I have a really weird and silly question for you. Would you beat, torture and eat your poodle for fun at a public festival? I didn’t think so, but what about a dog that doesn’t belong to you? Well, I know that you shudder to even think about that possibility as do I. But it is actually the case in China at the Yulin Dog Eating Festival in China.
There is a sad reality about the way that dogs are treated in the Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang region of China. On June 21, 2013, another yearly tradition of a Dog Eating Festival began to the dismay of concerned and loving dog and poodle owners like ourselves.
Some animal rights organizations have claimed that tens of thousands of dogs are slaughtered each year for this so-called festival. Many dogs are electrocuted, burned and even skinned while alive.
China has no animal welfare laws such as the ones in effect in the United States and other nations.
What can people do who are opposed to this kind of animal cruelty on such a huge scale? There are a number of petitions we can sign online to help get the message to those in the Chinese government. We can let them know of that this kind of treatment of animals is unacceptable and that it is time to end this dog-torturing food culture that deems dogs like our beloved poodles and other dogs just a piece of meat that can me maimed at will just for food.
Here are links to some of the petitions being circulated on the web:
If we all sign these and get our animal loving friends and fellow poodle and dog owners to sign, we might just be a little closer to putting a stop to this barbaric practice and take a big step closer to ending this dog cruelty in China once and for all.