Dog Lover Simon Cowell Donates Over $32.6K To Close South Korean Dog Meat Farm
“America’s Got Talent’s” Simon Cowell may seem like a grumpy curmudgeon most of the time, but he’s actually got a huge heart and a love of dogs. The owner of adorable Yorkshire terriers (Yorkies), the “AGT” judge is on a mission to end dog meat consumption in South Korea.
Recently, Cowell donated £25,000 (about $32,640) to Humane Society International (HSI), a charity that tackles animal issues head-on across the globe. In a powerful tweet, HSI pointed out that Cowell’s generous donation “will ultimately save over 200 dogs and puppies from a South Korean dog farm that breeds the animals for human consumption,” PEOPLE reports.
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT: With us leaving next week to save 200+ dogs on a SK dog meat farm, TV personality @SimonCowell has agreed to match ALL donations up to £25,000! Give TODAY to have your donation matched to support this rescue & protect animals worldwide: https://t.co/Vpet497GSB pic.twitter.com/uJDK7fi7aT
— Humane Society Int'l (@HSIGlobal) September 28, 2018
According to HSI, the dogs often live in barren metal cages before they are slaughtered, which is the cruel and inhumane act of electrocution or hanging. The charity will go to South Korea to pick up the dogs, then send them to the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands where they will recover. Once they are nursed back to health, they will be put up for adoption.