Simon Cowell has helped to rescue over 200 dogs from a Korean dog meat farm

Yvonne O'Halloran

Known for his harsh criticism within the music industry, Simon Cowell has shown his compassionate side by helping to rescue over 200 dogs from a cruel dog meat farm in South Korea.

The television personality and talent show judge announced that he had ditched meat and dairy in 2019, moving towards a more vegan lifestyle.

Following this, he has now made a generous donation to animal rights charity Humane Society International (HSI) to support their efforts in rescuing and rehoming dogs from Korean meat farms. Cowell recently appeared on the UK TV show Good Morning Britain to meet one of the dogs he had saved from slaughter.

Speaking on the show he stated: “It is important because without people like you (HSI), he’d basically be in someone’s stomach.”

“Dogs will give up their lives for you,” He added affectionately, “They really would…and they’ll look after your kids, they put their lives in front of your kids. I’ve seen it with my dogs, and my dogs are tiny. So, what you do is so important, bless you.

Thankfully, most people in South Korea do not eat dog meat, however, there is still work to be done to eradicate this cruel industry for good.

The kind donation by Cowell will not only help fund the fantastic work that HSI is doing, but also raise more awareness of this devastating industry.

Article written by Martha Moody- United Kingdom



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