Despite outrage 10,000 dogs will be eaten during China Yulin dog meat festival

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Between 5,000 to 10,000 dogs – many of them stolen from their families, will be slaughtered and eaten at the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin in Guangxi Province this week. The 10-day dog meat festival celebrates the summer solstice.

According to the Mirror, an online campaign signed by more than 3.8 million people demanded the festival be stopped.

“Some residents of Yulin have the habit of coming together to eat lychees and dog meat during the summer solstice,” the city’s news office posted on Twitter. “The summer solstice lychee and dog meat festival is a commercial term, the city has never organized a ‘dog meat festival.'”

Eating dog meat dates back five hundred years, and in South Korea and other countries, it is believed to ward off the heat of the summer.

The consumption of dog meat has continued to generate negative press across the world even and the “public health risk” continues to escalate as the world slowly recovers from the pandemic. Tragically vendors have already been photographed selling slaughtered dogs. Local activist Xiong Hu stated:

“Stopping incoming dog trucks should have been a top priority for the Guangxi officials on account of disease risks and animal cruelty.”

Just three days ago, 68 dogs destined for slaughter were rescued outside of Yulin, China. The dogs were crammed into rusty wire cages on the back of a truck with barely enough space to breathe. Many were starving, dehydrated and in desperate need of veterinary treatment. The unlucky ones have been reported to have been killed in the most inhumane and egregious methods.

“After everything China has been through with Covid-19, you would think national and regional government would crack down hard on the illegal and filthy dog meat trade to stop public health risks from this unnecessary trade.”

Shenzhen and Zhuhai are the first cities to outlaw dog and cat meat sales and consumption. Stopping incoming trucks loaded with dogs – many of them sick and dying, should have been a top priority for the government officials – instead they continue to pander to a small number of dog meat consumers and traders.

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9 replies
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    SAVAGE MURDERERS OF INNOCENT DEFENSELESS PEOPLE AND ANIMALS!
    THERE WILL NEVER BE A MORE “SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL” FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!

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  2. Jan Barnes says:

    WHY IS THERE ONLY ONE ACTIVIST GROUP THERE ON THE GROUND???!!!

    PLEASE SUPPORT THE HEROES AND WARRIORS OF THE WORLD PROTECTION OF DOGS AND CATS (NO TO DOGMEAT FOUNDATION)!!!

    WHERE IS EVERYONE ELSE?!

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  3. Anita says:

    I have no words for this, for my HATE! I HATE China and 85% peoples there from my heart and my soul! I NEVER will change this!!! HATE is not enough words for that what i feel! I dont write what i would do when i would be in china, i better dont write this. But i dont only say this, that are not only big words.

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  4. Jan Barnes says:

    URGENT! PLEASE SUPPORT THE ACTIVISTS AND RESCUERS ON THE GROUND!

    (WORLD PROTECTION OF DOGS AND CATS/NO TO DOGMEAT FOUNDATION)

    IT IS HELL IN YULIN!

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  5. Jan Barnes says:

    CONFIRMED–ONLY ONE ORGANIZATION FROM THE ENTIRE WORLD SHIOWED UP TO PROTEST AND RESCUE!

    I AM TOTALLY OUTRAGED AND DISGUSTED WITH ALL OF THEM EXCEPT THE WORLD PROTECTION FOR DOGS AND CATS (NO TO DOGMEAT FOUNDATION)’

    THIS IS WHERE MY DONATIONS TO ACTIVISTS WILL GO! PLEASE HELP ME SUPPORT THEM!

    WHAT A DISGRACE THE OTHERS ARE!!! WE WILL REMEMBER!

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  6. Bunny Peters says:

    I am very disgusted that this cruel event takes place. It is NOT an official holiday, NOT a part of ANY organized Asian religion……. Just a made up event by “dog meat” traders who are in it solely for the money….. most of the dogs and cats are strays or stolen pets…… not intended for human consumption…… no health checks, no cleanliness in the abattoirs, definitely cruel killing methods…….

    Glad I am a lifelong vegetarian…….

    I hope that the authorities will crack down on these horrible traders (too bad it probably won’t happen until someone gets very sick or dies from eating rabies tainted meat or distemper tainted meat or parvovirus tainted meat)……..

    Just so people are aware, not all Chinese people eat dogs and cats. Many Chinese people are actually against this practice. Many Chinese people, including my family and friends, are animal lovers and animal rescuers…….

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  7. Jan Barnes says:

    YES, MANY IN CHINA ARE COMPLETELY AGAINST THIS TRADE, BUT WHERE WERE ALL THE ACTIVISTS THAT GET WORLDWIDE DONATIONS ALL YEAR TO FIGHT THIS???!!!

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