Simon Cowell‘s son Eric gave a sweet message to Good Morning Britain thanking a charity for saving dogs in South Korea.
The X Factor judge has been supporting the campaign from All Dogs Matter to save dogs from one of South Korea’s dog meat farms, which has recently seen 13 dogs rescued and brought to the UK ready for rehoming from one of the country’s 17,000 farms.
Cowell had previously helped raise awareness of the campaign to stop the dog meat trade, fronted by Pip Tomson and also supported by Towie’s Pete Wicks, and gave them a special message of thanks.
In a clip filmed on his yacht, he said: Happy New Year everyone, I’ve just found out how many dogs you saved through the campaign you launched. I want to say a big thank you to you, and to the public for supporting the campaign.’
He added: ‘My little buddy wants to say something.’
Eric then took the reins, and in his cute little voice, the three-year-old said: ‘Happy new year, and thank you for saving those doggies.’
Back in the studio Kate Garraway quipped: ‘I’m not sure we’ve heard little Eric talk before.’
Pete said of his involvement: ‘It’s possibly one of the most harrowing and traumatic things I’ve ever done. But seeing Adam [a rescued dog] coming back like this compared to how I last saw him, it’s brilliant.
‘He’ll make a wonderful companion for someone.’
Simon previously voiced his disgust at the dog meat trade during an appearance on Good Morning Britain in December.
He said: ‘It’s like eating your friend. And it’s the fact you’re eating such a kind, helpless, sweet animal.’
He added: ‘It is strength, in my opinion, to say we are not going to do it.
‘If everyone could come together now, through social media, through a different generation who just say no, enough people will listen. That’s what happens in the world today.’
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