STOP the Yulin Festival. Dogs r tortured. WE MUST HELP. WE ARE THEIR ONLY CHANCE!
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This "festival" is an event that starts on June 21st of every year during the summer solstice & lasts for 10 horrifying days in which 10,000–15,000 dogs are consumed. It is estimated 25 million dogs are stolen, sold, bought, & eaten every year w/the illegal dog & cat meat trade. A larger percentage of these dogs consist of pets stolen right from OUR HOMES. The rest of the dogs are captured strays from the streets & some raised in dog farms. After they are stolen, bought, or captured they are transported for days without food or water, crammed in tiny cages together so tightly that they are unable to move. Throughout those days, they will be hung, burned, skinned, boiled, torched, beaten alive, dismembered, and electrocuted out in the streets for public view. If that isn't bad enough, they intentionally torture these animals in front of the other animals in order to create even more stress & fear. IF YOU WATCH ONE OF THE VIDEOS (YES THEY ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO WATCH, WHICH IS ALL THE MORE REASON WE NEED TO MAKE THIS A PRIORITY OR AT LEAST DO AS MUCH AS WE CAN), YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THE REASON FOR THIS PETITION. The belief behind the torturing & slaughtering while ALIVE is because the people of yulin believe the more adrenaline & fear that runs through the blood, the more tender & better tasting the meat will be. They eat dog meat because they believe if you eat it, the men will have more sexual stamina, it will keep them cool during the summer's heat & it will ward off evil spirits. China's tradition of eating dog meat has been around for over 400 years. It wasn't until 2009 when the festival in Yulin began by dog meat traders in order to boost business. Animal welfare activists have been trying for years to get this horrible event banned. But the government of china keeps looking the other way saying there is nothing they can do. Petitions are being signed by millions of people. China does not have any animal welfare laws. But we are a different generation that MAKES THINGS HAPPEN, WE ARE PASSIONATE AND MAKE CHANGES & we realize that it is 2017 and know that these acts are immortal and inhumane. This is treatment inflicted on a species that provides so many benefits to humans. They are police officers, service dogs, emotional support for abused children, a child's best friend and childhood memories. They ARE OUR best friends. They never asked to be born and they certainly do not deserve this type of treatment. Individuals from every country all over the world are against it. There are more and more people worldwide boycotting chinese manufactured products unless the festival is banned. This petition is to try and convince china's president xi-jinping and especially the city of yulin china's autonomous government that it would be in china's better interest to ban this barbaric festival. PLEASE, I BEG YOU, SIGN THIS PETITION. ITS THE LEAST YOU CAN DO!
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