What do rescue dogs need more than anything? They need love, acceptance, and affection. So opening your home to a rescue dog is the greatest gift you can give.
Gus Kenworthy, 26, an American freestyle skier from Colorado recently made news after rescuing 90 dogs from a dog meat facility in South Korea.
During the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Gus came across two stray puppies near the Olympic Village and went through a lengthy process to bring them to the U.S. And since then has taken it upon himself to rescue even more dogs from this inhumane act.
The Dog Farm
“This morning Matt and I had a nerve-wrenching visit to one of the 17,000 dog farms here in South Korea,” he wrote on Instagram. “Throughout the nation here, there are approximately 2.5 million canines being raised for food in some of the most depressed conditions conceivable.
Yes, there is a debate to be argued that consuming dog meat is part of the Korean society. And, while I don’t directly agree with it, I do admit that it’s not my place to force western values on the people here. The way these creatures are being handled, however, is downright heartless and culture should never be a scapegoat for such barbarism.
Despite the opinions of some, these rescue dogs are no different from the ones we call companions back home.” Together with his friend Matt, Gus agreed to bring one of the rescue dogs home. “I adopted the charming pup in the first image (we called her Beemo).
She’ll be moving to the U.S. to reside with me as quickly as she’s done with her vaccinations in a couple of weeks. I cannot wait to give her the best life possible!” 90 other rescue dogs from the ranch were selected from the facility to the United States and Canada for adoption with the support of Humane Society International.
Even still there are many more puppies in poor conditions. Every little attempt to help counts and it’s so wonderful that there are some incredible individuals, like Gus, who manage their status to increase awareness and support to bring hope to these rescue dogs.
Gus Kenworthy, 26, is an American freestyle skier from Colorado
He recently made headlines after rescuing 90 dogs from a dog meat farm in South Korea while participating in 2018 Winter Olympics
This morning Matt and I had a heart-wrenching visit to one of the 17,000 dog farms here in South Korea, he wrote on Instagram
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
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