Chinese meat-trade dogs flown to US airports to meet their new owners
Dogs destined for Chinese meat trade arrive in US.
Adopters from across the US and Canada travelled to LAX and JFK airports to welcome some very special new members of their families.
No Dogs Left Behind, a charity that runs a shelter in China and saves dogs from the meat-trade, organised a number of flights to bring some lucky canines to North America.
“It takes a special person to fall in love with one of these sweet survivors over pictures and videos,” Brandy Cherven, No Dogs Left Behind’s president of adoptions and transports, told City News Service.
“They never gave up on their dogs, and we are forever grateful to them. We are overjoyed to finally get them home where they belong.”
Air China were forced to break the pack up into two shipments to each airport to ensure the oxygen in the plane’s cargo hold would remain at a safe level.
The organisation’s tactics involve going undercover and exposing meat-trade dealers who do not have the relevant permits.
It has managed to save thousands of dogs since 2017.
No Dogs Left Behind is planning to bring as many as 135 more dogs into the country from China by early 2021.
“It’s the ones that I can’t save that haunt me,” founder of the organisation Jeff Beri said.