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Monday, 23 June 2014

Dog Meat Festival In Yulin, China



YULIN: Dog Meat Traders Humiliating Animal Rights Activist And Forcing Them To Purchase Dogs By Torturing Dogs In Front Of Them.

The 21st of June 2014, which was on Saturday, was the official date of the Yulin dog meat festival in China. The locals, however, had already started celebrating the event prior to it. Meanwhile, many animal rights activists from different parts of China have also arrived in Yulin to protest against the event, as well as attempt to save as many dogs as they can, by purchasing them from the local traders.

When everyone thought things cannot possibly get any worse with all the cruelty and pain that comes with this horrific event, the dog-eating people of Yulin decided to show the world another layer of barbarity and twisted mind.


Earlier (on the 20th of June, Friday), a local market in Yulin was packed with dog meat traders selling dogs for their meat. All the dogs were cramped in tiny cages, waiting to be picked and slaughtered. Several animal rights activists were negotiating with some traders over prices of the dogs they were selling. Their funds were running low as they had already purchased over 10 dogs from this market. Having learned the intentions of the activists, a local dog meat trader started torturing the dogs and yelled at the activists, "Are you going to buy it or not?? If not, I will strangle it to death!!" In order to stop the trader from continuously torturing the dog, the activists had no any other choices but to buy the dog from the trader for 350RMB (56USD). After receiving the money from the activists, the trader showed off his "victory" by standing on his moped, and "proudly" waving the cash at the crowd. The crowd of local people then responded with joyful cheers and laughter.


This trader's successful deal making style was almost immediately adapted by another trader of 5 dogs in the market. The other trader started beating his 5 dogs on their heads with a wooden stick. He also yelled at the activists, stating that he would kill his dogs by beating them on their heads, unless the activists would buy all of them for 2,000RMB (322USD). He also said that he would not stop beating them until he gets paid. The crowd responded to this round with even more "enthusiasm". Someone in the crowd even offered to pay the trader to kill the dogs! All 5 dogs were cramped in a tiny cage that was sitting at the back of this trader's bike. One of the dogs were already hurt badly, as lots of blood started running down his head. Again, the activists did the only thing they could to save these 5 dogs - they bought all of them for 1,600RMB (260USD). After sealing the deal, the other trader didn't forget to complete his "victory" by waving the cash at the crowd, and enjoying the applause and several thumb ups from them.


Words can no longer describe how sickening this whole thing makes us feel. We cannot even begin to imagine what it was like for the activists on scene. Please keep in mind that this is still only ONE incident happened in ONE city during ONE event. This further proves that the fight against people’s mentalities and cruel culture from the past will be a long and hard battle. It will continue to be an incredibly difficult journey for anyone who decides to take on this fight. It is a war in which our determination and resolve will be continually tested.


Your support and involvement will help us stay stronger and fight harder! Please share with with world and support our work in fighting against animal cruelty and dog meat trade in China!

Please join their campaign and help them shut down the Yulin Dog Meat Festival! -->www.tacn.org

Source: Together For Animals In China


More photos:


People from all over the world joining the campaign


An activist trying to protect this dog from being tortured by this man





Here's a video of the standoff: 



Fursian note: This makes my stomach sick. I can't even imagine being in the midst of the gruesome scene, surrounded by all this torture and pain. Greed and lust is taking over mankind, and this is another reminder of what lies ahead if we don't act. Rightfully, the influx of hundreds of animal rights activists and dog lovers to Yulin, Guangxi during the past month appeared to have an impact on the city's much-criticised dog-eating festival. I salute the brave activists who put their lives on the line to make a change. Because according to local restaurants and market operators, the consumption of dog meat at Yulin's restaurants is believed to have decreased significantly from last year. Each year about 10,000 dogs are slaughtered for the festival. However, the consumption of dog meat is a year-long plague, and I believe the battle is far from over and immensely difficult for the activists. Recently, I heard that local people in Malaysia have also indulged in this dog eating culture. I've also seen foreign workers catching cats and dogs around where I live, and confronted them some years ago. While China is still far away for us to make an impact, the least we could do is remain vigilant and prevent this ruthless culture from infiltrating into our own society.

2 comments:

  1. first time im scrolling as fast as i can while reading your post.. couldnt see all this picture. shame on them.. im pretty sure one day God will punish them terribly

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