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Awful! China Has Dog Meat Festival!

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Poor puppies!

This is absolutely disgusting!!

In Yulin in Guangxi province, China, there is a festival that many residents consider an ancient summer solstice tradition.

A dog-meat festival!!

This awful festival leads to the deaths of 10,000 dogs, many of whom are electrocuted, burned and skinned alive!

The South China Morning Post said:

"They use knives to kill the dogs which are alive. Then people would like to burn the dogs, which are conscious, so they can eat them."

That is the worst thing EVER!!

The dogs that are eaten are often strays, which means they could be full of disease or parasites.

Eating dogs isn't just cruel and disgusting, it can be really unhealthy too!

Many animal rights activists inside and outside of China have been trying to get the city to stop the festival.

The problem is dog-meat is seen as a nutritious wintertime dish and is even prescribed by doctors to treat impotence and poor circulation.

We really hope an animal rights group can get through to the local government and get this festival ended!!

[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]

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11 comments to “Awful! China Has Dog Meat Festival!”

  1. 1

    Isn't it a bit hypocritical for us to complain about this? Just take a look at where your cheeseburgers come from and you will see that we do the same thing on a much larger scale. Just because most of our killing is done out of sight from the general public does not mean it isn't happening.

  2. Vegan says – reply to this


    yeah, and eating other animals is morally correct? Go fuck your self.

  3. Vegan says – reply to this


    Re: rosebud99 – spot on!

  4. 4

    Re: rosebud99 – talking about domestic pets here. dogs and cats are like family to some people. don't see a cow cuddling with me at bed time and greeting me when I come home. and happy to see when I wake up?

  5. 5

    Re: Michmasterflex – So what you're saying is that an animal's life is worth more if we choose to make them pets? So if they are not pets - like these dogs in China, it should be ok to treat them like livestock?

  6. anon says – reply to this


    Re: Michmasterflex – agreed! china is so cruel and disgusting to eat animals that are considered pets. i expect it from them, though.

  7. Helen says – reply to this


    Re: Michmasterflex

    Cats and dogs are no more different to pigs, cows and chicken. Yes the cow would greet you and would be happy to see you. Cows,pigs and chicken also like to cuddle, play and so forth. Farm animals are also domesticated. If we go by your logic then the asians should be allowed to eat cats and dogs because in their countries they're looked upon as food. The same way you look at pigs as food. If you think it's ok to eat some animals you should be against the eating of others. You either respect all animals or you don't. Stop being a hypocrite.

  8. Lioness says – reply to this


    It's the same as killing any other animal for food, and in a third world country full of starving people during the winter why not eat the stray animals? I concur the way we and China kill the animals is terrible but that is an entirely separate issue. Posting adorable pictures of puppies trapped in cages is not helping any of the animals either. I also think we would do that same if we were hungry! In North Korea people have gotten so desperate to stay alive they dig up gravesites and eat their own grandparents. This is a world hunger problem and not a "poor widdle fuzzy wuzzy I'm adopting all of them you bastards" problem. People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones - I don't see y'all mailing money to the Chinese village having the festival, you think they'd be eating strays full of worms if they had a McDonald's around?!

  9. Alex says – reply to this


    Most people here writing this comments need psychiatric help…. at what part Perez in his article said that is OK killing animal in general???? Am I missing something??? He is just brining attention to cruelty act for something that he holds dear… His love of dogs

  10. jack says – reply to this


    Humans can be horrible….

  11. Joel says – reply to this


    Really? Who cares if they eat dogs or not. It's just their culture. Your argument of how it's unhealthy has no proof anyways. So fuck you.