"When I was a child, I had a relationship with [a dog] who taught me so much about animal behavior," Goodall explained. "They've been domesticated, they've been man's best friend for maybe 15,000 years or more, and in that time, they've done so much for us. They've guarded our belongings, they've guarded people, they've guided the blind, they've helped autistic children to read - this and so much more."
Unfortunately, the dog meat trade has a stubborn hold on the region because so many farmers' livelihoods depend on the industry. There are an estimated 17,000 dog meat farms in South Korea.
Luckily, Humane Society International (HSI) is working with the farmers to close the farms and transition to other kinds of work. HSI has closed five of these farms so far, and rescued over 500 dogs from death, bringing them to the U.S. and Canada for adoption.