Monday, June 21, 2021

Truckload of dogs saved from China's 'dog meat' festival

 More than 60 dogs on their way to slaughter housese for dog meat festival in China have been intercepted and saved by activists.According to the Humane Society, 68 dogs were packed in a truck without food or water, headed to a slaughterhouse in Yulin, China, as the controversial Yulin summer solstice  Festival begin for 2021.

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Most people in China do not eat dogs and the Humane Society cited a 2017 survey which indicated more than 70 per cent of people living in Yulin do not eat dog meat.

The truth is that most Chinese people, including those in Yulin, don’t eat dogs," Dr Peter Li, China policy specialist for Humane Society International said.

"The suffering of these animals in Yulin is of course a tragedy, but we need to be calling for an end to this brutal trade every day across China, not just a few days in June in one city."

Every year ahead of the festival activists raid slaughter houses and intercept trucks to save the dogs.

The Human Society said in addition to being deprived of food and water, the rescued dogs were found crammed tightly into rusty wire cages, hardly able to move, suffocating, panting and traumatised.

Many of the rescued dogs had poor physical health and infected eyes.

Some of the dogs exhibited behaviours which indicated to activists they were stolen pets.

Guangxi activist Liang Jia, said it was "frustrating" watching the trucks of dogs arrive in Yulin. Authorities were meant to be stopping them and confiscating the dogs.

The activists then decided to intervene.

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