Help end the Yulin dog meat festival

In Yulin, China, an annual “festival” takes place every June that sees dogs and cats – many of them stolen pets – brutally killed for human consumption. These animals suffer enormously. They are packed tightly together in tiny cages and transported for days without food or water to slaughterhouses and markets, before being cruelly killed in front of each other. In 2017, Yulin authorities attempted to ban the sale of dog meat, but it was overturned before the festival began.

Since it began in 2010, the Yulin festival has reduced in size and Yulin authorities are under increasing pressure from both Chinese and international protest. We must continue to call for the end of the brutality. 

Join HSI and our Chinese animal group partners, VShine and Capital Animal Welfare Association, in urging the Yulin authorities to implement and enforce a ban in 2019 by:

  • initiating road blocks before the festival starts to prevent illegal dog trucks from entering Yulin;
  • alerting dog traders that their trucks will be refused entry to Yulin with heavy fines;
  • working with Chinese and international animal welfare experts to provide temporary shelters to accommodate and care for confiscated animals until they can be transported out and adopted.

Lu Xinshe, Communist Party Secretary of Guangxi, please end the Yulin dog meat festival

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