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Watch Rescuer Claim to Save Dog Moments Before Being Slaughtered for Meat

Newsweek
Newsweek
 2022-01-26

A video showing a dog being rescued just moments before it was due to be slaughtered for its meat has been released by a campaigner who claims to be saving dogs from this trade. The video was posted to TikTok where it has now been viewed over 10 million times.

Jonny Preston, also known as Jonathan Cossu, says he found the dog at a slaughterhouse in Bolgatanga, Ghana. In the video he can be seen negotiating with the workers at the slaughterhouse to let him take the dog, who is huddled on the ground looking terrified.

Preston is a controversial figure in the animal rescue community. He was issued a cease and desist order by the Attorney General of California in relation to his charity Urgent Dogs of LA. He was ordered to stop operations for multiple violations. The order said donation requests were made for specific dogs, but money raised did not make it to the charity.

Correction 01/27/22, 10 a.m. ET: This article was edited to remove unverified claims.

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Elizabeth Moerschel
01-26

what can we do I saw you free a dog that had it mussel had been taped and it legs taped behind it back why be so cruel I thank God for you I saw this I know alot of people do not know about it what about peta? I was so angry I couldn't sleep animals are love unconditional I have a rescue pitbull and rescued cats I wish I had the money and the land for a rescue it's what's would do I get into arguments with people for the way they treat their animals I thank God for you.

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Smokey Gin
01-26

I'm not going to watch the video, it will give me nightmares. but very thankful for the dog being rescued. I deeply wish that this trade never existed. the trade should be shut down and banned. terrible and merciless poor excuse of a human, they should be treated the same way.

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Irene Villapol
01-26

Thank you sir you gave dog's life. God bless you and dog. That's so cruel for dog meat. God doesn't like it. I prayed all dogs for saving their life. God bless all animals. ,🙏🙏🙏

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