This Morning viewers were left divided today as two women spoke about the horrors they had witnessed when they headed to South Korea to help stop the dog meat trade.
Pip Tomson and Claire Bass appeared on the sofa with their dogs, both of whom they had rescued from dog meat farms.
The pair revealed that they had saved 1,600 dogs from being slaughtered, leading to Eamonn Holmes giving them a hug.
Pip revealed that the first thing that the had noticed when entering the horrific farms was the smell and then the noise. Heartbreaking images showed dogs howling in wire cages, which she said were so uncomfortable for them to sit on that they would sit in their bowls.
Pip Tomson and Claire Bass appeared on the sofa with their dogs, both of whom they had rescued from dog meat farms
The pair revealed that they had saved 1,600 dogs from being slaughtered
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Accompanied by her Maltese Spaniel, Pip revealed that she had rescued her other dog from being made into soup.
Meanwhile Claire sat with her rescued Retriever Henry and said: "We’ve closed 13 dog meat farms and rescued 1,600 dogs."
Insisting that "culture is never an excuse for cruelty", Claire said: "Henry came from our 10th homes we saved… when I met henry he was such a broken soul."
Eamonn commented that he "looked so happy", which Claire said that it "took a long time".
"He wouldn’t come out of his crate for 36 hours," Pip said.
After the interview, Eamonn quickly went over to hug the two women and gushed that they should win numerous awards.
However viewers were very divided online, with some utterly horrified by the tales of the dog meat trade and others suggesting that it was hypocritical to be disgusted while still eating other animal meat.
*This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV
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