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Record-break­ing Brit Elise re­ally did get her skates on Jong-un his­toric talks of­fer

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look of sad­ness in their eyes – th­ese are what shock me most when we set foot on th­ese dog meat farms. Know­ing that a year ago many of th­ese cages were filled with dif­fer­ent dogs, dragged ter­ri­fied to their death by elec­tro­cu­tion and sent to mar­ket, is heart­break­ing.”


The breeds in the ram­shackle cages in­cluded Tosa, Jindo, a Pyre­nees, golden re­triever-crosses, lots of Samoyed and husky mixes, and some Labrador mixes. Clos­ing the farm starts when the HSI team per­suades the owner to sign a con­tract chang­ing the busi­ness. Then they have to pre­pare the dogs so they are legally and med­i­cally fit to fly.

HSI re­houses the an­i­mals in the UK, USA and Canada. Mean­while, in Pyeongchang fury rises over at­tempts to curb the cruel trade. County gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial Lee Yong-bae said: “We’ve faced

a lot of com­plaints Bowl of dog meat

HSI cam­paigner Lola with a pup found at the farm Team GB’S Christie wins yes­ter­day WORLD record holder Elise Christie gave Team GB a boost yes­ter­day by qual­i­fy­ing for the quar­ter fi­nals of the short track speed skat­ing in Olympic record time .

The 27-year-old, from Liv­ingston, Scot­land, led from start to fin­ish dur­ing the 500 me­tre race in South Korea. She fin­ished in 42.872 sec­onds but her time was beaten in the next heat. Christie will also com­pete in the 1000 me­tres and 1500 me­tres – in which she is the cur­rent world cham­pion. NORTH Korean dic­ta­tor Kim Jong-un has in­vited South Korean pres­i­dent Moon Jae-in for talks in Py­ongyang in the first meet­ing be­tween lead­ers of the two coun­tries in 10 years. Jong-un wants it done “early” – and a Seoul gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial said Jae-in had “prac­ti­cally ac­cepted” the in­vite. US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is un­likely to wel­come the news. from restau­rant op­er­a­tors that we are threat­en­ing their liveli­hood.”

Most dog meat is made into so-called ‘health boost­ing’ bosh­in­tang soup.

Dogs are sold live at mar­kets and killed for the cus­tomers, or killed and sold in joints. Mr Yong-bae said signs ad­ver­tis­ing dishes such as yeongyang­tang (nu­tri­ent in shock move soup) or sache­oltang (year-round soup) have been re­placed with more neu­tral ones such as yeom­sotang (goat soup) to avoid giv­ing “a bad im­pres­sion to for­eign­ers” dur­ing the Games.

In most coun­tries where the dog meat trade is wide­spread – China, the Philip­pines, In­done­sia, Thai­land, Laos, Viet­nam and Cam­bo­dia – the ma­jor­ity of dogs are stolen from the streets.

South Korea is the only coun­try where dogs are rou­tinely and in­ten­sively farmed for hu­man con­sump­tion.

lewis.pan­ther@trin­i­tymir­ To sign the HSI pe­ti­tion to the South Korean pres­i­dent Moon Jae-in call­ing for a dog meat ban go to

As we watch Olympics, let’s not for­get dogs cow­er­ing in nearby cages wait­ing to die WENDY HIG­GINS URG­ING READ­ERS TO JOIN CAM­PAIGN



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