American Olympian Gus Kenworthy may be a dog’ h best friend.
The skier, who provided home to two puppies he discovered close to the Olympic Village in Sochi, Russian federation, found some new furry friends while touring one of South Korea’ s 17, 000 dog meats farms.
In a long Instagram post filled up with heart-wrenching pictures of sad-looking canines in cages, Kenworthy talks about the particular visit he made with his sweetheart, actor Matthew Wilkas, late a week ago.
“ Across the nation there are 2 . 5 million canines being raised for food in certain of the most disturbing conditions imaginable. Indeed, there is an argument to be made that will eating dogs is a part of Korean culture, ” Kenworthy, 26, published in the post.
Kenworthy continued: “ Plus, while don’t personally agree with this, I do agree that it’s not our place to impose Western ideals within the people here. The way these pets are being treated, however , is completely inhumane and culture should never be a scapegoat for cruelty. ”
Although the skier states he was told that the pets at this particular farm were held in “ good conditions, ” he found them to be malnourished and exposed to the elements while packed into tiny cages.
According to Kenworthy — who didn’ t podium this season after being sidelined by a damaged thumb and a gross-looking hematoma — the farm he frequented is being shut down and all 90 from the dogs currently living there will be flown to the United States and Canada, along with assistance from Human Society International , exactly where they will be put up for adoption.
“ I’ m hoping to use this visit being an opportunity to raise awareness to the inhumanity of the dog meat trade within Korea and the plight of canines everywhere, including back home in the US exactly where millions of dogs are in need of loving houses! Go to @hsiglobal‘ s web page to see how you can help, ” this individual writes at the end of his post.