Olympic skier adopts puppy from dog meat farm in South Korea and triggers angry row
An American Olympic skier has sparked accusations of cultural colonialism and western double standards after rescuing a puppy from a South Korean dog meat farm during the Pyeongchang Games.
Gus Kenworthy, one of Americaâs most famous winter athletes, posted pictures of his new pet, Beemo, on social media, along with the caption âDogs are friends. Not Foodâ, to highlight what he described as the âdisturbing conditionsâ faced by millions of Korean dogs being raised for the dinner table.
âThere is an argument to be made that eating dogs is a part of Korean culture. And, while I donât personally agree with it, I do agree that itâs not my place to impose western ideals,â he said in an Instagram post.
âThe way these animals are being treated, however, is completely inhumane and culture should never be a scapegoat for cruelty."
But while his post chalked up close to 200,000 likes, others criticised his campaign for being one-sided in comparison to the many other animals being slaughtered and eaten in Western countries.Source: Google News South Korea | Netizen 24 South Korea