Olympic skier, Gus Kenworthy may not be bringing a gold medal home from PeongChang, but he is leaving the winter olympics with a pretty great consolation prize. He's bringing home an adorable furry little consolation prize.
After Kenworthy's competition, he and his boyfriend visitied a Korean dog meat farm and experienced a "heart wrenching" experience which they decided to document on Instagram.
Along with the help of the Humane Society International, Kenworthy and his boyfriend are working with the farmer who held the dogs to shut the operation down entirely and trying to find homes for all 90 of the rescued dogs.
“This morning Matt and I had a heart-wrenching visit to one of the 17,000 dog farms here in South Korea. Across the country there are 2.5 million dogs being raised for food in some of the most disturbing conditions imaginable,” Kenworthy wrote on Instagram. “Yes, there is an argument to be made that eating dogs is a part of Korean culture. And, while don’t personally agree with it, I do agree that it’s not my place to impose western ideals on the people here. The way these animals are being treated, however, is completely inhumane and culture should never be a scapegoat for cruelty.”
Kenworthy will be keeping one for himself. The little fuzzy grey dog above which he decided to name Beemo will now have a forever home.
This isn't the first time that Kenworthy has gone out of his way to help dogs the Olympic games. Four years ago he brought back two stray puppies that were found near the Olympic Village in Sochi four years ago.