Olympian Gus Kenworthy rescues 90 dogs from Korean dog meat farm

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Olympian Kenworthy is bringing residence a dog from PyeongChang.

The skier adopted a pet — which he named “Beemo” — whereas touring one among South Korea’s 17,000 dog meat farms.


This morning Matt and I had a coronary heart-wrenching go to to one of many 17,000 dog farms right here in South Korea. Throughout the nation there are 2.5 million dogs being raised for meals in a number of the most annoying circumstances conceivable. Sure, there’s an argument to be made that consuming dogs is part of Korean tradition. And, whereas do not personally agree with it, I do agree that it isn’t my place to impose western beliefs on the individuals right here. The best way these animals are being handled, nevertheless, is totally inhumane and tradition ought to by no means be a scapegoat for cruelty. I used to be informed that the dogs on this specific farm have been stored in “good circumstances” by comparability to different farms. The dogs listed here are malnourished and bodily abused, crammed into tiny wire-floored pens, and uncovered to the freezing winter parts and scorching summer time circumstances. When it comes time to place one down it’s accomplished so in entrance of the opposite dogs via electrocution typically taking as much as 20 agonizing minutes. Regardless of the beliefs of some, these dogs are not any totally different from those we name pets again house. A few of them have been even pets at one time and have been stolen or discovered and bought into the dog meat commerce. Fortunately, this specific farm (because of the onerous work of the Humane Society Worldwide and the cooperation of a farmer who’s seen the error of his methods) is being completely shut down and all 90 of the dogs right here shall be delivered to the US and Canada the place they will discover their fur-ever houses. I adopted the candy child within the first pic (we named her Beemo) and she or he’ll be coming to the US to stay with me as quickly as she’s via together with her vaccinations in a brief couple of weeks. I can’t wait to offer her one of the best life potential! There are nonetheless tens of millions of dogs right here in want of assist although (just like the Nice Pyrenees within the 2nd pic who was really the sweetest dog ever). I am hoping to make use of this go to as a chance to boost consciousness to the inhumanity of the dog meat commerce and the plight of dogs all over the place, together with again house within the US the place tens of millions of dogs are in want of loving houses! Go to @hsiglobal’s web page to see how one can assist. #dogsarefriendsnotfood #adoptdontshop ❤️?

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In an Instagram publish, Kenworthy shared a number of footage from his “coronary heart-wrenching” journey to the dog farm, which is presently within the strategy of being closed down.

Kenworthy stated all 90 dogs that have been on the farm are being taken to the U.S. and Canada for adoption.

4 years in the past in Sochi, the 26-yr-previous adopted two puppies and helped convey stray dogs again to the USA.


In the end, I’ve discovered them! As we speak is a cheerful day 🙂 #puppies #sochistrays #howdoibringthemhome

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