Olympian Gus Kenworthy managed to convince a South Korean dog farmer to shut down his farm, rescuing the farm’s dogs from a grisly fate.
Mr Kenworthy, a freestyle skier who’s competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, has used the games to spotlight the inhumane treatment of dogs in South Korea.
Gus worked with the Humane Society International, to convince the farmer to shut down his farm, freeing 90 dogs and taking them to the US and Canada.
Kenworthy has something of a reputation for rescuing dogs while competing at the Olympics. In 2014, while competing at the Sochi games in Russia he saved five strays who were roaming the city.
Eating dog meat, known locally as Gaegogi, has a long tradition in Korea where it’s used in recipes designed to restore virility. The practice, however, remains controversial due to sanitary and animal rights concerns.
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