Gus Keworthy American Olympian could possibly be a dog’s best friend.
The olympian skier brought home two puppies while near the Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia found some new canine companions while touring a South Korean dog meat farm. The farm was housing over 17,000 dogs.
In an Instagram post Kenworthy talks about a visit he made with Matthew Wilkas.
“Across the country there are 2.5 million dogs being raised for food in some of the most disturbing conditions imaginable. Yes, there is an argument to be made that eating dogs is a part of Korean culture,”
Kenworthy also commented: “And, while don’t personally agree with it, I do agree that it’s not my place to impose Western ideals on the people here. The way these animals are being treated, however, is completely inhumane and culture should never be a scapegoat for cruelty.”
Kenworthy was sidelined this year for a broken thumb so he never received a medal. But the difference he made and the example he set was exactly what every human should strive to be. He said the farm they visited will be shut down and over 90 dogs being raised there would be flown to the US and Canada for adoption.
“I’m hoping to use this visit as an opportunity to raise awareness to the inhumanity of the dog meat trade here in Korea and the plight of dogs everywhere, including back home in the US where millions of dogs are in need of loving homes!”
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