Nobody expected this storybook ending for Chi Chi, named after the Korean word for "loving." She was rescued from a trash can outside a dog meat farm in South Korea, where she was hung upside down by her paws and stuffed with food to make her gain weight quickly. "[Dog meat farmers] like [the dogs] to be scared before they die, because they think that makes the meat taste better," said Keith. "The more torture the more tender the meat."
Unfortunately, it's a world that too many dogs endure, Keith explained. "People are very surprised that dog meat is still eaten in many parts of the world, even the United States." Keith, who also happens to be an attorney, is working with lawmakers to create legislation to ban dog meat farms in the United States. If successful, she will keep more dogs from receiving the same the cruel treatment as Chi Chi once did.
"We weren't even sure she was going to live," said Keith.