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Stop Yulin for 2016

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I am just 15 years old, and I want to make a change in this world. Every year, at the summer solstice, thousands of dogs are tortured and eaten at a meat festival in Yulin, China. These dogs can be stolen from households or found as strays, where they are taken from and then tortured in the most inhumane ways imagineable- hanging, burning, crucifying, etc. It is believed that the more the dogs are tortured, the more hormones they will release resulting in better tasting dog-meat. The fact that this barbaric event is referred to as a festival is both disturbing and upsetting;Dogs suffer inexplainable amounts of pain and torture and yet this 'festival' is continuing up to today. I want to make a change in this world and I care enormously for animals. It is inhumane to me that anyone could steal dogs and then proceed to injure and torture them for nothing but their own pleasure. This 'festival' should not be a part of humanity. Sign for the dogs, the families losing their pets, the image of Yulin, the poor food hygiene and the animal welfare. Maybe together we can make a change. Regards, Rachel Norris.

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