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In the U.S., dogs and cats are considered pets and beloved companions and as such, we would never support the practice of killing and eating them. We have designated animals like cows and chickens for consumption, despite the fact that they are just as intelligent and capable of comprehending their pain, but for some reason we elevate our pets to escape the fate of being food. While all animals deserve the chance to live happy, long lives free from human use and exploitation, in some countries dogs and cats are consumed just as readily as farm animals.

The practice of eating dog meat in China has garnered international attention with the rise of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in recent years. Started in 2010, this festival is meant to ring in the summer solstice by promoting the consumption of dog meat which is thought to have “warming” and auspicious properties. Despite the fact that cultural attitudes towards eating dog are changing for the better in China and across Asia, this cruel festival has been able to persist for the past five years in Yulin.

The year’s festival gained a remarkable amount of attention – and opposition – as animal rights organizations, individuals, and celebrities like Ricky Gervais. all spoke out to encourage the Yulin government to ban the festival outright. While the festival was not abated this year, many kind people stepped in to rescue dogs from this terrible fate. Yang Xiaoyun is one of these amazing people.

Kind Woman Saves 100 Dogs From Being Eaten at Yuling Dog Meat Festival

 

Xiaoyun traveled to the Yulin meat markets with the goal of purchasing as many dogs as she could and managed to rescue 100 by paying over $1,000 to dog meat vendors. She plans to bring all of the dogs to come live with her at her home in Tianjin, over 1,200 miles from Yulin.

Kind Woman Saves 100 Dogs From Being Eaten at Yuling Dog Meat Festival

 

This kind woman’s efforts to rescue so many dogs from a tragic and untimely end is a true testament to the power of compassion. By daring to challenge practices and traditions (even if they’re only five years old…) that cause the suffering of others, we can make a real change for the benefit of animals.

A big thank you to Yang Xiaoyun and all the other people who helped to save dogs from the Yulin festival! Hopefully, one day soon this sick event will no longer exist.

All image source: AFP

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20 comments on “Kind Woman Saves 100 Dogs From Being Eaten at Yulin Dog Meat Festival”

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Veda V Lion
2 Years Ago

It needs to end like Yesterday!!! What a mess this world has become allowing such reckless behavior on Gods creations. The lord is not pleased.


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Connie Wilson
2 Years Ago

Bottom dwelling scum sucking and shit eating yellow cowardly POSs.....no wonder the Japanese kicked your ass... Cowards. Murdering the voiceless and defenseless including your own children....(videos even show a 2 year old hit not once but twice and no one did nothing....) It has been proven that dog meat does nothing....and torturing them alive doesn\'t "make the meat fresher" I pray that the rabies situation takes out more of you barbaric slugs....What makes this worse is that the majority of the dogs and cats slaughtered are stolen family pets. Lover by their fam\'s yet taken from their homes. Many still have their collars...and nothing is done about the theft/s. BOYCOTT ALL FROM CHINA! **Except Ms Yang and the others trying to save the dogs/cats. They are a rare exception**

Thank you (Ms Yang) Ms. Angel and all the Angels along with her. God has chosen another special lady and others like her. You are Mother Teresa incarnate, and the others are disciples. May he watch over you and all the others and keep all of you safe while you all protect those who are voiceless and defenseless. Most are beloved family pets taken from their homes....and then there are those who do not know what love is. Now, they have you all. You all are not alone. We all have your back and will stand with you here in the US and in your own country! Keep the faith and God Bless....

謝謝(楊女士)安琪女士和所有的天使與她一起。神揀選了另一種特殊的女士和其他人喜歡她。您是特蕾莎修女的化身,而其他的弟子。願他在看著你和所有其他人,並保持所有您的安全,而你的所有保護那些誰是清音和手無寸鐵的。大多數是心愛的家庭寵物從家中取....然後還有那些誰不知道什麼是愛。現在,他們有你的所有。你們都不會孤單。我們每個人都有你的背部,並會在這裡和你們站在一起在美國和在自己的國家!保持信心,上帝保佑....

