Simon Cowell might be a strict judge when it comes to singing and performing, but his love for dogs and animals makes him one of our most favorite celebrities. This multi-millionaire television judge and producer is also known as an animal rights advocate.
Now dog lovers loves him even more knowing that he has given a significant amount of money to the Humane Society International (HSI) which is a protection organization whose aim is to help all animals—including animals in laboratories, animals on farms, companion animals and wildlife.
The generous donation of £25,000 is to help shut down one of the many dog meat farms in South Korea. These funds will help rescue around 200 dogs and puppies who are at the farm where they are bred over and over again for the sake of the dog meat industry. This is not the first time for the HSI to fight against these farms, and it’s been reported that so far, the organization saved around 1,400 animals.
Claire Bass, the UK executive director of the Humane Society International, said:
“Simon’s generous donation means the world to us and provides a huge boost to our appeal to close this horrendous dog meat farm. More than 200 dogs are languishing in the most appalling conditions, but we have a real chance to save them.”
With every dog farm we close and every farmer we help to switch to a more profitable, humane business, we’re showing the South Korean government that it’s possible to end this cruel trade. 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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