15,000 Dogs Slaughtered for Chinese Food Festival

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Yulin, China hosted a food festival a few weeks ago, and more than 15,000 dogs ended up on the menu.

Having earned a reputation for serving some of the most delicious dog dishes in the world, the festival drew sizable crowds as dog meat connoisseurs from near and far descended on the city to participate in festivities.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Local Lu Hin said “It is just like other meat. Smaller animals tend to be more delicate and sweeter while very big dogs have a strong, muscular taste. We proved that when we started the festival a few years ago and everybody accepts that the best dog meat dishes come from Yulin. That was why we created the festival and the number of visitors we get is a testimony to the fact that everybody recognizes how good the dog meat is from the region.”

Consumption of dog meat is still a widely accepted practice in Guangdong province, home to a number of dog farms, where pups are often slaughtered in their first three to four months of life. Opponents of the dog meat trade are turning up the heat, however: due for legislative consideration in the spring is a proposed law that would outlaw animal cruelty, including the practice of beating dogs to death in order to enhance their flavor.

 

44 thoughts on “15,000 Dogs Slaughtered for Chinese Food Festival”

    • THESE ARE GOD’S CREATURES, THEY ARE HERE FOR A REASON ,NOT TO BE DONE LIKE THEY ARE DOING,IT MAKES ME WONDER THAT AND WHY THE PRESIDENT DONT DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS MATTER

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  1. What got me started on boycotting all things Chinese was the story about how dogs are skinned alive for their fur which is then sold to US manufacturers as “faux fur” but it’s really dog fur. Then I found out that basically China “owns” the US because US has borrowed so much money AND the trade deficit is SO huge (as an example, the largest US retailer, WalMart – maybe the world’s largest retailer) sends literally hundreds of empty cargo ships from US to China every single day and they come back to the states fully loaded – every single day). It has been difficult to root out the “Made in China” because some ingredients/materials are not required to be listed on items assembled in the US, as scarce as those items are. Diligence pays off!

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    • PETA used to have a video on youtube that showed dogs alive after being skinned. Those images will stay with me forever.

      (and no, I do not support PETA, it just happened to be one of their videos that I saw.)

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      • @Holly, I saw the PeTA video of the live skinnng too and yes I am now haunted by it. I support PeTA dont believe all you read on the internet about how “bad” they are .. OK ??

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  2. I am sick at heart hearing this awful story, I cannot imagine the pain and fear those sweet babies suffered at the hands of madmen. Something has to be done to stop this horrible practice, China must be insane to allow this. BOYCOTT EVERYTHING FROM CHINA!!!!

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  3. Agree 100% with everything you said. I’m literally crying at work right now after reading this story. I can’t begin to imagine the awful suffering and torture these poor dogs went through. The only consolation I can think of is that they are no longer suffering and hopefully playing happily in doggie heaven right now!

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    • MizzV, I agree with you….God bless their souls….I WILL NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM CHINA. NOT NOW, NOT EVER!!!

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  4. Here, many of us move mountains to try to give one lost/homeless/abandoned/abused dog a loving home.
    There, they are slaughtered and roasted with abandon, to be served along with salads and desserts to “intelligent, thinking, feeling” humans.
    What gives???

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  5. I am absolutely horrified seeing this! This is outrageous! How can this possibly be going on?? I am crying at my desk at work. It makes me sick to my stomach to see that this barbaric treatment exists! PLEASE LETS GET THIS STOPPED…..someway….somehow! Pray for these people to have a change of heart and stop this immediately!!

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