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Team Canada’s Meagan Duhamel won our admiration with her breathtaking performance, and our hearts with her kindness that followed.

At the 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Duhamel and her skating partner, Eric Radford, placed first in the pairs event with a total score of 148.51. Those up to par on figure skating lingo will appreciate that their routine contained side-by-side triple lutzes and triple salchow-double toe-double toes complete with level four lifts and spins.

As an animal lover and long-time vegan, Meagan continued to impress the world outside of the arena with her work towards raising awareness of South Korea’s dog meat industry. After rescuing a 2-year-old mini-dachshund mix, Moo-tae, (seen below) in 2017, and a 3-year-old beagle this year, she urges all her fellow athletes to follow suit.

Photo Credit: @meaganduhamel

Similar to the current farming practices in the United States with animals such as cows, pigs, and chickens, dogs are locked in cages with minimal room to move, are often in inhumane living conditions, and live their life suffering until they are slaughtered for food. By acting as a flight volunteer, those with direct flights to Toronto, Canada are able to bring rescue dogs along with them on their flight back home. The number of rescue dogs allowed on the plane varies between airlines.

You can follow Meagan on her personal instagram or twitter where she shares updates, inspiring photos, and mouth-watering plant-based food ideas.

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