AMERIČKI olimpijac Gus Kenworthy pomogao je u zatvaranju farme sa psima te je tako 90 životinja spasio od grozne sudbine.
Kenworth, koji se u Pjongčangu natjecao u skijanju slobodnim stilom, u disciplini slopestyle, osvojio je tek 12. mjesto, no i srca brojnih ljubitelja životinja diljem svijeta kad je objavio fotografije na društvenim mrežama.
Dogs are friends. Not food. pic.twitter.com/3wgx2oS2qv— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 23, 2018
Gus je navodno radio s udrugom Humane Society International koja je uspjela zatvoriti farmu, čime su oslobodili 90 psa te ih vode u SAD i Kanadu.
Gus je jednog zadržao i za sebe, a nazvao ga je Beemo. "Nije moje mjesto da namećem zapadne ideale ljudima ovdje. No način na koji su ove životinje tretirane potpuno je nehuman i 'kultura' nikad ne bi trebala biti žrtveno janje za okrutnost", napisao je, između ostalog, na Instagramu. Objasnio je i kako se radi tek o jednoj od 17 hiljada psećih farmi u Južnoj Koreji.
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 ❤️🐶
Na prošlim zimskim Olimpijskim igrama, u Sočiju 2014. godine, kad je osvojio srebrnu medalju, Gus je prvi put oduševio svijet svojom brigom o napuštenim psima. "Nove Olimpijske. Isti ja", napisao je jučer uz dvije fotografije iz Sočija i dvije iz Pjongčanga.
Osim brigom za životinje, Kenworthy pažnju privlači i golišavim izdanjima, no na žalost brojnih obožavateljica još 2015. godine priznao je da voli muškarce. Osim toga, na Olimpijskim igrama postao je i heroj LGBT zajednice, nakon što se pred kamerama poljubio s dečkom.
Didn't realize this moment was being filmed yesterday but I'm so happy that it was. My childhood self would never have dreamed of seeing a gay kiss on TV at the Olympics but for the first time ever a kid watching at home CAN! Love is love is love. pic.twitter.com/8t0zHjgDg8— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 19, 2018