Stop Horrific Dog-Eating Festival

Target: Chen Wu, Governor of Guanxi

Goal: End the beating, torture, and cruel slaughter of dogs and cats at meat festival.

The annual Yulin dog meat and lychee festival, in which tens of thousands of dogs and cats are tortured and eaten, is quickly approaching. The festival has gained worldwide attention due to its egregious animal welfare violations, which include beating and torturing dogs before slaughter or even boiling them alive. Cooks claim that releasing adrenaline and blood into the meat results in a richer flavor.

New photos show that restaurateurs in Yulin have already begun preparations for the barbaric festivities. Dogs and cats are seen crammed into tight, filthy cages. Some of the animals are collared, suggesting that they are stolen pets. Though many of the animals eaten are bred locally, the sheer number of dogs and cats consumed at the festival demands mass-imports of animals, sometimes stolen from pounds or residences.

This festival, while shocking enough on its own, only accounts for a tiny fraction of all dogs consumed in Yulin annually. According to Humane Society International, 300 dogs are slaughtered and eaten in the city each day. Every year, an estimated 10-20 million dogs are consumed in China, a practice that the World Health Organization has linked to the spread of cholera and rabies.

While the festival is set to continue this year, past pressure from activists has forced participants out of the open streets and behind closed curtains as the government of Yulin has made an effort to distance itself from the cruel feast. Because the festival has only been going on since 2010, it is best to end it now before it becomes rooted in tradition. Sign the petition below to demand that this savage festival is immediately cancelled.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Wu,

Preparations have already begun for the annual dog meat and lychee festival in Yulin. The barbaric feast sees 10,000 to 15,000 animals beaten, tortured, and boiled alive. These cruel practices are commonplace as cooks claim that releasing blood and adrenaline into the meat before the animal’s death is essential for flavor.

This festival has seen worldwide backlash and is damaging the reputation of not only Yulin, but China as a whole. In order to save tens of thousands of animals from barbaric slaughter this summer, it is imperative that the festival is cancelled immediately. We, the undersigned, demand that this cruel feast is finally brought to an end.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Liooneel

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21 Comments

  1. Gigi Middlebrook Gigi Middlebrook says:

    There has to be something that we can do to stop this barbaric behavior. Asians are the worst animal abusers in the world. Their young generation can stop this, but apparently they don’t care. I am so sick and tired of sending in petition after petition and NOTHING is ever done. All I ever hear about Asians is the horrific ways that they kill dogs, cats, dolphins, whales and don’t get me started on their Chinese medicine. Wealthy Chinese support poaching by buying the large share of ivory to show off their wealth to others and torture bears for their bile, I could go on for days it is DISGUSTING that an entire nation of Asians are responsible for most of the poaching in the world and most of the animal population in China is treated like trash. I hate the meat sellers that earn a living killing innocent animals for profit. Just once I would like to see one of them boiled alive. I would like to think that there are Asian people that care about animals but I don’t see any action. I don’t want to lump all Asian people into this category but may

    • I couldn’t have said it any better. Well said. God bless

    • tracy hicks says:

      AMEN…YOU SAID EVERYTHING AND MORE!

      Great Post..Asians until they prove they are

      better than this are still the monsters we think

      and will always will think they are!

    • Bev Woodburn says:

      I fully agree, the Chinese, Koreans and other Asian countries are the vilest of animal torturers Worldwide.

      They show no compassion, no empathy, no decency, no integrity and definitely no moral ethics whatsoever.

      And their vile culture and tradition is purely and animal torture and suffering.

      The fake medicinal claims that have been such an integral part of the dog and cat meat trade have been proven false, also the torture and unimaginable torture and suffering committed against dogs and cats saying it makes the meat taste better, is also false and full of lies.

      They are purely marketing tactics created and promoted by GREEDY DOG TRAFFICKERS, BUTCHERS AND DOG AND CAT MEAT RESTAURANT OWNERS so they can make their BLOOD MONEY AND THEIR GREED, by deliberately torturing defenceless and innocent dogs and cats to death.

      But I must say their are Animal Activities in these Asian countries who risk their lives fighting to stop and ban this vile and evil torture of innocent dogs and cats.

      It is not only dogs and cats they torture to death, they torture all animals to death in the vilest of torture that they can commit.

  2. JUST STOP BUYING FROM THESE COUNTRIES. THE END. WE MANUFACTURE NOTHING IN THE UNITED STATES ANYMORE. WE IMPORT FROM THESE COUNTRIES BECAUSE OUR GOVERNMENT FEELS WE OWE THEM SOMETHING. THESE COUNTRIES ARE CRUEL TO ALL LIVING CREATURES. THEY CARE NOTHING ABOUT THE WORLD. THE PAIN THEY INFLICT ON THESE POOR ANIMALS WILL FALL UPON THEIR CHILDREN. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THESE ACTS STILL CONTINUE. I HAVE SIGNED SO MANY PETITIONS AGAINST THESE CRUEl ACTS. THEIR GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CARE. JUST BOYCOTT……..

  3. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    DISGUSTING SAVAGES!!! ?
    Signed & Shared.

  4. Such horrific & insanely brutal methodologies for killing ANY creature should not be tolerated at ALL, dogs or otherwise. I seriously wish these vile humans would get swallowed up by a giant sinkhole, they’re so loathsome and savage. Or let them beat each OTHER to death instead, because the majority of the world doesn’t WANT them living on the planet, gruesome, demonic beasts that they are. And for other folks, STOP VISITING ALL PARTS OF ASIA, thus giving them money to fund such Hell-Fests and other animal torture!

  5. These are evil monsters celebrating the yulin dog and cat massacre. If the yulin government turns it back on this barbaric event then I believe we should boycott China. I have stopped eating in Chinese restaurants and I try not to buy anything made in China. Maybe financially they will get the message until then karma will prevail.

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