This rescue was made possible thanks to the help of a South Korean farmer from the Wonju province. Most dog breeders are part of the industry against their best wishes and are trying to find a way out of it.
The president of the New Jersey rescue centre said in a press conference:
We are proud to welcome these poor animals, happy in the knowledge that their stories will alert the public to the fight against this practice.
For many years, the Humane Society International has been working in various countries in Asia, fighting to put an end to the dog meat industry.
In South Korea, the organisation is developing support programmes for these farmers to help them earn a living by other means.
For more information about the dog meat industry in South Korea and to join the fight against it, you can make a donation on the Humane Society International website.
We're LIVE from our temporary shelter! We'll be giving a quick tour and taking a look at some of the lucky dogs we rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm.Posted by Humane Society International on Thursday, April 28, 2016