Protest grows against China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival

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A vendor waits for buyers beside dogs in cages at a market in Yulin city, southern China's Guangxi province, 21 June 2016.

Protest grows against China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival


More than 11 million people have signed a petition demanding the forthcoming Yulin Dog Meat Festival to be banned.

As reported by the Independent, the festival has been derided as “cruel” and “barbaric” by critics, but eating dogs is relatively common in China, where the animals are not universally viewed as pets in the same way they are in the West.

Calling for an outright ban on the festival, the petition was handed in by campaigners from Human Society International into the Yulin govern...


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