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We love when athletes and celebrities speak up on behalf of animals and inspire their fans to do the same. Canadian Olympic pairs figure skater, Meagan Duhamel, who has been vegan since 2008, has proven plants are powerful and can provide athletes with all the protein they need to excel at their sport. On top of this, Duhamel has also rescued two dogs, and one of them was saved from the infamous dog meat trade in South Korea!

When visiting South Korea in February of last year, Duhamel rescued a mini-Dachshund named Mootae, who would have otherwise been slaughtered for the meat trade. Mootae has adjusted well and loves Duhamel’s other rescue dog, Theo.



Dog meat farms are notoriously inhumane places where animals are crammed into barren cages and treated like disposable objects. With profit as the prime concern, the health and well-being of the dogs go ignored, causing the spread of diseases, including high rates of deadly rabies infections to animals and humans alike.

Animal advocates were encouraging South Korea to shut down these abysmal farms in time for the Winter Games, and although some billboards and menus have changed, dog meat soup and dog meat farms are still commonplace. Humane Society International rescued 90 puppies and dogs from a dog meat farm just 40 minutes from the Olympic stadium earlier this week.

A big thank you to Meagan Duhamel for bringing the issues of the dog meat trade to a public spotlight and for acting upon her beliefs and saving these sweet dogs from being brutally slaughtered!

Many people are still unaware these dog meat farms exist, so please make sure to spread awareness of the issue by sharing this post!

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4 comments on “Vegan Olympian Adopts Dog Who Was Destined for Slaughter on South Korean Dog Meat Farm!”

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Ruth Eisenbud
8 Months Ago

It is not just dogs.... Korea is an especially cruel place for all animals... to the point of being pathological. The following example is a sign of severe mental psychosis:

outh Korea has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and one would have hoped that with increased wealth there would also be an increase in consciousness. This does not seem to be the case, as it seems increased wealth has resulted in increased abuse of animals in the name of superstition, greed and suppressed rage taken out on animals.

The following is a depiction of a \'performance art\' piece involving the evisceration of a piglet carried out for an audience that cheered wildly as the the poor creature screamed in excruciating pain, The brutalization of those attempting to protest this sadistic display is further evidence of a deep-seeded rage that attempts to preserve and maintain such violence to living beings. The following is an action alert issued by In Defense of Animals:

"S. Korean Political Protesters Torture and Kill Pig as "Performance"...

WARNING: The following contains graphic descriptionsof animal
mutilation which some readers may find objectionable and revolting.

Our members know that IDA has long led the fight against the
brutal practice of eating dog and cat meat in South Korea.

Unfortunately, this is just one of the abuses taking
place in a country that has lax laws regulating the
treatment of animals slaughtered for food.
Recently, this lack of protection left one young
piglet the helpless victim of a revolting public
spectacle, as she was bound, stabbed, and gutted while
fully conscious for symbolic purposes at a political

Hundreds of demonstrators organized by the Icheon City
Committee assembled in front of city hall in
opposition to a plan by the Ministry of National
Defense to build military bases in the area. To
represent the protesters\' outrage, self-styled
"performance artists" tied a two-month-old piglet by
all four limbs and stretched her out in the air on a
stage. Men wielding knives then ritualistically sliced
the pig\'s skin and eviscerated her as she screamed and
struggled in agony. National and local officials
attending the event cheered and applauded,
some waving Korean flags. By the end, men pulled like
a tug-of-war on the ropes tied to pig\'s limbs, tearing
her body to shreds.

Several days after the protest, two animal protection
organizations -- Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth
(CARE) and Korean Association for Animal Protection
(KAAP) -- held mourning rites for the pig. At the
second vigil, they were attacked by members of the
Icheon City Committee, who hurled insults at mourners
over loudspeakers and destroyed the shrines
they had constructed out of flowers, hanging banners,
and framed photos of the sacrificed pig. One female
animal advocate was severely beaten...."

Dee Smith
8 Months Ago

This girl deserves a GOLD MEDAL. God bless her for having a heart and saving this dog. I hope there are many others that do the same. I can only hope that one day these dog meat farms are shut down. The people that work there are savages. I can only hope that one day they die a horrendously painful death.

Ruth Eusebud
8 Months Ago

Near this spot
Are deposited the Remains of one
Who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices.
This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery
If inscribed over human ashes,
Is but a just tribute to the Memory of
Who was born at Newfoundland, May, 1803,
And died at Newstead, Nov 18th, 1808.

The virtues of an animal, as described by Lord Byron, that is beloved throughout the world for it\'s decency and willingness to help and cooperate with humans means nothing in Korea. The dog is an animal that would willingly risk it\'s life to save a human, yet in Korea this good-natured, loyal and companionable being is considered as nothing more than a bowl of stew with alledged medicinal properties, in a culture that does not even grasp the spiritual poverty of this betrayal of man\'s best friend.

One dog rescued.... millions hacked to death.... The media in the USA is not reporting on the savagery of korean dog meat markets.... While I am grateful that one dog will not be tortured to death... the rescue of a few dogs is not an effective strategy. This issue needs publicity, which it is not getting... I do not buy anything made in china or korea... I am one person, but I cannot cooperate with the evil of dog meat... Celebrating the olympics is an effort to whitewash the cruelty of dogmeat... Speak up... let people know what you believe.... Let them know the horrors of what passes for cuisine in korea.

"He that would hang his dog, gives out first that he is mad" British proverb


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