The Olympic figure skater rescued a dog from a Korean meat farm, and she wants other athletes to do the same in Pyeongchang. Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel was competing in an Olympic test run last year in Pyeongchang when she adopted Moo-Tae from a dog farm. The founder of Free Korean Dogs drove Moo-Tae and another dog eight hours to get to Meagan and her husband.
They flew the dogs back to Canada and found the second dog a family. Moo-Tae’s front legs are misshapen, because he was abused but Duhamel says the dog is “strong and calm” and loves to be held.
Dog meat is traditionally eaten in soups, stews, and tonics in South Korea. The Gangwon province in South Korea, where Olympic events are happening, has 196 registered dog farms. But the practice is steadily becoming less popular, especially among young people. More Koreans are adopting dogs as pets, too. Hopefully this trend continues and more dogs end up in loving forever homes, than they do in farms and food. Olympians totally take over the respective cities that they compete in. It’s nice to see that, while they’re there, some athletes spend time doing good during the time they’re no competing.