Esquiador olímpico salva a 90 perros que iban a ser cocinados en Corea del Sur

Gus Kenworthy, esquiador estadounidense no tuvo una buena actuación en los Juegos de PyeongChang pero se ganó el corazón de todos con un gran gesto.

El joven de 26 años, decidió visitar una de las casi 17 mil granjas de perros que existen en Corea del Sur, las cuales funcionan como criaderos para vender carne de perro a los restaurantes, según precisa el deportista.

This morning Matt and I had a heart-wrenching visit to one of the 17,000 dog farms here in South Korea. 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. The way these animals are being treated, however, is completely inhumane and culture should never be a scapegoat for cruelty. I was told that the dogs on this particular farm were kept in "good conditions" by comparison to other farms. The dogs here are malnourished and physically abused, crammed into tiny wire-floored pens, and exposed to the freezing winter elements and scorching summer conditions. When it comes time to put one down it is done so in front of the other dogs by means of electrocution sometimes taking up to 20 agonizing minutes. Despite the beliefs of some, these dogs are no different from the ones we call pets back home. Some of them were even pets at one time and were stolen or found and sold into the dog meat trade. Luckily, this particular farm (thanks to the hard work of the Humane Society International and the cooperation of a farmer who's seen the error of his ways) is being permanently shut down and all 90 of the dogs here will be brought to the US and Canada where they'll find their fur-ever homes. I adopted the sweet baby in the first pic (we named her Beemo) and she'll be coming to the US to live with me as soon as she's through with her vaccinations in a short couple of weeks. I cannot wait to give her the best life possible! There are still millions of dogs here in need of help though (like the Great Pyrenees in the 2nd pic who was truly the sweetest dog ever). I'm hoping to use this visit as an opportunity to raise awareness to the inhumanity of the dog meat trade and the plight of dogs everywhere, including back home in the US where millions of dogs are in need of loving homes! Go to @hsiglobal's page to see how you can help. #dogsarefriendsnotfood #adoptdontshop ❤️🐶

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“Los perros están desnutridos y maltratados físicamente, metidos en pequeños corrales con alambre y expuestos al invierno helado y a las abrasadoras condiciones del verano”, explicó el patinador a través de su cuenta de Internet.

Al dar a conocer esta situación, el deportista logró que la granja en cuestión fuera clausurada por las autoridades de PyeongChang y que los 90 perros encerrados fueran trasladados a criaderos en Estados Unidos y Canadá para encontrarles un hogar.

Sin embargo, uno de ellos corrió mejor suerte, Kenworthy decidió adoptar de inmediato a un cachorro. “Lo ví y no dudé”, admitió.

El esquiador estadounidense ha dejado claro que el uso de perros para la alimentación le parece “inhumano”.

Fuente: guskenworthy


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