The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is the ugly black eye that animal lovers suffer each year in June. In case you are not aware, eating dog meat is s till big business in parts of China, Korea and other pockets of Asia. The world is speaking out against these atrocities on dogs (and cats).
Although many Chinese citizens and people throughout the world have enlightened the masses sharing a mutual disgust for this barbaric festival, including several million people worldwide that signed an online petition. The
festival dog slaughter is scheduled to start next week and it’s estimated that 10,000 dogs are killed for the event.
Thankfully, many animal advocate groups, organizations, and even celebrities are starting to take action and save as many pets as possible. In fact, just recently, Humane Society International (HSI) was able to save 34 dogs and cats that were on their way to this hell on earth.
The animals were swiftly transferred to an animal shelter and examined by veterinarians.
Dog meat traders only care about profits so they stack the dogs in cages any way they can just to ship them to the slaughterhouses. Here is a link courtesy of our friends at One Green Planet reflecting the terribly filthy conditions the dogs are subjected to.
Kept in these horrible conditions, the animals were understandably terrified, but once realizing they weren’t in danger, they started licking HSI workers and wagging their tails.
After some much-needed food, water, and veterinary TLC, these animals will be ready for adoption…where they can experience the love they deserve. Please spread the word on this sick tradition. Other countries had similar festivals in the past that have ceased due to public outcry. Yulin is no different if we are unified in our message that animals are our friends, not our food.