Xièxiè (yáng nǚshì) ān qí nǚshì hé suǒyǒu de tiānshǐ yǔ tā yīqǐ. Shén jiǎnxuǎnle lìng yīzhǒng tèshū de nǚshì hé qítā rén xǐhuān tā. Nín shì tè lěi shā xiūnǚ de huàshēn, ér qítā de dìzǐ. Yuàn tā zài kànzhe nǐ hé suǒyǒu qítā rén, bìng bǎochí suǒyǒu nín de ānquán, ér nǐ de suǒyǒu bǎohù nàxiē shuí shì qīngyīn hé shǒuwúcùntiě de. Dà duōshù shì xīn\'ài de jiātíng chǒngwù cóng jiāzhōng qǔ.... Ránhòu hái yǒu nàxiē shuí bù zhīdào shénme shì ài. Xiànzài, tāmen yǒu nǐ de suǒyǒu. Nǐmen dōu bù huì gūdān. Wǒmen měi gèrén dōu yǒu nǐ de bèibù, bìng huì zài zhèlǐ hé nǐmen zhàn zài yīqǐ zài měiguó hé zài zìjǐ de guójiā! Bǎochí xìnxīn, shàngdì bǎoyòu....


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2 Years Ago


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Heidi Ames
2 Years Ago

God bless her. Hey folks...need help. I spotted these two at a very high shelter in NC and thought they were too cute to die: Their time is up tomorrow at 4PM...please pass along.
https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/32495024/


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Dianne Goode
2 Years Ago

When I think about dogs being eaten in China I feel such revulsion it is difficult to remember that we in the west do not have the monopoly on compassion or that not all Chinese people eat dogs or agree with it. This kind woman gives me hope that things are changing for the better in China.


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Buy the YULIN festival
2 Years Ago

I think the humane society people there need to take donations and buy all of the animals there...surely people can defeat these idiots that are part of this. I think it would cost probably 100k to buy ALL of the animals there...why can\'t celebrities pitch in and just buy off the damn festival...with more money than normal profits don\'t you think the vendors would step back??

If i was a multi millionaire I\'d surely donate 100k easily. celebrities would I\'m sure..if ONE woman can buy 100 animals, why can\'t everyone buy more..


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Kristalyn
27 Jun 2015

SO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Celebrities and the wealthy have so much money to spare. Not even a million you could give and all these animals could be bought. Crying with you!!!!!!!!!!!!

stop this nasty evil festival from hell
2 Years Ago


these psychopaths from this city are demons from hell and should suffer the same as they\'re doing to these innocent
beautiful creatures. Why can\'t WE donate and have people go there and buy all tehse animals?! surely we can raise
100k or more, or celebrities can help...there is something people can do besides petitions and getting angry.

I\'d travel to china, or whereever to save these animals. Yes abuse goes on everywhere but this is striking a cord in MANY
and something needs to be done. i\'d pay 3k to save 300 animals at this hideous hellfest. So sad and upset...this is
the most depressing horrendous revelation...


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Kristalyn
27 Jun 2015

Yes, yes, yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am with you. I will pitch in. Let me know. Surely, if we all go hand in hand, this devilish festival would end soon and free our beautiful animals (crying with you!). Pls. do not hesitate to contact me that we could combine our efforts to save them before another horrific slaughter to say the least, we do not know what the exact hell our animals went through with this all these generations, we could end their anguish, and sorrow.

GABRIELA VARGAS MARTÍNEZ
2 Years Ago

GRACIAS A YANG Y GENTE COMO ELLA QUE LUCHAN CONTRA ESTA TERRIBLE ATROCIDAD, QUE TIENEN EL VALOR DE ENFRENTAR A ESTA GENTE TAN ENFERMA Y COBARDE, CUYA VIDA ES SÓLO UN ESTORBO PARA CUALQUIER SOCIEDAD. DE YANG HAY MUCHO QUÉ APRENDER PARA SER MEJOR PERSONA Y ESTAR SEGURO QUE LA VIDA TIENE ESPERANZA PARA TODOS. CON GENTE COMO YANG EN EL PLANETA PODEMOS CONFIAR OTRA VEZ Y NOS MOTIVA A HACER CADA VEZ MÁS POR LA DEFENSA DE LOS ANIMALES.


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Elsje Parsons Massyn
2 Years Ago

I cannot believe some of the nasty comments that some people give. Maybe we cannot save farm animals in China or anywhere in the world right now, but at least we can start somewhere in China and that is what this woman is doing. She is saving dogs (and cats) as many as she can. Maybe next year she will start saving farm animals, but she can only do what she is able to do at the moment. Those criticizing her is doing NOTHING ..... just blaming and judging.

I think she is a hero and I am thankful that I don\'t have to live in China having to face dog-meat vendors (like she has to) and cry my eyes out because I couldn\'t save ALL the dogs & cats - only a few.


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Stephanie
23 Jun 2015

Beautifully put, thank you!

May
2 Years Ago

It will be great if there\'s a way to contribute to her cause!


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puppy love
24 Jun 2015

http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/yulin2015

puppy love
24 Jun 2015

yes http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/yulin2015



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