Dog lover and “X Factor” judge Simon Cowell is putting his money where his mouth is, donating over $42,000 CAD to help save dogs from death row at a South Korean meat farm.
Humane Society International is heading to Korea to rescue more than 200 dogs from being eaten, with some of them heading to Britain to find their “fur”-ever homes. The charity has already closed down 12 dog meat farms and saved close to 1,400 dogs.
The 58-year-old mogul is not new to the animal charity game, supporting HIS’s #EndDogMeat campaign, telling “Good Morning Britain” in December 2017 that he was moved by the trauma the dogs face on the farms.
Simon told the ITV breakfast show: “It’s like eating your friend. And it’s the fact you’re eating such a kind, helpless, sweet animal.”
He added, “It is strength, in my opinion, to say we are not going to do it. If everyone could come together now, through social media, through a different generation who just say no, enough people will listen. That’s what happens in the world today.”
Cowell also sent a message when the dogs returned, filming a clip from his yacht.
“Happy New Year everyone, I’ve just found out how many dogs you saved through the campaign you launched. I want to say a big thank you to you, and to the public for supporting the campaign,” he said. “My little buddy wants to say something,” he added, handing over the reins to his young son, Eric who said, “Happy New Year, and thank you for saving those doggies.”
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