According to animal activist Marc Ching, “There’s this belief in Asia that if you torture the dog the meat tastes better.”
Ching told this to Washington news organization WJLA. He first came across a dog named Liberty when he was working undercover in a slaughterhouse in Cambodia. That’s where he met the poor dog who had her front paws cut off for food.
There are estimates that approximately 30 million dogs are killed every year in Asia for food. This is an alarming statistic, but one that is slowly changing for the better. In Liberty’s case, she not only found freedom, she is also finding a new pair of paws.
Ching rescued Liberty last year and is raising her with his other rescues in California. She has come far but still needs to go a little bit further. The dog was recently casted for prosthetic legs and will be fit with the new paws shortly. A pair of prosthetics for a dog will run at a heavy price, roughly $5,000, but Liberty is getting these paws at a fraction of the price after a fund for needy animals decided to cover many of the fees.
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