Canadian figure skater rescued a dog from a Korean meat farm

Canadian figure skater rescued a dog from a Korean meat farm

Duhamel is taking a stand against the country's dog meat industry and adopted miniature daschund Moo-tea through Free Korean Dogs when in South Korea last February and has implored others to do the same.

Having already rescued and adopted a pup from a dinner plate fate a year ago, Duhamel - who is a vegan - has just rescued her 2nd pooch from the South Korea meat trade industry and will be bringing the pup home to Canada for adoption.

"Most of the time, he just wants to sit in everybody's arms", she told The Associated Press.

Canadian figure skater and Olympic gold medalist Meagan Duhamel is using her platform at the 2018 winter Olympics in Pyeongchang to draw attention to South Korea's notorious dog meat farms.

Pyeongchang County government official Lee Yong-bae revealed that signs advertising dog meat dishes were changed to more neutral ones to avoid giving "a bad impression to foreigners" while the games take place.

Ten out of 12 dog meat restaurants operating close to the Olympic Stadium are still serving up the dishes, with just two taking them off the menu altogether despite a request from the South Korean government.

"We've faced a lot of complaints from restaurant operators that we are threatening their livelihood" he added.

Last week, Humane Society International saved 90 puppies and dogs from a meat farm located a mere 40 minutes away from the Olympic Village!

Dog meat is regarded as "detestable" by the South Korean government but is still legal to buy in the country, with more than two million dogs eaten in there every year.