EVERY year images of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival spread outrage and horror across the world. Here's what we know the bizarre celebration and why campaigners are taking action. What is the festival? The ten-day lychee and dog meat festival starts in Yulin, South East China, on June 21 every year. During the festival, dogs and cats are exhibited in metal cages before they are skinned, cooked, and eaten by visitors. Unsurprisingly, it has become a symbol of hatred for dog lovers, who every year confront those who buy, sell and eat canines. It is estimated that around 15,000 dogs have been consumed since the bizarre gala started in 2009. Organisers and residents claim there is little difference between eating dog and pork. Eating dog meat is considered by many an ancient Chinese tradition with numerous benefits - including acting as a solution to summer heat. What have campaigners said about the gala? Animal rights activists have slammed the festival and are seeking new ways to pressure … [Read more...] about Yulin dog meat festival 2018 – what is it and what has the Humane Society International called for?
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HUNDREDS of stolen pets and stray dogs have been slaughtered for China’s notorious food festival which kicks off today. Butchered canines were placed on top of each other and tied together in bundles before being transported to the famous Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Horrific footage shows pups stored before being killed for the Yulin Dog Meat Festival The event is popular with hungry locals who believe the traditional meat is good for the body. It can be traced back to 2009 and it is believed 10,000 dogs - many of them stolen and strays - were killed for previous festivals. But the gala been slammed by animal rights activists who are seeking new ways to pressurise organisers to cancel the annual festival. Residents in the southern city defended eating the meat to celebrate the summer solstice on Thursday. The 10-day event, dubbed the lychee and dog meat festival by residents, has become a symbol of hatred for dog lovers, who every year confront those who buy, sell and eat canines. … [Read more...] about Yulin dog festival – hundreds of ‘stolen pets and strays’ slaughtered for food as China’s notorious festival kicks off
Jun 21, 7:32 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Media & Culture By Maria Vultaggio @mariamzzarella 06/20/17 AT 1:19 PM The Yulin Dog Festival in China will be deadlier than ever this year — and it’s all because of a rumor that was reportedly fabricated by animal rights groups. Thousands of dogs are slaughtered annually during the summer solstice in Yulin for their meat to the horror of dog lovers around the world. Most people thought the killing of canines had been banned, but the reports were incorrect. The Yulin government never issued the mandate. An estimated 10,000 puppies will be slayed for their meat, but Marc Ching of the Animal Hope and Wellness is trying to save as many dogs as possible.When Ching talked to International Business Times, he said he was in Yulin and that “dog meat is everywhere.”READ: Dog Meat Was Fed To Australian Tourists In Bali Who Thought It Was Chicken: … [Read more...] about Yulin Dog Festival 2017 To Be Deadliest In Years Since Rumor Claimed Puppy Meat Was Banned In China
Jun 21, 7:13 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 06/21/18 AT 7:11 AM China’s Yulin dog-meat festival began June 21 despite attempts by animal rights activists to pressurize the organizers to cancel the annual event.The 10-day festival that focuses on an old Chinese belief of consuming dog and cat to cool blood during summers became a nightmare for animal lovers who have raided slaughterhouses and intercepted truckloads of dogs to reduce the killings.Animal activists have released videos of dogs caught with wire lassos, transported in tiny cages and slaughtered with metal rods to prove the festival is inhumane and unhygienic.According to the Human Society International, between 10,000 and 15,000 dogs are consumed during the festival each year.This year, several rescue groups are trying to save as many dogs and cats as possible while the others are protesting and shaming festival goers … [Read more...] about Yulin Dog Meat-Eating Festival Begins Despite Protests From Animal Rights Activists
World Animals Rescue Ethel the dog was once destined to be a meal, but now she’s living large with 10 other dogs in her Santa Rosa, California home. She’s one of many dogs rescued from the dog meat trade who now live with loving families in the U.S. Humane Society International estimates that people kill 30 million dogs and cats every year to eat, and a third of them are slaughtered in China. Most famously, during the 10-day annual Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, vendors kill an estimated 10,000 dogs to serve as food. The 2018 festival will run from June 21-30 and is controversial among Americans and Chinese people alike. Chinese animal lovers release the rescued dogs at the China Animal Protection Association, after a convoy of trucks carrying some 500 dogs to be sold as meat, were stopped along a highway in Beijing on early April 17, 2011. Humane Society International estimates that people kill 30 million dogs and cats every year to eat. … [Read more...] about Ahead of Yulin Dog Meat Festival, U.S. and China Rescue Groups Work to Rescue Dogs