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22 06, 2016

Yulin Dog Meat Festival Underway

By |2016-11-30T00:50:45+00:00June 22, 2016|Categories: , , |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Despite opposition and protests, the yearly Dog Meat festival opened on Tuesday this week. The residents of Yulin, however, kept the festival “low-key” in response to increased government restrictions. The yearly festival features the consumption of dog meat and each year, thousands of animals are killed. A petition with 11 million signatures was presented to [...]

12 06, 2016

Gearing Up for Controversy- Annual Yulin Festival Begins Next Week

By |2016-11-30T01:36:22+00:00June 12, 2016|Categories: , , |Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A ten day summer solstice celebration begins next week in Yulin, Guangxi, China. Commonly referred to as the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, the annual celebration is marked by the consumption of lychee fruits and dog meat. An estimated 15,000 dogs are consumed over the ten day period, and festival activities include parading caged dogs through [...]