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There’s no doubt about it – animals and humans are different. We speak different languages, have our own ways of living, and definitely don’t look the same. But there is one vital thing we have in common: a desire to live. When confronted with danger we run, when we are trapped we want to escape, and most importantly, we do everything in our power to survive. In today’s society, this simple idea often gets blurred. Certain animals, like pigs, chickens, and cows are seen as nothing but products, a life simply ours for the taking. In Yulin, China, this is how dogs are viewed.

Every year, thousands of Chinese citizens gather for the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, a celebration where attendees eat dog meat and lychees to mark the summer solstice. The ten-day-long festival results in the death of up to 15,000 dogs.

Since dogs have a special place in people’s hearts, the festival has been met with heavy opposition from animal welfare activists and citizens around the world.  Many Chinese pet owners and animal activists have spoken up against the horrific event. And while organizations, like Humane Society International, have been able to save hundreds of dogs from this terrible fate, the countdown to the Yulin festival still continues.

Luckily, as more photos surface of the dogs who will die as a result of this festival, increasingly more people are becoming enraged at the situation.

You can just see the pain and fear in their eyes…

Yulin dog

 

Since dogs are considered companion animals in the U.S., seeing them suffer in this way strikes a chord with many. Especially since some of the dogs that have been rescued from the meat trade were found to have microchips in them, sometimes even collars! We can’t even imagine the pain that some must feel from not only getting their dog stolen but knowing the horrible fate that they will endure.

Together, as a society, we can put an end to this madness. We cannot sit idly and let these things sort themselves out on their own. And every day that we remain silent, is another day we have decided that these animals are not worth the fight. If you want to join the movement to end the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, please sign Humane Society International‘s petition and maybe even consider donating to the cause. After all, in our heart of hearts we know that dogs and humans are not so different at all.

Image Source: Humane Society International/Facebook 

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33 comments on “One Look From This Pup Will Inspire You to Act and Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival”

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Mandy Naz Hafid
1 Years Ago

Baqurbant bm:(❤️


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Molly Nemec
1 Years Ago

10,000 dogs are intentionally tortured and slaughtered at Yulin dogmeat festival, but 30 million are tortured and slaughtered every year in South Korea, China and Southeast Asia! They torture because they believe it makes the meat more tender and the men who consume dog meat more sexually virile. Its based in ignorance and superstition. Its not because of poverty or starving children, as most dog meat comsumers are men over age 50 and American and European tourists - who probably don't know about that the dogs were blow torched alive, skinned alive or boiled alive in large vats. . Please join thw pages: Stop the Dog and Cat Consumption in S. Korea, No to Dog Meat, Free Korean Dogs and The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation. Thank you for joining in the fight against the dog meat trade!!! The dogs need your voices! ♥


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Greg Mount
29 Jul 2016

Thank you, Molly, for bringing attention to this issue. For those who wish to learn more about the efforts currently underway to end the dog meat trade in Korea, you can visit www.freekoreandogs.org for more information. Our founder is currently on the ground in Korea. Last weekend we staged a multi-city protest against the dog meat trade, which had the largest ever turnout in Korea. This past week we closed a dog meat farm in Jeonju and rescued 32 dogs. The movement for compassion over cruelty is happening now!

Françoise Le Faou
1 Years Ago

Revolting and not necessary when do much food is dumped in the world. We haven't any knowledge about animals intelligence and sensitivity. How can we act in such a way. Down with meat traders


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Renee Lapin
25 May 2016

Not to mention their kindness and loyalty to us "humans"...

Françoise Le Faou
1 Years Ago

Revolting and not necessary when do much food is dumped in the world. We haven't any knowledge about animals intelligence and sensitivity. How can we act in such a way. Down with meat traders


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Rose Anne Mitchell
1 Years Ago

And what about the monkeys, snakes, pangolins, chickens etc etc etc. They must surely deserve the same compassion


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Rose Anne Mitchell
1 Years Ago

And what about the monkeys, snakes, pangolins, chickens etc etc etc. They must surely deserve the same compassion


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Brenda Bergeron Lee
1 Years Ago

Humane Society International does help get so many of the dogs out of there - I applaud them for their efforts.


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Joy Juaneza
1 Years Ago

Please don't forget cows, pigs, and chickens. They need our compassion and help too.


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Dwayne Robbie
1 Years Ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxyrLUdcss


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Kathy McWilliams-Lloyd
1 Years Ago

OMG - please if this can't be stopped send the POX on the people and make them so sick - they need to be sent a strong message.


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