In November 2014, Mikael Lindnord and his team participated in the Adventure Racing World Championship in Ecuador.
A 435 mile race through the jungles and mountains of Ecuador and after 4 days of racing suddenly a stray dog met Mikael Lindnord at one of the Transition Areas. Mikael gave
him a couple of meatballs and continued the race.
The badly wounded stray dog followed the team day and night, in the deep mud, through rivers and never gave up. Mikael named him Arthur and at the finish line he couldn´t
leave his new friend so he decided to save Arthur and take him back to his family in Sweden. Whatever it took.
But the meeting did not only change the lives of Arthur and the Lindnord family. It also changed the lives of an incredible number of dogs and animals in Ecuador where the
Arthur Foundation has been a small piece of the puzzle to improve animal rights protection.
The Arthur Foundation's main focus was to support the LOBA (Organic Law of Animal Welfare - Ley Organica de Bienestar Animal) Act. After several years of work by Inti
Alvarado, Monica Cabrera and Pedro Bermo, the LOBA law was presented to the Congress in Ecuador on October 30, 2014. It was approved in April 2017, and on April
12, 2018, the law came into force, which meant that the animals in Ecuador have the same animal rights protection as in Sweden and USA.
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