Actor Kim Nam-gil plans a campaign to treat and protect retired racehorses.
Actor Kim Nam-gil will launch a “talk companion campaign” to improve awareness of animal rights and spread civic awareness through the treatment and protection of abandoned retired racehorses.
On the 25th, Gil Story, a cultural and artistic NGO represented by Kim Nam-gil, announced that it will participate in the “Mother Friend Campaign.” The “Horse Companion Campaign” is a campaign to promote civic awareness to improve the treatment of animals appearing in the media along with the treatment and protection of retired racehorses rescued just before their death. In cooperation with the Animal Freedom Solidarity, it will have a one-on-one relationship with the retired racehorse “Starry Night” and strive for treatment and protection, as well as steady activities to take care of abused and neglected horses.
The retired racehorse “Starry Night,” which Gilstory decided this time, served as a racehorse at Seoul Horse Racing Park from 2008 to 2011. He was rescued from an abandoned farm in Buyeo, South Chungcheong Province, in August last year after moving to various horseback riding courses for more than 10 years after his retirement. At the time of discovery, he was so skinny that his ribs were exposed, and his hind legs were severely swollen due to long labor of burning people, so he could not walk properly. The Starry Night, rescued by citizen’s tip-off and the Animal Freedom Solidarity, is currently being cared for in Saint-Chu-ri in Jeju.
The campaign fund was raised with the support of 2,000 supporters, including actor Jung Woo-sung, Park Sung-woong, Jung Man-sik, Cha Cheong-hwa, Ko Kyu-pil, Lee Hyun-wook, temporary Wan, Sung-joon, Seo Hyun-hyun, and Jongwon Baek CEO Jang Sung-kyu and Kwon Il-yong, who joined the Gil Story donation show on December 3 last year.
On top of that, PlusM Entertainment and CEO Hong Jeong-in, who recently invested and distributed Hwang Jung-min and Hyun Bin’s starring “Negotiation,” will also join the donation and share their will.
Actor Kim Nam-gil said, “Recently, I have become interested in animals appearing in the media because I often film with horses. They are mainly retired racehorses, and when they were injured, some horses were abandoned or traded illegally, so they found out how to help, and they planned the “Horse Companion Campaign” themselves. Through the campaign, we hope that awareness of animal rights will spread and the treatment of animals filming together on the set will be improved,” he said.
Meanwhile, Culture and Arts NGO Gil Story is a non-profit private organization where cultural artists gather to create the value of sharing through public art activities, support creators, and create social impact. It was established and registered as a non-profit private organization under the Seoul Metropolitan Government in 2015 with the aim of helping neighbors in need and creating a world where they live together based on their talents and expertise.