China’s Dog Meat Festival Faces Intense Scrutiny

China's Dog Meat Festival Faces Intense Scrutiny

Activists Try To Put a Stop To This VILE Act Going On In China

(RepublicanNews.org) – While Americans see dogs as companions, that’s not the case in other parts of the world. Canines are considered a standard food source in several Asian countries including China, North Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. China even holds the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, in which thousands of canines are killed and consumed annually. It’s now facing more brutal scrutiny than ever.

China’s annual dog-eating festival is set to begin on June 21 in Yulin, a city located in the autonomous region of Guangxi, which borders Vietnam. The once-popular festival’s attendance numbers dwindled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but was fully expected to bounce back in 2022. An advocacy group that saved a shipment of dogs last year is now hoping to use the virus to stop the event from happening.

Humane Society International is pushing authorities to shut the festival down, citing that China’s rapidly rising COVID-19 rate raises the risk of it becoming a super-spreader event. The group points out that such an outcome would be embarrassing for the country and locals in Guangxi.

HSI is also doing what it can to stop the slaughter of thousands of cats, which are also a common food source and considered a delicacy in some areas of the region. During the 10-day festival, people beat cats and dogs to death before cooking and consuming them. Some observers find the practice cruel; others have no problem participating.

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