X Factor judge Simon Cowell donates £25,000 to charity that shuts down dog meat farms

Posted on Sep 29 2018 - 11:43pm by admin

Simon Cowell has donated £25,000 to help close a dog meat farmSimon Cowell has donated £25,000 to help close a dog meat farm [Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic]

Simon Cowell has donated £25,000 to help close a dog meat farm in South Korea.

The X Factor judge, 58, gave the generous amount to Humane Society International who are planning to rescue over 200 dogs that have been bred for the purpose of eating.

Humane Society International has currently saved 1,400 dogs by shutting down 12 meat farms.

Simon with Claire Bass, the UK head of Humane Society InternationalSimon with Claire Bass, the UK head of Humane Society International [Instagram/HSI]

The charity works with farms who are looking to leave the dog meat industry and helps them to grow vegetables instead.

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The UK head of Humane Society International, Claire Bass, said of Simon’s donation: “Simon’s generous donation means the world to us, and provides a huge boost to our appeal to close this horrendous dog meat farm.

“More than 200 dogs are languishing in the most appalling conditions, but we have a real chance to save them.

Simon with the 2012 winner of Britain's Got Talent, Pudsey the DogSimon with the 2012 winner of Britain’s Got Talent, Pudsey the Dog [Instagram/Simon Cowell]

Simon enjoys a Christmas photo with his dogsSimon enjoys a Christmas photo with his dogs [Instagram/Simon Cowell Online]

“With every dog farm we close and every farmer we help switch to a more profitable, humane business, we’re showing the South Korean government that it’s possible to end this cruel trade.”

Simon previously spoke out about the trade of dog meat, saying: “It’s like eating your friend.”

The news of Simon’s donation comes during the current series of The X Factor, where he has returned to the judging panel alongside Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field.

X Factor judges categories CONFIRMED as audition rounds come to an endSimon is currently starring on The X Factor with Robbie Williams, Ayda Field and Louis Tomlinson [Getty]

The music mogul has revealed plans to invite a whopping 50 celebrity guests to Judges’ Houses to help him decide who to take through to the live rounds.

Some of the famous faces that will be in the crowd will include former winner Leona Lewis and American Idol stars Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul and Ryan Seacrest. 

Fans who missed seeing Sinitta last year will get to see her make a return this year, and she’ll be joined by another of Simon’s exes, Terri Seymour. 

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