Dog Rescued from Dog Meat Trade Snuggles Up to Orphaned Chick

Dog Rescued from Dog Meat Trade Snuggles Up to Orphaned Chick

Minnow and Chickpea were in trouble. Serious trouble.

Minnow was set to be sold and slaughtered for dog meat, and Chickpea was lost, all alone and separated from the other baby chicks. Fortunately, because of some good Samaritans, both have been rescued and have since developed an unexpected amity for one another.

Abbie Hubbard

Last year, Minnow was one of 23 dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea. But from the moment she set her paw to ground at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria in Virginia, she had a home.

Deputy Director Abbie Hubbard and Minnow fell in love at first sight.¬†“I can’t explain it any other way – we were just meant to be together,” she said.

Minnow is an affable dog that has enjoyed her time with Hubbard, getting along well with a diverse crew of other rescued animals and fosters.

Annie Hubbard

Chickpea (the chick) was spotted lost outside of a local business about two weeks ago– Hubbard also agreed to take Chickpea in. When Chickpea showed up though, Minnow was a bit hesitant– birds and beaks made her wary.

But Chickpea eventually won Minnow over- she persistently and affectionately followed her around the house until Minnow cracked and couldn’t pawsably put her off any longer. The two animals have since formed a unique and adorable bond.

Abbie Hubbard

Millions of other dogs are not as lucky as Minnow. In Korea, China, and the other countries, millions of cats and dogs are brutally killed for human consumption every year. Even America is no safe haven- selling cat and dog meat is legal in most states.

Please sign this petition and urge Congress to outlaw dog and cat meat- it is a cruel, inhumane practice and the United States needs to take a stand.

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  1. Helen

    STOP the slaughter of dogs & cats for human consumption. Can only in Courage theft of domestic animals that we hear about all the time and never find the stolen pet.

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  2. Linda

    Stop slaughter if dogs and cats! This is awful!!!!!

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  3. Patti Cell

    STOP dog Slaughttering !!!!!!!!! They are unconditionally loving animals! Make this a LAW to protect them PLEASE!!!!!

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  4. Debra Broach

    I can’t understand how these people can have a heart and be able to watch these animals suffer and to kill them like its nothing. I so…. wish I had the power to end the suffering of all animals. Stop the senseless slaughtering of these animals and start enjoying them as a loving pet who will love you in return. UNBELIEVABLE!

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  5. David waldman

    Dog and cat meat eating festivals are barbaric and don’t recognize that these are pets that were stolen. Those who participate in these so-called “festivals” are disgusting and despicable people.

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  6. Diane Smith

    Thank God, this doggie was saved. So many beautiful dogs and cats are tortured and sacrificed to the grotesque dog meat trade. I guess some Asians are becoming more compassionate and discovering how loyal, loving, intelligent these animals are and hopefully they will start using them in their finest, highest use – as companions and members of the family or as service or rescue animals. Their high intelligence even allows them to discover human ailments. What a stupid waste of these talents. Torturing them gives the ghouls, the fiends their jollies I guess . So they perpetuate this “tastes better” myth or sell them in myriad other sadistic ways.

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