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Chinese dog eating festival for real? Growing up outside of Washington DC in the 1970s,many people used to say that the meat in Chinese restaurants was actually dog meat. I knew it was false after all who could actually eat mans best friend. I am sharing with you a story that is true. And I have included veritable news
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Chinese dog meat festival
I am totally shocked that there TRULY is an annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival also called The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin China. This festival occurs in Southern China to celebrate the summer solstice. The festival began in 2009 and lasts about ten days. It is estimated that 10,000–15,000 dogs are consumed . Many peoples pet are slaughtered at this festival. This festival is purely for profit and holds no real cultural importance.
According to the dog and cat vendors, the animals are killed in the most humane way. Yet activists and bystanders say that dogs are captured and held with many other animals in small cages. They are then bludgeoned to death and skinned alive in public. Based on photographs,the animals are “treated abominably”. They are cut into meat and sold on the streets. Many have seen caged dogs or cats wearing collars, which means they could be stolen pets.
Chinese Government and Media.
In a 2014 statement released to Xinhua, Yulin’s local government denies any official endorsement of the festival itself, and describes the event as a local custom observed by “a small percentage” of Yulin’s residents. Instead they give credit to local businesses and residents for their branding skills!
An editorial published by the People’s Daily expressed the viewpoint that while activists understand dogs as “companion animals”, neither the Chinese legal system nor the current Chinese public moral standards recognize them with this special status. Chinese dog meat festival can continue as far as they are concerned. While noting the “duality” of dogs as both companions and food items, the editorial urges restraint in handling the issue. It calls for mutual understanding from both organizers and activists in reaching a respectful compromise
Stop Yulin Chinese dog meat festival
U.S. Representative Alcee Hastings introduced, with 27 cosponsors, a bipartisan resolution (House Resolution 752) in 2016 which condemned the annual festival in Yulin and called on the Chinese government to prohibit the dog meat trade altogether. The resolution was supported the Humane Society of the United States,Humane Society Legislative Fund, and Humane Society International. In 2017, Hastings reintroduced, alongside 49 original co-sponsors, his 2016 bipartisan resolution through House Resolution.
Stop Yulin 2017
The New York times reports that The Humane Society International and the Duo Duo Project, an animal advocacy group based in California, announced news of the ban on Thursday, citing reports from Chinese animal rights advocates and dog meat traders in Yulin. According to the reports, anyone caught selling dog meat in the week leading up to the Yulin Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, which starts on June 21, will face fines of up to 100,000 renminbi, or about $14,500, and possibly time in prison.
Has Yulin been stopped?
Well we cannot be 100 percent certain but it is looking good at least for this year. In the past, Chinese officials have mostly avoided this issue. They have always insisted that the festival is a local tradition welcoming the summer solstice. And that it is not organized or endorsed by the government.
It certainly cannot hurt to add your name yo this online petition. They do seem to be effective in many cases. Lets end this Chinese dog eating festival forever!