Skier Gus Kenworthy deserves a round of applause from all of us. During the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, he managed to convince a dog farmer to close his business, and he ended up rescuing 90 dogs.
He used his influence as a sports personality to spread awareness of the plight of dogs in South Korea. Luckily, Kenworthy was able to partner with the Humane Society International in convincing the farmer to stop his farming.
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Kenworthy managed to transport 90 dogs to the USA and Canada. The dogs were treated for various ailments and placed in a shelter. They will soon find permanent homes.
Kenworthy, however, decided to take one of the dogs named Beemo. It’s not surprising to see him adopting one of the dogs owing to his long association with animal welfare advocates.
During the Sochi Games, Kenworthy came across five strays in the city and was able to rescue them.
Dog meat is very popular among people in both North and South Korea and other parts of the world. The practice remains hugely controversial due to issues related to sanitation and animal cruelty.
The first Animal Protection Law was introduced in South Korea in 1991. The law only outlawed the killing of animals brutally but never did away with dog slaughtering.
Continue to page 2 to read about the regulations of livestock.