Simon Cowell Donates Over $32K to Shut Down South Korean Dog Meat Farm


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Simon Cowell may come off as a curmudgeon, but he’s a softie at heart. If you don’t buy it, just look at his last act of charity.

The America’s Got Talent judge agreed to donate £25,000 (approximately $32,640) to Humane Society International (HSI) — a nonprofit organization that works on animal protection issues around the globe.

On Friday (September 28), HSI tweeted that the TV personality’s donation will help save more than 200 dogs on a South Korean meat farm. The organization plans to visit South Korea next week to pick up the pups, and will send them to countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, 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. “More than 200 dogs are languishing in the most appalling conditions, but we have a real chance to save them. … These poor dogs have had the worst lives so far, so we’re desperate to get them out of those dreadful cages and show them love, soft beds and loving arms for the first time in their lives.”

Check out HSI’s tweet below.