Yulin Dog Meat Festival

9 petitions

Update posted 10 months ago

Petition to Mr. Chen Wu, European Parliament


On the 21st June 2018, the YULIN DOG FESTIVAL will commence, for any dog or cat this 10 day festival is a living hell. I had heard about this place, however, after doing my own research, it soon became apparent that this barbaric inhumane festival has to be stopped. The first picture I saw a golden coloured dog her legs bound, I saw blood dripping from one of her legs that was already butchered off, she lay her head on the concreate in her own pool of bright red blood, this image will stay with me forever, glancing over to look at my own dog as she peacefully slept with not a  care in the world, I knew I had to do my part, I'm not rich or famous but I'm human this needs to STOP NOW. The more research I did the more disturbed and frankly disgusted I became, some of the images and clips are too disturbing for most to watch. The dogs are always tortured prior to death many have their mouths and limbs bound  to reduce their cries and movements, many are nail gunned to walls before having limbs hacked off, many are simply  boiled alive especially toy breeds, some are simply strung by their throats and blow torched  in the streets all  while still fully conscious, some are just simply skinned alive. All because the Chinese believe that if the animal suffers prior to death the adrenaline the animal produces makes the meat more tender, I myself am working closely with a foundation in the USA but we as the United Kingdom have to stand together and do all we can to assist and finally put at end to this barbaric practice..... I  looked at my dog and said ENOUGH IS ENOUGH  we as a nation have to help..... Thank you ◦    Lets get the 100,000 signatures required it will take you less than a second to sign     

joanne morton
7,740 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Xi Jinping, Liu Xiaoming, International Animal Rescue, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)


STOP! The Yulin dog eating festival! Dogs are innocent animals, that deserve love, attention, care, and a family. First, dogs are stolen from owners, taken from puppy farms or taken from the streets as strays, next they are crammed into cages that are way too small for the amount of dogs inside, click this link to see: , which often twist their limbs into extremely uncomfortable positions and have to stay there for several hours. Once they finally reach their destination, then, like some sort of torture the dogs are boiled, beaten, strangled, electrocuted, burnt and skinned ALIVE! They think the dog tastes better and will be more tender if it has adrenaline! After the horrendous ordeal the visitors happily eat the dogs. Animal cruelty is not a crime in China! When a dog just bites a human, it usually gets euthanised, or, in China there was a policeman that beat a dog to death in public! Here is the link to that: They eat dog meat because they believe that if you eat dog meat it gives the men more sexual stamina and that it will keep them cool during the summer and it will apparently ward off evil spirits. I just can’t beleive that these people could torture the animals that help with the police, help disabled people, support and love each family they have, support and love children if they have been abused and many more.   If a human tortures a dog in China, nothing happens! PUT AN END TO THIS MADNESS!   If you really want to see how China really treats man’s best friend, contact me on and I will send you the link as soon as I can. I’m warning you that the video is extremely graphic and upsetting.  

George Bedford
298,496 supporters
Started 2 years ago

Petition to Xi Jinping, Terry Branstad, Chen Wu, Yulins peoples government, Armored Army

End the Yulin dog meat festival for good

*Warning: disturbing content* The Yulin Dog Meat Festivial is a 10 day event that takes place in China every year, from June 21st-30th, with the illegal dog meat trade. The tradition of eating dog meat in China has existed for around 400 years, but the awful ‘festivial’ started in 2009 to mark the summer solstice, and is thought by the people that eat it to bring good luck and health to them as a result. Whilst respecting Chinese culture and beliefs, even people in China oppose dog eating festivals and the practice in general, as well as the majority across the globe. During this ‘celebration’, dogs are stolen from their homes and loving families and mercilessly slaughtered. After being captured, they then face a long, hot journey in an enclosed tiny space where they cannot even move, with no food or water for days either, and many die of startvation or dehydration as a consequence. Furthermore, the way in which they are slaughtered is worse than you could ever imagine: dogs are boiled and set on fire, skinned, torn up, cut open with chainsaws and smashed with hammers, ALL WHILST THE INNOCENT CREATURES ARE ALIVE. Even worse than this is that this is all for public viewing, INTENTIONALLY in front of the other dogs to create distress and fear as they believe the more scared they are when killed, the better the meat will be! I cannot explain how much this sickens me. In the 2011 festival, more than 15,000 dogs were slaughtered in the period of 10 days. 100 slaughter houses exist in Yulin, where around 2,000 dogs are killed everyday!  A deeply horrific 5-day crackdown occured in 2006. This was where anyone seen on the street seen walking their pet dog would be stopped and the dog would immediately be beaten to death there and then in front of the owner. If you have one, imagine this happening to you and your dog; I know I can’t even begin to. 50,000 of them died in those 5 short days. THIS NEEDS TO STOP, INCREASE THE PRESSURE! Looking for an image to attatch to this petition really made me see the awful reality of this, and if you still do not oppose this sickening ‘celebration’ you can see the evidence for yourself. Every single image is awful, if this was happening to humans it would be a different matter and that’s wrong. These intelligent, loyal, sensitive, protective, cuddly, kind animals do not deserve any of this, and do not even have a voice to cry out with. But I do. And I wont stop until the Yulin Dog Meat Festival ends no mater how long it takes, and I need help to do so. Please help save the dogs, increase the pressure to the limit and stop this. If we win, 10-15,000 dogs will be saved every single year, and if we don’t more and more will continue suffering, being tortured and dying. As long as it goes on, so will our voices. Dogs can be guide dogs, police dogs, therapy dogs, watch dogs, agility champions- they have so much potential and personality in their own individual ways.They are just like us, they are our bestfriends, they are part of our families. And we can’t let this continue to happen to them. Raise raise raise the pressure, sign the petitions, join the marches, participate in the events, donate, share petitions, start your own- you can make a difference. Shout out until the Yulin's People's Government and Guangxi's Autonomous Region's People's Congress Standing Committee hear us perfectly clearly. Stop this barbaric and immoral festival, and stop it for good.

Sophie Hill
5,562 supporters