Activists attempt to stop notorious dog meat festival in Yulin

CCTV News

Tuesday marks the controversial annual dog meat festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region.

Meanwhile, animal welfare activists from all over China have gathered in the city, attempting to stop the festival.

CCTV’s Jiang Shaoyi reports.

Activists attempt to stop notorious dog meat festival in Yulin

Activists attempt to stop notorious dog meat festival in Yulin

Animal welfare activists from all over China have gathered in the city, attempting to stop the festival. CCTV’s Jiang Shaoyi reports.

It is the annual dog meat festival in Yulin, but not all are celebrating. Animal campaigners and dog lovers from across the nation gathered in Yulin on Monday in an attempt to stop the event.

Hundreds of dogs are slaughtered in the Chinese city every year during the festival, and it is getting more controversial each year.

A recent online poll by a Chinese animal rights group showed 64 percent of participants supporting the ending of the festival.

More than half believe the trade should be banned. However locals have a different opinion – they think the outsiders are trying to ruin their tradition.

The tradition of eating dog meat dates back four or five hundred years in China, South Korea and other countries.

 

  • rlbisme

    Eat what you want…the outrage isn’t about that. It’s about the torture these poor animals must endure on their way to the cooking pot. NO civilized society allows for deliberate, sadistic torture of any sentient being.
    It’s not about cuisine…it’s not about culture…it’s about horrendous cruelty. The rest of the world looks on the Asian dog (and cat) meat trade is horrified and disgusted and China’s international reputation is further stained every year this atrocity is allowed to continue.
    If China is EVER going to be respected by the west as a modern, progressive, civilized society, the torture inherent in the dog meat trade MUST END!

  • Vic

    This has to stop. I can’t believe China is ignoring the rest of the world! It’s not the fact these dogs are slaughtered it is HOW they are slaughtered. (Although I would prefer nothing to lose its life). These dogs and cats are skinned, bludgeoned and boiled ALIVE, can you imagine the suffering. Many are stolen pets, they still have their collars on. They have a contraption that removes hair, it’s disgusting. These people carry out gratuitous violence, it’s like they need some sort of sexual gratification from the sadism.

  • Peachy Skies

    The excuses these people use so that they can be cruel to animals is ridiculous. If their government allows this and excepts their excuses for killing these dogs then we can only assume that their government officials are as mentally challenged as those who steal and kill these dogs

  • Lydia Balogova

    STOP Yulin 4ever! !!!!!!!!!!!