RISPCA rescuing 8 dogs from Korean dog meat trade

Crime
Dog meat collage_662382

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) announced Wednesday it will be taking in rescued dogs from Korea, which they said would have otherwise been sold in the dog meat trade.

According to RISPCA spokesperson Eric St. Peter, there are eight dogs – seven of them puppies – arriving at the shelter in late March.

“Unfortunately, the consumption of dogs is still prevalent in some Asian countries like Korea and China,” St. Peter said in a statement. “Not only are the dogs killed for human consumption in ‘dog meat festivals,’ but the dogs have a miserable life, followed by a terrible, sometimes prolonged death. Electrocution is the most common method of killing.”

St. Peter said the dogs are mostly a Korean Jindo breed. They will arrive in Boston on March 29 and will be available for adoption at the RISPCA shortly after.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Providence

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

12 on 12 - Cold Case Cards: All In

More Cold Case Cards All In
PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

12 INFORMA: INFORMACIÓN DE CORONAVIRUS EN ESPAÑOL

More 12 Informa

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

Community Events & Happenings

More Community

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour
Live Cams on WPRI.com