Cruel! Thousands of dogs were eaten in dog-meat festival in China

    2013/06/21

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Thousands of dogs were killed and eaten during a dog-meat festival, a tradition to celebrate summer solstice in Yulin, Guangxi province, China. During this time, dogs are burned and skinned alive for their meat. Their corpses are hung by vendors to be sold almost everywhere in Yulin. The residents would eat dog-meat hot pot with lychees and strong grain liquor. Although animal rights groups criticised such cruel behavior, the local government still tries to promote and apply Intangible Cultural Heritage for this dog-slaughter tradition. Animal groups and actors in China asked the authority to ban the dog-meat festival, but the authority said there’s no reason to forbid the folk tradition. There’s still a long way to go.
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