A new dog rescue in Las Vegas is crossing borders to save the lives of golden retrievers worldwide. Golden retriever lovers unite! Goldens Without Borders pays to have the dogs taken out of meat markets and slaughterhouses and brought to America for a second chance at life. Oh my gosh! I had no idea that golden retrievers were taken to meat markets and slaughterhouses! Apparently, this is happening in South Korea. Please don’t eat man’s best friend!
Golden retriever Abby recently took her first steps in America. She had been scheduled to be put down last Friday at a kill shelter in South Korea. But thanks to Goldens Without Borders, Abby gets a second chance at life.
“It really is saving one life at a time,” said Sheila Oliveria.
Goldens Without Borders works with good-hearted people in countries like Taiwan, Turkey, Mexico, China, and South Korea to bring dogs to America that would have otherwise been killed.
“There’s a great need in these countries given the circumstances that they’re in with the dog meat market and strays on the street and slaughterhouses,” Oliveria told KTNV.
Abby is going to a new foster family that will welcome the dog with open arms.
“I think for golden retrievers they look for that human interaction and they don’t get it,” Oliveria said.
One at a Time
Goldens Without Borders just got clearance to bring 15 more golden retrievers to America that were rescued from meat markets in China.
If you want to find out more and help, visit the Goldens Without Borders website.
I highly encourage people to make donations to them, if possible. I can’t stand the thought of a poor pup, golden retriever or not, being made ready to slaughter. Besides, I just bought the sweetest Pomeranian.
Let me assure you that I am not one of those types that thinks meat is murder. I love hamburgers and I’ll eat them, though I could probably never bring myself to kill a cow. I just don’t agree with killing animals that are supposed to be pets. All they want to do is love us and be loved.
I also understand that this is a different country and a different culture. I’m not trying to offend anyone. But these pups should be given a chance to have a good life. Dogs love their humans.
If just given a chance, these golden retrievers will become someone’s companion and make them very happy. I have no doubt in my mind about that. After all, golden retrievers have a reputation for being one of the world’s friendliest dog breeds. Golden retrievers are happy, loyal, great with kids, and loving. They are a wonderful breed.
Dogs are Friends, Not Food…Right?
I want to know your opinions. Do you think it’s wrong of Americans to interfere with this? Is it just something we don’t understand? Or do you think it’s justified? Please tell us in the comments below.