HSI lends a helping hand to farmers who agree to a close their dog farms, working with them to transition to alternative and more humane livelihoods, along with providing the startup capital needed to get their businesses off the ground.
“In the past farmers have turned to growing fruits and vegetables on their land. Others have gone into the water distribution trade and the scrap metal business,” Arce-Contreras explained. “HSI follows up with every farmer to ensure they are no longer raising dogs for the meat trade, as part of their agreement. The latest farmer is going into the construction business while converting his land to grow vegetables.”