The Yulin Dog Meat Festival kicked off on Sunday 21 June. The association Humane Society International which for years has fought against this horror, indicates that the event was created in 2010 simply to increase sales and not tied to any popular tradition, as was often attempted to pass on as a message. It is a «barbarian» event – the activists of the association write -. «Thousands of dogs and cats are taken from streets or stolen from courtyards, they come locked in cages and crammed on trucks, without food and water. Many die from injuries, suffocation, dehydration or heart attack before reaching their sad destination, the slaughterhouse, ”reads Facebook. The request to the authorities is therefore that, once again, to put an end to this cruel business, emphasizing how the animals are killed in bars.
The event kicks off despite China he decided only a few weeks ago to remove the dogs from the “livestock” list to include them among the “pets”. The cities of Shenzhen and Zhuhai have already banned trade but in the months of the coronavirus pandemic, due to the scarcity and prices of pork, that of dog was in great demand.
Just a few days ago the association had told how some Chinese animal rights activists had found animals already slaughtered on the stalls of the Nancho market, just outside Yulin, also discovering a seller with a cage full of puppies still alive, which fortunately have been saved. «I could not believe these sweet and innocent puppies they would have been killed if we hadn’t been there by accident. I can’t really imagine it being there someone willing to eat these little ones. This was my first trip to Yulin and what I saw at the market really shocked me. My hands were shaking when I pulled the first puppy out of the cage. People often believe that watching these horrible scenes is normal for most Chinese people, but it is not so. As the Chinese government said, these puppies are companions, not food, and cities like Yulin should put these words into practice and put an end to this shame, “he said. activist Jenifer Chen.
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