International animal welfare group FOUR PAWS closed a dog slaughterhouse in October in Cambodia. Located in Takeo Province, all animals were taken into care by the organization.
This slaughterhouse was one of the largest in the country. Supplying meat from 2,000 dogs each year, the slaughterhouse received dogs from pets, strays or dogs traded for supplies. In Cambodia, three million dogs are estimated to be used for meat each year in the country.
Ten dogs that were being kept in a small cage were rescued from the operation. The animals will receive medical treatment and then will be put up for adoption to find safe homes. The animals were brought to FOUR PAWS partner Animal Rescue Cambodia.