This Morning viewers were torn today as two adorable dogs spared from becoming human food sparked a heated debate.
Pip Thompson and Claire Bass were joined by their two pooches, which they saved from dog meat farms in South Korea, and revealed the horrifying conditions their pets endured before finding a home in the UK.
Pip described her findings to hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.
‘The smell, the sound, the first thing you hear is the sound of dogs barking,’ she began. ‘They are in tiny wired cages with wired floors, they don’t have a water bowl to drink from, they are given restaurant waste to eat.
‘It is so uncomfortable for them, for their paws on that wired floor, that I found dogs sitting in their food bowls just to get a little bit of rest bite. It was horrific.’
They were cute, no one’s denying that, but audiences were divided as they debated the difference in the value of dog’s life over a pig or cow:
Although, Claire stressed that the dog-meat farms regularly broke animal welfare laws as she revealed there are over 17,000 active dog-meat farms globally.
‘The suffering can be exactly the same,‘ she said. ‘There can be suffering in all agricultural industries but there is an opportunity because the farmers want to leave the trade.
‘Culture is not an excuse for cruelty and wherever that happens it should be challenged.’
This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV.
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by – metro.co.uk