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Gus Kenworthy: el deportista que salvó a 90 perros de ser cocinados en Corea del Sur
¬ŅEncontraste alg√ļn error? Av√≠sanos visitas

El esquiador norteamericano Gus Kenworthy se volvió conocido en todo el mundo tras convertirse en un ejemplo de cuidado animal, ya que junto a su pareja lograron liberar a 90 perros desde un criadero, los cuales estaban destinados a ser cocinados.

Si bien el deportista no rechazó esta costumbre asiática, sí denunció que los perros son mantenidos en condiciones muy pobres y que el trato que reciben es pésimo.

“Esta ma√Īana, Matt y yo tuvimos una visita desgarradora a una granja de perros que hay aqu√≠ en Corea del Sur. La forma en que estos animales son tratados es inhumana y las cuestiones culturales no pueden ser la v√≠a de escape para la crueldad”, escribi√≥ en su cuenta de Instagram.

This morning Matt and I had a heart-wrenching visit to one of the 17,000 dog farms here in South Korea. Across the country there are 2.5 million dogs being raised for food in some of the most disturbing conditions imaginable. Yes, there is an argument to be made that eating dogs is a part of Korean culture. And, while don't personally agree with it, I do agree that it's not my place to impose western ideals on the people here. The way these animals are being treated, however, is completely inhumane and culture should never be a scapegoat for cruelty. I was told that the dogs on this particular farm were kept in "good conditions" by comparison to other farms. The dogs here are malnourished and physically abused, crammed into tiny wire-floored pens, and exposed to the freezing winter elements and scorching summer conditions. When it comes time to put one down it is done so in front of the other dogs by means of electrocution sometimes taking up to 20 agonizing minutes. Despite the beliefs of some, these dogs are no different from the ones we call pets back home. Some of them were even pets at one time and were stolen or found and sold into the dog meat trade. Luckily, this particular farm (thanks to the hard work of the Humane Society International and the cooperation of a farmer who's seen the error of his ways) is being permanently shut down and all 90 of the dogs here will be brought to the US and Canada where they'll find their fur-ever homes. I adopted the sweet baby in the first pic (we named her Beemo) and she'll be coming to the US to live with me as soon as she's through with her vaccinations in a short couple of weeks. I cannot wait to give her the best life possible! There are still millions of dogs here in need of help though (like the Great Pyrenees in the 2nd pic who was truly the sweetest dog ever). I'm hoping to use this visit as an opportunity to raise awareness to the inhumanity of the dog meat trade and the plight of dogs everywhere, including back home in the US where millions of dogs are in need of loving homes! Go to @hsiglobal's page to see how you can help. #dogsarefriendsnotfood #adoptdontshop ‚̧ԳŹūüź∂

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Sin embargo, y gracias al apoyo de Humane Society International, la granja que visitó será cerrada y los 90 animales que allí viven serán enviados a Estados Unidos para ser adoptados en el futuro. El propósito es que primero se sometan a vacunaciones y chequeos médicos.

“Yo adopt√© al peque√Īo en la foto (lo llamamos Beemo) y vendr√° a EEUU a vivir conmigo tan pronto como termine con sus vacunas en un par de semanas”, relat√≥.

En Corea del Sur existen 17 mil granjas de perros, las cuales tienen cerca de 2.5 millones de canes que ser√°n vendidos para el comercio en el futuro.

New Olympics. Same me.

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Cabe se√Īalar que Kenworthy no tuvo una participaci√≥n destacada en los Juegos Ol√≠mpicos de Invierno de Pyeongchang, ya que obtuvo el 12¬į lugar en la prueba de slospestyle. Sin embargo, su acci√≥n ha sido aplaudida en todo el mundo.

En su publicaci√≥n de Instagram alcanz√≥ los 200 mil ‘me gusta’ y 10 mil comentarios.

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