Want To Help Stop The Chinese Dog Eating Festival?
The Yulin Dog Meat Eating Festival is one of the yearly Chinese dog meat festivals. It takes place in the Guangxi province of China every year. Around 15000 dogs are brutally slaughtered at this festival each year. Many dogs are abducted from their owner’s homes and arrive in trucks at the festival with their collars still on.
The dogs are brutally killed, and can be skinned and boiled alive. Many are hung upside down, beaten, then left to slowly bleed to death. They are purposely killed in front of other dogs to terrify and distress them. This obscene cruelty is all to increase the adrenaline to their muscles. They foolishly believe that the more adrenaline that is released in to the terrified and tortured dogs, the more tasty the meat will be and the more virile it will make the consumer of it.
Dogs are treated this way all year round and not just at festival time. The festival is used to promote dog meat. Dogs are regularly taken off the streets, and stolen from owners, and sold to restaurants that serve dog meat.
Young Chinese animal rights activists are taking a stand and demanding change from their Government.
They are fighting for animal rights at great personal and financial expense. Many internet websites are blocked in China, making it hard for them to raise awareness. They need the rest of the world to help put pressure on their Government.
In South Korea, last years dog meat festival was cancelled due to pressure from animal rights activists, so it can be done!
There are a number of organisations fighting the dog meat trade and by getting involved with them, you can really make a difference.
Humane Society International
Last Chance For Animals – Stop Dog Meat
No To Dog Meat
Network For Animals
Dog Meat Free Indonesia
You will find many more results if you enter “dog meat trade” or similar search terms into search engines or into social media search bars. Use a fundraising search engine so that you can raise money to help animals with every search you do.
The dog meat trade is only one aspect of horrific cruelty animals are routinely subject to in Asia.
Bears are kept for their whole lives in cages too small to turn around in, and their bile milked from infected openings cut into their stomach. You can read more about this, as well as other cruelty, on the Chinese Medicines page.
Image: Tiny turtles are sealed into little bags and sold as living key chains. Source
Domestic pets and livestock are kept in appalling conditions at markets. Live chickens, turtles, quails and other birds and animals are shoved into net bags and left in the baking sun on the sidewalk without food and water until they are sold, just to be slaughtered in brutally painful ways.
Animals are crammed in to cages for months on end, before being beaten and skinned alive for their fur in the fur industry. They are often injured and left in agony inside the cages.
Email campaigns and petitions are a good way to put pressure on Governments, as is staging protests and demonstrations.
You will find those pages in the Help Stop Animal Cruelty and Suffering section of this website, along with many other ways of helping stop animal cruelty and suffering.
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