I’m sure most of my readers would have heard of Yulin. If not here is a little wiki summary
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. The festival has been criticised by animal welfare supporters.
(Dog meat served with a dog tail garnish)
Read that wiki quote again. 10,000 to 15,000 dogs are consumed. That’s a lot of dogs.
Below is some graphic images of what happens to these pooches. I find them hard to look at and if you’re vegan, feel free to skip over them. But if you’re not vegan I want you to look at them closely. To really take in the imagery. To see the suffering and pain and desperation in the dogs faces.
(How dogs are stored and transported prior to being tortured and killed for consumption. Note the lack of space)
These dogs are no different to the pets we have at home. Or pass on the street. The ones who may nuzzle up to us at night, offer us companionship and security. Who assist the blind. Smart and cut creatures, that’s something we can all agree on.
Reduced to this.. Continue reading