This story from the Winter Olympics in South Korea is gold medal-worthy. Gus Kenworthy, an American skier, has saved 90 puppies from becoming dog meat at a Korean dog farm. He plans to bring the rescued puppies to the USA and Canada.
This is not the first time Kenworth has shown his displeasure over the way dogs are treated in other countries. Using his Olympic connection, he has stepped up twice now to show his disproval of dog farms prevalent in Asian countries. During the last winter Olympics (2014) he brought home stray dogs found wandering the streets of Sochi:
This (2018) Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea Kenworth rescued the 90 puppies from their dismal fate at a local dog farm. He and a friend were horrified to see the conditions the dogs were living in.
Unfortunately, there are still no regulations preventing dogs from being slaughtered for their meat in many countries around the world. Dog meat is a common ingredient sold in Korean (as well as other Asian) markets, used to make stews, soups, and more.
This story is one of the many feel-good stories out of the recent winter Olympics. Welcome to America Beemo (the one puppy Kenworth is keeping for himself) and friends, where dogs are man’s best friend, not a food source.