CHINA – 10,000 dogs were burned or boiled alive last year, at The Yulin Dog Meat Festival and up to 500,000 pounds of dog meat was consumed.
Dogs from all over the country, many of which are domesticated and have collars, are snatched, thrown into cages and sent across country to Yulin.
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is held in Guangxi province and is a celebration of the June solstice in which thousands of dogs killed and then eaten. The festival will be held on 22 June.
No protestors have ever succeeded to STOP THE FESTIVAL from happening and this year thousands more dogs will be slaughtered alive.
It has been reported that the Chinese American Community is planning to celebrate the YuLin Dog Meat Festival in United States.
Vice Chairman of Chinese American Community Foundation Davil Lee said:
Your support and participation in our traditional festival is vital to our success and impact on organizations and to families for now and in future generations. Please join us on our festival”
Eating dog meat stimulates internal heat, and bring good luck and health. At the festival, hotpots are fired up, lychees peeled and liquors poured.
According to our tradition, if you scare the dog before it dies it makes the meat more tender, Dogs are either hung, electrocuted, beaten to death or are boiled alive.
But on this inaugural day of summer, it’s a superstition that’s driving dog consumption…
It is legal to eat dogs in China, also South Korea. Cat meat can be found on the menu in China, South Korea, Vietnam and even parts of South America.
But do you KNOW its legal in United States of America??
It is legal in 44 states to eat a dog or a cat. It is illegal to sell dog or cat meat in the United States but 44 states allow its personal consumption.
The festival has been described as “semantics” by activists. The event is expected to continue.