Olympic skier rescues puppy from South Korean dog farm

The 26-year-old freestyle skier and his boyfriend shared pictures of their new dog Beemo on Instagram.
The 26-year-old freestyle skier and his boyfriend shared pictures of their new dog Beemo on Instagram. Photo credit: Instagram

United States Olympian Gus Kenworthy has rescued a puppy from a local dog farm in South Korea.

The 26-year-old freestyle skier and his boyfriend shared pictures of their new dog Beemo on Instagram.

Kenworthy condemned the inhumane treatment of the dogs at the farms, and the "excruciating" manner by which they are killed.

However, he noted that he wasn't trying to change the South Korean culture of eating dog.

"While I don't personally agree with it... it's not my place to impose western ideals on the people here."

The Olympian and animal rights advocate says he hopes the millions of other dogs in the farms can receive help and better living conditions.

Kenworthy also brought home a family of stray dogs from the 2014 Olympics in Sochi which are still part of his home today.

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