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