He might be known for his no-nonsense attitude and sarcastic replies, but Simon Cowell has quite the heart when it comes to dogs. Little do we know is that he’s a longtime supporter of Humane Society International.
According to a recent announcement, Cowell donated up to £25,000 ($32,575) to save dogs from a dog meat farm in South Korea.
This saved over 200 dogs.
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Even though dog farms are decreasing in the country, HSI reported, “thousands of dog factory farms still exist, breeding around 2.5 million dogs a year for human consumption.”
This organization has saved almost 12 such farms. They have rescued more than 1,400 animals.
Some people are even ready to give up this business. And HSI helps them by taking them towards plant farming. Hopefully, the Korean government will soon end the industry once and for all.
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HSI is looking into deploying the 200+ puppies from next week. Most will be traveling to SHI shelters in Canada. And the remaining number will be heading to the UK, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Then, they can go up for adoption.
Claire Bass, HSI UK’s executive director, said: “These poor dogs have had the worst lives so far, so we’re desperate to get them out of those dreadful cages and show them love, soft beds and loving arms for the first time in their lives.”
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Cowell had come out with his support for Humane Society International’s #EndDogMeat campaign last year. Since then, he’s also supported Cruelty-Free International, an organization dedicated to stopping experimentation on dogs.