Weʼre raising £1,000 to help raise funds to protect and save dogs from being cruelly abused at the Chinese Yulin Festival
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The Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which happens every year on the summer solstice, is a particularly gruesome display of the dog meat trade.
To make the event even more gruesome - transporting the dogs to the festival is an intrinsically brutal operation. Dogs for Yulin come from as far as central and north China's Henan and Shandong, more than 1,000 miles away. They are crammed into wire cages unable to extend their limbs, denied food and water for days during the exhausting trip. The dogs arrive at their destination malnourished and underweight, dehydrated, often dying from injuries or from being poisoned during capture. Others are already dead. No one checks to see where these dogs come from – many are heartlessly ripped from their loving homes, or darted with poison on the streets and dragged away to the slaughterhouse. Therefore, disease is rampant due to the squalid conditions and lack of medical care.
Once they arrive at the “festival”, thousands of dogs are beaten, killed, and eventually eaten by people who believe eating dog meat on this day will bring good luck. Dogs are openly killed in crowded marketplaces, on the streets, and most shockingly next to elementary schools, imposing bloody and cruel practices on vulnerable members of the public. Such public slaughter risks creating an indifferent and morally defunct society. Beating and killing these struggling, crying dogs in full view of other terrified dogs showcases an industry that is devoid of humanity. Additionally, the criminal activity of dog theft sustains much of the dog meat industry, with often violent confrontations between angry dog owners and the thieves.
Myself and friends are taking part in a 5km walk with our dogs on Sunday 12th August to raise awareness and hopefully funds that can be donated to The Vanderpump Dog Foundation. The best part?! We’ll be doing so in our underwear!!!
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Sep 2, 2018
Good luck crazy girl. Lots of love xx
Denise & Kevin Stark
Aug 31, 2018
The Yulin Dog Festival is barbaric, heres to raising funds to stop this disgusting tradition in China! Well done for your efforts so far Emma xxx
Aug 31, 2018
Never a better cause than to try and stop this disgusting “festival” ... makes my blood boil! Go on girl!! Xxx
Aug 31, 2018
Good luck, hope the sun shines for you! X
Sandra and Mark Bray
Aug 30, 2018
Well done from Tilly and Walnut xxx
Aug 28, 2018
Aug 25, 2018
Hope it's not cold!! Go girl.xx
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