MEDIA ADVISORY: Olympic Gold Medalist Meagan Duhamel joins Humane Society International/Canada in fight to end the dog meat trade

MONTREAL, March 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canadian Olympic figure skater Meagan Duhamel will join representatives of HSI/Canada at a press conference to discuss the closure of a South Korean dog meat farm and the successful transportation of more than 80 dogs to an emergency shelter in Montreal, Quebec. This is the 11th dog meat farm closure by Humane Society International.

Meagan Duhamel, whose dog Moo-tae was rescued from a dog meat farm, stated: “Millions of dogs are subjected to unspeakable deprivation and cruelty on intensive farms and brutally slaughtered every year for the South Korean dog meat trade. I am happy to join with Humane Society International and so many courageous South Korean advocates who are working to expose the plight of these dogs and to bring an end to this gruesome trade.”

WHAT: Press conference at emergency shelter in Montreal with Olympic figure skater and gold medalist Meagan Duhamel along with representatives of Humane Society International’s Canadian and South Korean offices.


  • Meagan Duhamel, Olympic figure skater and gold medalist
  • Borami Seo, policy advisor, Humane Society International/South Korea
  • Rebecca Aldworth, executive director, Humane Society International/Canada
  • Ewa Demianowicz, senior campaign manager, Humane Society International/Canada 

WHERE: 7314 Mountain Sights Ave (south of Jean-Talon West), Montreal, Quebec H4P 2A6. Click here for the Google Map.

WHEN: Thursday, March 15th at 10 am

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Media Contact: Christopher Paré – office: 514 395-2914 x 206 / cell: 438 402-0643, email:

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