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Raised for meat, dogs in South Korea get new lives as pets abroad

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Humane Society International workers Lola Weber (left) and Adam Parascandola at a dog farm in Wonju, South Korea. The animal-rights group has shut down five farms since last year.

Wonju, South Korea

ON A FARM nestled between hills of trees, the ageing Spitz has had an easy life. She follows her owner, Gong In Young, everywhere. And he dotes on the dog, whose name is Snow White.

Yet on his farm in a valley south-east of Seoul, Mr Gong, 55, also raises dogs