American skier Gus Kenworthy made headlines recently for kissing his boyfriend after finishing 12th on the Pyeongchang Olympics. This time Kenworthy has been spoken for a very different reason. He saved a group of dogs, who were destined to die.
“This morning, Matt (his boyfriend) and I were heartbroken when we visited one of South Korea’s 17,000 dog farms. Nationwide, 2.5 million dogs are bred to be consumed under conditions more disturbing than you can imagine.”, wrote Gus Kenworthy on Twitter.
In these farms, “dogs are malnourished, physically abused and exposed to harsh winter conditions.”, according to the sportsman. But, “these dogs are no different than the ones we call our pets, some are even stolen or found and sold at the dog meat market.”, he says.
“Dogs are our friends and not food.” The place visited by Gus Kenworthy was eventually closed and the man even took opportunity to adopt one of the dogs that were saved. The remaining 90 were sent to the United States and Canada to be adopted. That’s good news!
Unfortunately, there are still thousands of suffering animals in Korea, but small gestures like this can make the difference. Share this incredible story with your friends and family!