Express your love and respect for our lovable man’s best friend by signing this petition >
Little background about the so called festival:
The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, commonly referred to as Yulin Dog Meat Festival, is an annual celebration held in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice in which festival goers eat dog meat and lychees. The festival spans about ten days during which it is estimated that 10,000–15,000 dogs are consumed.
They did this because many believe that dog meat would help ward off the heat felt through the summer months.
The local residents and festival organizers claim that the dogs are killed humanely and that “eating dog is no different from eating pork or beef”. Animal rights activists and campaigners, however, claim that the animals are “treated abominably”, based on photographs of the event.
I decided to go and support this petition because I believe that those lovable creatures also has a voice that needs to be heard by many.
I believe that they also have the right to be treated with respect, care and love. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival just shows a lot of animal cruelty, not just by killing thousands of dogs but by killing those dogs just to be eaten by humans.
Putting a stop to this heinous festival is a must and by doing so then we can save lots of innocent dogs from getting killed and eaten just because some people believe that dog meat would help ward off the heat felt through the summer months.
I would like to end this post by quoting a statement from Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project
“We appeal to you to act in the interest of public health, food safety, animal welfare, and the image of Guangxi and China. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is a business operation that undermines the national and public interest. The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region government is at a historical juncture. The Dog Meat Festival must end.”