President Trump: Please Tie Any Agreement with China to Ending Yulin Dog Meat Festival
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Between 1,000 to 15,000 dogs are tortured and killed during the annual Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, Guangxi China. The region also is a dog meat livestock producer contributing to the 10 to 20 million dogs killed for meat in China each year.
The consumption of dog meat is said to have a cooling effect on the body (it doesn't) during the hot summer solstice. Many falsely believe that the more pain that is felt by the dog, the better the effects of the meat. Others contend that the pain inflicted is the result of convenience in slaughtering.
Dogs are killed by means of bludgeoning, bleeding out, stabbing, blowtorching, hanging, boiling alive, among other methods, and often in front of other dogs or puppies.
An estimated 97,000 tons of dog meat sold per year generates 30 billion yuan ($448 million U.S. dollars) annually through this practice. The World Health Organization has linked this to the spread of cholera and rabies. And more and more politicians in the U.S. are condemning it. See H.Res.752 — 114th Congress (2015-2016). But, yet, the ten day festival is still on for this June of 2017.
International Agreements with China: We call for signatories to a petition to ask United States President Donald Trump to tie any international agreements with China to ending this barbarism.
This petition was initiated by Attorney Michelle Hubbard of Boston.
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