They Saw A Cargo Truck, But What It Was Carrying Had People Chasing It In Horror


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These dogs never did anything wrong. Their only crime was being born. When locals saw this cargo truck packed to the gills with dogs, they sadly knew exactly where it was headed…

These dogs never did anything wrong. Their only crime was being born. When locals saw this cargo truck packed to the gills with dogs, they sadly knew exactly where it was headed...

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They were in there so tight.

They were in there so tight.

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The drivers weren't taking them to a shelter where they'd find new homes. Nor were they bringing them to get much-needed health checkups.

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No, these criminals were carting the pups to a dog meat festival in the Jilin province of northeastern China.

No, these criminals were carting the pups to a dog meat festival in the Jilin province of northeastern China.

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When the truck was spotted, countless concerned citizens took to social media to notify animal rights groups like Guardians of Chinese Animal Protection and the Humane Society International.

When the truck was spotted, countless concerned citizens took to social media to notify animal rights groups like Guardians of Chinese Animal Protection and the Humane Society International.

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They quickly assembled a team that followed the truck until the authorities could be brought in on the matter.

They quickly assembled a team that followed the truck until the authorities could be brought in on the matter.

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Had the truck continued on to its destination, the nearly 300 dogs aboard it would have been killed in torturous ways, all in the name of an old, outdated tradition.

Had the truck continued on to its destination, the nearly 300 dogs aboard it would have been killed in torturous ways, all in the name of an old, outdated tradition.

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Thanks to the quick actions of everyone involved, the truck was pulled over and all of the animals were given to police!

Thanks to the quick actions of everyone involved, the truck was pulled over and all of the animals were given to police!

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The scariest part about the rescue? It's presumed that most of the pups in the dog meat trade are thought to be either stolen from happy homes or grabbed from the streets.

The scariest part about the rescue? It's presumed that most of the pups in the dog meat trade are thought to be either stolen from happy homes or grabbed from the streets.

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Facebook / Guardians of Chinese Animal Protection 守护者

It's hard to even think about what these dogs would have gone through had these people not stepped up.

It's hard to even think about what these dogs would have gone through had these people not stepped up.

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Amazingly enough, while rescuers were unloading the truck, a mama dog gave birth to four healthy puppies!

Amazingly enough, while rescuers were unloading the truck, a mama dog gave birth to four healthy puppies!

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They're all safe because of a few unnamed heroes who made those first calls to action.

They're all safe because of a few unnamed heroes who made those first calls to action.

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(via The Dodo)

Please, please consider donating to these wonderful organizations. Without their quick thinking, these dogs never would have survived.

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