‘Dogs are friends. Not Food’: Olympic skier accused of cultural colonialism as he adopts puppy from dog meat farm in South Korea

An American Olympic skier has sparked accusations of cultural colonialism and Western double standards after rescuing a puppy from a South Korean dog meat farm during the Pyeongchang Games.

Gus Kenworthy, one of America’s most famous winter athletes, posted pictures of his new pet, Beemo, on social media, along with the caption “Dogs are friends. Not Food”, to highlight what he described as the “disturbing conditions” faced by millions of Korean dogs being raised for the dinner table.

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