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Hundreds of dogs saved from death in China

27 April 2012 Last updated at 17:00 BST

Activists in China have saved more than 500 dogs from being killed for food.

Campaingers intercepted a truck carrying the animals to a market in southwest China and a businessman eventually paid $9000 for their release.

The rescue effort was triggered after a social network message went viral on the internet.

Tom Donkin reports.