Los Angeles, September 29: Music mogul Simon Cowell has agreed to donate over $326,000 to help close a dog meat farm in South Korea. The "America's Got Talent" judge, 58, has agreed to donate the amount to Humane Society International (HSI), a charity that addresses animal issues worldwide, reports people.com. HSI tweeted about Cowell's donation on Friday.
They say his money will save over 200 dogs and puppies from a South Korean dog farm that breeds the animals for human consumption. The charity plans to go there next week to pick up the canines, after which they will send the dogs to various countries including the US, Canada, UK, and the Netherlands for recovery and adoption. "Simon's generous donation means the world to us, and provides a huge boost to our appeal to close this horrendous dog meat farm," HSI UK Executive Director Claire Bass said in a statement. Giraffe Parts on Sale! 40,000 Products Approximately Worth 4,000 Giraffe Deaths Have Been Imported Legally in US.
Here is HSI's tweet about Simon Cowell's donation:
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT: With us leaving next week to save 200+ dogs on a SK dog meat farm, TV personality @SimonCowell has agreed to match ALL donations up to £25,000! Give TODAY to have your donation matched to support this rescue & protect animals worldwide: https://t.co/Vpet497GSB pic.twitter.com/uJDK7fi7aT
— Humane Society Int'l (@HSIGlobal) September 28, 2018
There are about 83 charities who are working to fight this problem. It also involves helping the dog meat farmers to transform to more humane businesses like chili and mushroom farming. They want to show that it is possible to end this cruelty and still survive enough. Cowell has been supporting the cause right from last year. (With agency inputs)