“This is not magical meat,” Nemec emphasized. “This is purely an act of ignorance, superstition, and cruelty.”
Nemec offered another scenario, “They claim most dog meat is consumed in June, July, and August because the meat cools their body during the hot summer months. But they eat just as much in the winter months, saying it warms them. They contradict their own superstitions while trying to justify it.”
Nemec first learned of the DMT in late 2015/early 2016 and jumped right in to do anything she could to help. She works with many organizations and individuals throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Nemec said she began working with RSR in 2017.
“It’s important to tell the background of where these animals come from,” Nemec said. “Seeing the final happy ending of a rescue initiative is great, but it doesn’t solve anything. People have to hear the truth to help make a change. The truth is, it’s graphic, it’s cruel, it’s disgusting, and it’s horrifying. Sugarcoating the reality of these DMT operations won’t help. It’s the worst of the worst.”
Nemec went on to explain some of the horrifying videos she’s seen of dogs hung and beaten to death, dogs and cats skinned alive, boiled alive, or burned alive before they’re finally butchered for consumption.
“We’re often told it’s their culture, and we can’t change their culture,” Nemec added. “Torture is not cultural. Hanging, beating, skinning, or boiling a dog or cat alive is not right in anyone’s culture. Wrong is wrong.”
“As repulsive as it is to us here in America to even imagine eating a dog or a cat, it is important to remember that is exactly what we’re doing with pigs, chickens, and beef here,” Nemec, who also devotes her time to a local farm sanctuary, said. “So when the finger is pointed at them, they’re actually pointing the finger right back as us.”
“The work we’re doing is just a drop in the bucket,” Nemec said. “People often ask what they can do to help? You can donate, yes, but we can’t really help until we look at ourselves and our own practices regarding livestock. Otherwise, we’re just being hypocritical and spinning our wheels.”