Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy won’t be leaving PyeongChang empty-handed. While he didn’t get a medal this time around, he did adopt a puppy from a South Korean dog meat farm.
Gus and his boyfriend Matt Wilkas visited a dog meat farm that was set to shut down. It housed 90 dogs, who will all be taken to the US and Canada to be adopted.
“I do agree that it’s not my place to impose Western ideals on the people here,” Gus wrote on Instagram. “The way these animals are being treated, however, is completely inhumane and culture should never be a scapegoat for cruelty.”
Gus ended up falling in love with one puppy in particular. The Olympian wrote on Instagram that he named her Beemo and couldn’t wait to get her home. “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!” he wrote.
In the video below, you’ll see Gus visiting the dog meat farm and learn more about why he is so passionate about rescuing dogs.
This isn’t the first time the Olympian has adopted a dog: Gus also took home stray dogs at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
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