Olympic skier rescues 90 dogs from South Korean meat farms and helps shut one down

 God bless this man!

As Olympic-medal winning freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy gets ready for the 2022 Olympics he must be reminded of the last time he competed and brought home something quite different to a medal.

In 2014, the two-time Olympian brought home the silver for the U.S. when he competed in Russia. But in 2018 when he competed in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, he brought something home that left animal lovers rejoicing around the world.

The talented sportsman, who will compete for nice Britain in the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, announced on his Instagram page that he and his boyfriend had helped pack up one among South Korea’s many dog farms. Gus and his boyfriend, Matt Wilkas toured a dog meat farm and were horrified by what they saw.

“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,” Gus wrote on his Instagram page. “When it comes time to place one down it's done so ahead of the opposite dogs by means of electrocution sometimes taking over to twenty agonizing minutes.” This farm is being permanently packing up with the help of Humane Society International and then the “cooperation of a farmer who’s seen the error of his ways,” Gus added.

The animal heroes announced the 90 emaciated and abused dogs would travel back to the and Canada to undertake to seek out “fur-ever homes.” Gus adopted one among the dogs pictured on his Instagram page and planned to need her home, after her vaccinations, to “give her the simplest life possible.” Despite pressure from animal rights groups around the world, around a million dogs are slaughtered for his or her meat in South Korea per annum, often tortured to death. While some dogs are bread for his or her meat, others that are killed for his or her meat are stolen pets.

Gus hoped his visit would raise awareness of all the dogs that need a loving home. What a Gus and Matt did makes them animal heroes, but we'd like more high-profile people to join the fight. Please share to pay tribute to their efforts to close this barbaric dog farm.

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