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Shall we stop killing dogs?

Popularity 4Viewed 4732 times 2016-6-20 16:55 |Personal category:social concern|System category:News| killing, dogs

Every year on June 21st killing dogs in Yulin Guangxi becomes a festival. It has been lasting for 6 years. For many people in the world, it is incredible, for dogs are human’s good friends. It is said that 10 thousand of dogs will be killed in this day. Supporters think that it will help develop the local economy and tourism.

      Indeed, many people in Yulin are also against it. According to a survey, 60% of the local people don’t think it a good thing. However, it still continues its routine. Tomorrow thousands of dogs will be killed in Yulin. What do you think about it?

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Reply Report voice_cd 2016-6-21 15:52
Thanks for sharing your story here, we have highlighted it.
Reply Report samlam 2016-6-21 16:02
voice_cd: Thanks for sharing your story here, we have highlighted it.
Thank you very much.
Reply Report BlondeAmber 2016-6-22 00:38
The most worrying things about this 'festival' are the following things:
1) pet dogs stolen
2) the use of diseased strays
3) forged documents from 'breeders' so the dogs are passed as being from 'farms'
4) the way the animals are caged
5) the way the animals are killed

Pet dogs should be vaccinated and therefore would be unfit for human consumption.
Pet dogs that are not vaccinated are a public health hazard and therefore would be unfit for human consumption.
Stray dogs will most likely be diseased and unfit for human consumption.
Even farmed dogs would be unlikely be fit for human consumption due to the level of antibiotics being pumped into them.

There is nothing redeeming about this 'festival' as eating dogs has as much 'medicinal' value as eating tiger penis or using rhino horn.
Reply Report guml 2016-6-22 13:25
in opinion, killing dogs is a important festival in yulin of guanxi provice and develop the GDP of the local government.So that Gov don't ban this issue.
Reply Report seanboyce88 2016-6-23 00:56
guml: in opinion, killing dogs is a important festival in yulin of guanxi provice and develop the GDP of the local government.So that Gov don't ban this iss ...
Because money is more important than humanity, right?
Reply Report samlam 2016-6-23 08:56
guml: in opinion, killing dogs is a important festival in yulin of guanxi provice and develop the GDP of the local government.So that Gov don't ban this iss ...
If more people are against it, it will not last long.
Reply Report samlam 2016-6-23 09:01
BlondeAmber: The most worrying things about this 'festival' are the following things:
1) pet dogs stolen
2) the use of diseased strays
3) forged documents from 'br ...
Thank you very much for your good comment.
Reply Report guml 2016-6-23 09:16
YES
Reply Report seanboyce88 2016-6-23 23:27
guml: YES
no...it is not.

And the thing about the dog festival is not just the eating of dog meat, its the belief that torturing the dogs makes the meat taste better. There are videos of these dogs being burned and boiled ALIVE. I find it disgusting and inhumane that anyone can agree with a festival such as this with such backwards beliefs.

I can understand people wanting to eat dog meat. I eat meat and who am I to say which animal you can and cannot eat. However, it is the conditions and the way in which it is done that are absolutely disgusting and are an absolute disgrace to China.

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