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Sadly, 2022 marks one other yr that the Yulin Canine Meat Pageant continues. Yearly, efforts are made to finish canine meat consumption, however this occasion hasn’t been stopped fully. But, that gained’t stop animal advocates from combating again.
Not solely is the “pageant” merciless to the animals killed, however it’s additionally linked to many unlawful practices. China doesn’t have a nationwide ban on the consumption of canine meat but, however the best way these canines are obtained and slaughtered isn’t authorized or humane.
One other 12 months of Horrific Practices
The present Yulin Canine Meat Pageant started on June twenty first, 2022. 2009 marked the primary yr of this occasion, and it has no cultural significance in China. The vast majority of the nation doesn’t devour canine meat, however a small group of individuals continues to indicate up for this foul custom.
In 2020, China’s Ministry of Agriculture launched a press release saying that canines and cats are thought of companions and never livestock. Thus, no canine slaughterhouses can exist within the nation. So, the 1000’s of canines set to be slaughtered this yr are coming from meat farms in different international locations. A lot of them are additionally stolen pets.
“The vast majority of canines caught up within the commerce are household or ‘owned’ pets and strays snatched from the streets. Canine thieves use quite a lot of strategies, together with poison, dragging canines from again yards, and drive-by grabbing of animals, to promote to merchants and restaurant homeowners. As soon as they’ve accrued sufficient, the canines and cats are crammed in small cages of their lots of unable to maneuver, and piled on the again of vehicles,” mentioned Peter Li from the Humane Society Worldwide.
Canine crossing the China border should have particular person well being certificates, however after all, these stolen and abused canines by no means do. So, folks break the regulation to sneak the canines into the nation for this disgusting occasion. Most of the canines are killed within the cruelest methods potential for comfort. It’s time to place an finish to this pointless struggling.
386 Canine Rescued, Lots of Nonetheless At Threat
Police intercepted a automobile stuffed with canines shortly earlier than the Yulin Meat Pageant was scheduled. They discovered 386 canines shoved into wire cages with no well being certificates. The canines had been suspected to have infectious ailments, in order that they wanted to be quarantined after being faraway from the truck.
“It was horrifying to see so many canines in such an appalling state, it was like a truck from hell for these poor animals. The canine meat slaughter brings disgrace on our nation and so we are going to maintain combating till we see an finish to this struggling,” mentioned animal activist Lin Xiong, who watched the truck get pulled over.
All of the canines at the moment are at Beijing’s Capital Animal Welfare Affiliation. They may get a second likelihood at life, however sadly, lots of of different canines made it to the Yulin “pageant” to satisfy their demise. Animal welfare volunteers gained’t relaxation till the canine meat commerce ceases to exist.
To battle the canine meat commerce and help the canines that had been saved, you possibly can donate to the Humane Society Worldwide. With sufficient help, canine lovers will at some point put an finish to this heartless occasion.
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