Everyone Should Protest Against China’s Dog Meat Festival
All nations have a different way of celebrating the solstice, but not many can say they have as cruel a practice as the one taking place in China.
Namely, Yulin has an annual meat festival in which around 10,000 dogs and cats are slaughtered and eaten by the people, and the dreadful festival is scheduled for June 21 and 22 this year.
The people of the web are enraged and protesting against the event in every way imaginable. A petition to ban the festival has already been signed by over 200,000 people, and the hashtag #stopyulin2015 can be seen all over social media. Celebrities are using their popularity to inform the public about this horrible ‘tradition’, and to plead for mercy for the poor animals.
The Chinese government is not willing to let foreigners influence what happens in their country, which is not surprising, all things considered. The protesters have received a response from the Chinese netizens who claim this is an important part of their tradition. We are absolutely certain no tradition can justify torture and death for amusement.
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— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 7, 2015
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