meat farm in Wonju. Consumption of dog meat is on the decline in South Korea, where it is mainly eaten by older people and dogs are increasingly popular as pets. Still, HSI estimates there are 17,000 dog-meat farms...more

An empty dog cage is seen at a dog meat farm in Wonju. Consumption of dog meat is on the decline in South Korea, where it is mainly eaten by older people and dogs are increasingly popular as pets. Still, HSI estimates there are 17,000 dog-meat farms in the country. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Rescue workers from Humane Society International rescue a dog at a dog meat farm in Wonju. "As soon as they're ready for adoption, we find that there are line-ups of people - literally people would line up at shelters - in the U.S. to adopt these dogs because people are so engaged by their sad and compelling stories," said HSI campaign manager Andrew Plumbly.

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Rescue workers from Humane Society International rescue a dog at a dog meat farm in Wonju. "As soon as they're ready for adoption, we find that there are line-ups of people - literally people would line up at shelters - in the U.S. to adopt these...more

Rescue workers from Humane Society International rescue a dog at a dog meat farm in Wonju. "As soon as they're ready for adoption, we find that there are line-ups of people - literally people would line up at shelters - in the U.S. to adopt these dogs because people are so engaged by their sad and compelling stories," said HSI campaign manager Andrew Plumbly. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Rescued dogs are seen as they wait for transport. Humane Society International hopes the government will ban the breeding of dogs for meat ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea. Recently, the mayor of the city of Seongnam, Lee Jae-myung, who is running for president, ordered the closure of a big dog-meat section of a city market.

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Rescued dogs are seen as they wait for transport. Humane Society International hopes the government will ban the breeding of dogs for meat ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea. Recently, the mayor of the city of Seongnam, Lee...more

Rescued dogs are seen as they wait for transport. Humane Society International hopes the government will ban the breeding of dogs for meat ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea. Recently, the mayor of the city of Seongnam, Lee Jae-myung, who is running for president, ordered the closure of a big dog-meat section of a city market. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Rescue workers from Humane Society International rescue a dog. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Rescue workers from Humane Society International rescue a dog. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Rescue workers from Humane Society International rescue a dog. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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A dog is pictured in a cage at a dog meat farm in Wonju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A dog is pictured in a cage at a dog meat farm in Wonju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A dog is pictured in a cage at a dog meat farm in Wonju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Dog waste is seen stacked under dog's cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Dog waste is seen stacked under dog's cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Dog waste is seen stacked under dog's cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Dogs are pictured in cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Dogs are pictured in cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Dogs are pictured in cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Dog waste is seen stacked under dog's cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Dog waste is seen stacked under dog's cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Dog waste is seen stacked under dog's cages at a dog meat farm in Wonju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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A rescued dog is seen as it waits for transport. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A rescued dog is seen as it waits for transport. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A rescued dog is seen as it waits for transport. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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