Homes will be found for twenty-nine dogs and five cats rescued from a slaughterhouse in Yulin, China in advance of the annual dog meat festival set for June 21, according to the Humane Society International. A candlelight vigil commemorating the animals that have lost their lives was held recently in Tianjin, China, as local opposition to the inhumane event grows. HSI explains that the “festival” is not a traditional event, but created by dog meat traders to promote their cruel trade.
Here is the latest from the HSI. “Dozens of terrified animals were rescued from a slaughterhouse in Yulin, China, just days ahead of the annual dog meat festival due to take place on June 21st. The animals, 34 dogs, puppies and kittens, were being held in squalid conditions at a slaughter facility in Yulin when Chinese activists, led by Humane Society International, arrived and negotiated the release of all the animals inside.”
“Some of the dogs were wearing collars, suggesting these are pets stolen by dog thieves to fuel the trade, an increasingly common crime across China. All of the animals have been transferred to a shelter where they are being evaluated and treated by veterinarians before being prepared for adoption. Whilst loving homes in China will be found for most of the animals, some of them may be flown to the UK and the US to start a new life.”
HSI is dedicated to making a difference and is rallying the support of Chinese animal lovers.
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This festival is the worst thing I have ever heard of in my life. It will not be easy to convince Chinese to stop eating dogs. It’s their source of meat. Similar to eating cows, pigs and chickens in the U.S. What people don’t know is they torture these animals before cooking them. They believe the torture makes the meat taste better. They boil and skin these animals alive. I’ve signed petitions to stop this, but that’s not a deterrent. People of China that are animal lovers you are our best hope to stop this. Please continue to do what you can and educate people that torturing animals is not only cruel, but serves no purpose.