MEDIA ADVISORY: Welcome to Canada! Rescued dogs to land in Toronto after being saved from a South Korean dog meat farm

News outlets invited to attend arrival of rescued dogs at Pearson International Airport Tuesday night

TORONTO, March 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Media are invited to Pearson International Airport on Tuesday, March 13th to witness the arrival of 18 dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm. In total, more than 80 dogs rescued from this facility will be transported to Canada this month. Representatives with Humane Society International/Canada will be on hand to field questions about the rescue and the campaign to end the dog meat trade.

HSI/Canada staff participating in the farm closure will be available for phone or email interviews from South Korea March 12th-14th.

WHAT: Arrival of 18 rescued dogs at Pearson International Airport

WHO: Rescued dogs, HSI/Canada spokespeople and volunteers.
WHERE: Air Canada Cargo - 2580 Britannia Rd East, Mississauga, ON L4W 2P7

WHEN: March 13th, between 5 pm and 6 pm.

For interview requests, high-resolution photos and video, please call or email media contact below.

Media Contact: Christopher Paré – office: 514 395-2914 x 206 / cell: 438 402-0643, email:  

Humane Society International/Canada is a leading force for animal protection, with active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, marine mammal preservation, farm animal welfare and animals in research. HSI/Canada is proud to be a part of Humane Society International which, together with its partners, constitutes one of the world's largest animal protection organizations. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide - on the web at