The Festival of Cruelty
This barbaric event happens in the city of Yulin, in China’s Guangxi province. Thousands of dogs, many of them stolen pets, are captured and transported over long distances under horrific conditions.
Once in Yulin, they’re held in crowded cages without food or water until they are killed. Often, they are beaten and their throats are slit in front of other terrified animals. Most Chinese citizens reject this practice, and we’re committed to supporting them in changing their laws.
Please sign our petition now to show Chinese officials that the international community is outraged by this carnage!
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Please end the Yulin Dog Meat festival
Dear Governor Chen Wu,
I’m writing to respectfully urge you to end the mass slaughter and consumption of dogs for the summer solstice event commonly known as the “Dog Meat Festival” to be held on June 21 in Yulin. I was shocked to learn that thousands of dogs, many of them stolen pets, are due to be slaughtered for dog meat hotpot that will be served during the event. Not only will the dogs suffer enormously during the arduous and long journey to Yulin, they will then be subjected to being beaten and ultimately slaughtered whilst fully conscious.
In addition to animal welfare concerns the mass consumption of dogs in a short period of time also threatens the health and safety of the public by potentially spreading rabies, a horrifying disease that is already an ongoing problem in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Please do the right thing and end the event for good. In doing so you will show yourself to be a leader concerned with the wellbeing of both people and animals, and will earn international commendation for your progressive action.