Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival 2018
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Lets stop the 2018 Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
About the Festival
The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival also know as the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, is an annual festival that started in 2009. The festival is held during the summer solstice where they eat lynchees and dog meat. The exact date of this event is from June 21st until June 30th in Yulin, a city in China. During it, about 10,000 to 15,000 dogs (as well as cats) are consumed. However, worldwide 25 million dogs are either bought/sold, tortured, sold, or/and eaten annually. The illegal dog and cat meat trade makes it possible. Some dogs are either stray dogs from the streets or from loving families which they are stolen from. They are tortured afterward and some even go days without food and water in an uncomfortable community.
Why Do They Use Dog Meat?
Approximately, 400 years ago the tradition of consuming dog meat began. Even though there is no evidence that can support it, some people do think that the dog meat helped prevent the heat throughout the hot summer months.
Don't they think it's inhumane?
The festival goers and local citizens think its completely humane to kill dogs and eat their meat. They actually think that killing dogs are "just like eating porks and beef; killing cows, pigs, etc." However, animal activists and others who are against this act think it is completely inhumane and they way these dogs are treated are completely abnormal.
We need to stop this before the next event in 2018.
Translation in Chinese. (from google translate, might be wrong.)
Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lychee_and_Dog_Meat_Festival: https://www.change.org/p/do-not-proceed-with-the-yulin-dog-meat-and-lychee-festival-in-2018: summaries (If you can please sign the other petiton above!)
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