Dog Meat Festival #StopYulinForever

We’re coming up to the Summer Solstice – a time to celebrate life – but in Yulin, China, they choose to celebrate by torturing, killing and eating dogs at the annual Lychee and Dog Meat Festival.

I won’t go into the distressing methods they use to torture these poor animals (many of which are stolen pets). Suffice it to say the purveyors and consumers of dog meat believe it tastes better if it contains high levels of adrenaline, so they do whatever it takes to produce these levels. I can’t begin to understand the mentality of people who think it’s worth inflicting extreme suffering just to make something taste nice.

This is not some ancient and sacred Chinese tradition. It was begun only 10 years ago to boost the flagging dog meat industry, and tolerated by the authorities because they thought it would attract tourism!

For many years the Chinese people and the rest of the world have shown their outrage by protesting, sighing petitions and supporting charities that work to rescue the animals and end the dog meat trade. Live animal markets have been implicated in the spread of coronavirus from animals to humans, and the Chinese Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs has stated that dogs should no longer be considered at livestock, which basically means they shouldn’t be eaten. And yet the Yulin Festival is still set to go ahead this year.

Maybe it’s too late to stop this one, but it’s important to keep up the pressure on the authorities to put an end to it for good. Please sign the petition if you’ve got a moment!

Humane Society International petition to end the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Humane Society International pledge in support of ending the dog and cat meat trade in South East Asia

Keith in front garden (3)

Keith says they should stick to lychees!


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11 Responses to Dog Meat Festival #StopYulinForever

  1. Emma Cownie says:

    It’s too horible for words, I dont eat any animals so the thought of eating dogs is just unbearable to me.

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  2. Maryke janse van Rensburg says:

    This barbaric festival needs to stop!!!!

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  3. Sue Vincent says:

    Dogs and humans evolved together… there is more than enough evidence for that. It would be like eating family.
    In principle, I see no difference between eating one animal or another, though I abhor our lack of respect for the lives that nourish ours… even a lettuce has life… but the cruelty involved in this particular ‘meat supply’ is appalling.

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  4. kkessler833 says:

    That is awful! I didn’t know they stole pets for this atrocity.

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