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Yulin Dog Meat Festival 2020: Are We Closer To Banning Dog Meat Consumption?

As June progresses, the date of the controversial Yulin Dog Meat Festival looms. The festival, which involves consuming dog meat and lychees, will begin on June 21st. Activists, celebrities, and dog-lovers worldwide have condemned the festival that results in the cruel slaughter of thousands of dogs each year. Still, it continues. In the 10 years since the festival began, too many dogs have died and been subjected to horrible conditions. But thankfully, there are a lot of people out there trying … Read more

Ending the Dog Meat Trade in China Could be a COVID-19 Silver Lining

Some experts believe that novel coronavirus originated in a wet market in China. Dog meat intended for human consumption is sold in such markets. In light of the pandemic, China’s Ministry of Agriculture has taken a big step toward ending the dog meat trade. Instead of being classified as livestock, dogs are being reclassified as “specialized” to become companion animals, not dinner. Dogs Are Not Livestock, They Are Pets According to the New York Post, livestock animals are bred for the … Read more

Dog Meat Festival Set To Continue Despite Ban

Despite a recent ban on restaurants, street vendors, and market traders from selling dog meat at the yearly Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in southern China, the event appears poised to continue on unimpeded. A highly popular restaurant, Yulin No.1 Crispy Dog Meat Restaurant, is said to be operating business as usual since the ban was reported. The ban, set to prohibit the sale of dog meat in central Yulin from June 15-23, the height of the festival, is supposed … Read more

Dog Meat Sales BANNED Just Before Yulin Festival In China

The efforts of millions of animal advocates is finally starting to pay off after years of exposing and opposing the horrors of the dog meat trade in some Asian countries. In particular, the annual Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China — in which 10,000-15,000 dogs are tortured and slaughtered over 10 days — has come under heat. But the Duo Duo Project, which is dedicated to ending the dog meat trade in China, has just announced some news that’s about to change everything. According to an … Read more

14 Dogs Rescued From The Korean Meat Trade Will Start New Lives In The US

On Sunday evening 14 travel-weary dogs from South Korea arrived At Dulles International Airport. They were rescued from deplorable conditions and certain death at an illegal dog meat farm in Jeonju. Their 2-day journey to freedom – and the new lives that come next – were made possible by the combined efforts of Humane Society International and the Richmond SPCA.   Korean officials were tipped off by neighbors about the illegal dog meat operation and it has since been shut down. … Read more

This Amazing Man Has Sacrificed Everything To Save 1,000 Dogs From The Yulin Dog Meat Festival

About 1,000 dogs have been saved from being brutally slaughtered at this year’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival, and they have Marc Ching to thank. Founder of the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation, the organization has been posting frequent Facebook updates as this group continues to put their lives and hearts on the line for one purpose: to save as many dogs as they can from being tortured to death for the entertainment of “festival” attendees. Ching even shared this live video … Read more

Grateful Dog Rescued From The Meat Trade Reaches Down And Shakes The Hand of His Rescuer

A powerful image came out from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China, showing a volunteer shaking the hand of a rescued dog. A truck filled with dogs en route to Yulin Festival was intercepted by volunteers from animal rescue groups in China who were working with China Animal Protection Power and Humane Society International. Some traditions that are harmful towards animals are now coming under scrutiny and we see a greater effort now to reverse the tragedy. The volunteers … Read more