Simon Cowell is perhaps best known as the difficult average judge for television competitions, such as American Idol and the talent of America, but it has a golden heart, especially when it comes to animals.
Cowell has used his own money to stop one of the most barbaric threats to dogs: the slaughterhouses and meat markets that still cook and serve the dogs as food.
In 2018, Cowell donated £ 25,000, approximately $ 32,640, to Humane Society International as part of its efforts to close a dog meat farm in South Korea. He is credited with saving the lives of more than 200 dogs. It was an incredible gesture, but thankless, until recently, when Cowell saw the impact of his contributions firsthand.
Host Pip Tomson appeared on Good Morning Britain earlier this year and spoke with Cowell about his efforts to shut down the dog meat trade. ‘It’s like eating a friend,’ Cowell said.
Then Thomson prepared a special surprise for him: she brought her own puppy – one of the dogs rescued from the slaughterhouse. Cowell supported the dog live, demonstrating their efforts to close these markets and the importance of these dogs finding a good home.
“Without people like you, it would be in someone’s belly,” Cowell said.
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'Without people like you, he'd basically be in someone's stomach.'
Dozens of dogs were saved from slaughter at a South Korean dog meat farm by a donation from @simoncowell.
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) July 16, 2020