Keeping an eye on Communist, Totalitarian China, and its influence both globally, and we as Canadians. I have come to the opinion that we are rarely privy to truth regarding the real goal, the agenda of Red China, and it's implications for Canada [and North America as a whole]. No more can we rely on our media as more and more information on China is actively being swept under the carpet - not for consumption.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
China’s Dog Meat Festival Sparks Campaign of Outrage-2015
Dog meat on sale at a market in Yulin, in southern China's Guangxi Province, on June 17, 2015.
China’s Dog Meat Festival Sparks Campaign of Outrage
June 19, 2015
A southern Chinese festival where thousands of cats and dogs, many of them pets stolen from their rightful owners, are butchered as delicacies, has met with an explosion of on- and offline anger, other countries and even some Chinese alike.
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival was supposed to have been shut down years ago. Now, the local authorities in Guangxi Province deny its existence, though animal protection activists and the owners of kidnapped pets would beg to differ.
According to China Daily, the Chinese regime’s English-language mouthpiece, activists estimate over 10,000 dogs are killed for the festival yearly. Graphic photographs posted to Chinese social media show scores of cats and dogs in various stages of abuse or processing.
An increasing number of Chinese are speaking out and taking action against the centuries-old practice of eating dog and cat meat.
Yang Xiaoyun, a 65-year-old woman from the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, saved up thousands of yuan to come to Guangxi and purchase as many living animals as she could to prevent their slaughter, the state-run People’s Daily Online reported.Outrage on social media over the Yulin festival has gone viral both in China and abroad.
Hundreds of thousands of of Chinese netizens have been vocal in opposing dog-eating festivals. In recent decades, pet ownership has been on the rise among China’s middle-class, leading people, especially China’s young, to see them more as companions and less as meals.
Please don’t eat us. We’re your friends.
— DOG ON CHINESE POSTER
On an anti-Yulin festival poster circulating on Chinese social media, a dog sheds a red tear, saying, “Please don’t eat us. We’re your friends.”
Many of the animals prepared for slaughter are kidnapped in other provinces before they are brought to Guangxi for the festival.
When villagers in Hunan caught two thieves killing and stealing their pet dogs on June 4, they chained them to posts and beat them for nine hours, according to People’s Daily. When police arrived at the scene, the mob demanded compensation from the government; when this was refused, they turned on the police and damaged their patrol car. Only later in the day did backup come and the thieves were taken into custody.
According to the Humane Society International, local authorities in Yunlin warned restaurant owners of likely protests during the festival, due to take place on June 21. It is being held a week ahead of the normal schedule, apparently an attempt to lessen the controversy, the state-run Xinhua reported.