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.