- Associated Press - Saturday, February 27, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Humane Society is helping rescue 30 dogs from the South Korean dog meat trade.

San Diego Humane Society president Gary Weitzman says the dogs were destined for slaughter at a meat farm in South Korea before being rescued by Human Society International and flown to the United States.

San Diego Humane Society workers flew to San Francisco and transported 21 dogs to San Diego. Another nine are on the way.

According to Humane Society International, the operator of the dog meat farm entered into an agreement to shut the facility down and relinquish all the dogs. About 250 dogs total are being sent to the U.S. and Canada.

The group says the dogs were kept in wire cages with no bedding or protection from extreme cold temperatures.

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