Animals Asia Foundation is one of those groups leading the global outcry to end the Yulin Festival. It encourages everyone to sign the petition and share it to save the lives of more dogs.
Thanks to a global outcry, the annual event is getting smaller each year, from 10,000 dogs slaughtered a few years ago to around 1,000 dogs last year. But even one dog is too many.
Animals Asia Foundation said these are five ways everyone can help bring this ghastly festival to an end:
1. STOP THE DOG THIEVES
We know that most dogs consumed by the dog meat industry are stolen pets. While such thefts are criminal, a lack of resources means most go unpunished. But with enough pressure, a clamp-down on the dog trade could become a priority for law enforcement.
2. TARGET THE TRADERS’ LACK OF PAPERWORK
The dog meat trade is riddled with criminality. Dogs are snatched, no vet care is provided, hygiene is non-existent – and most traders fail to provide the required paperwork. If the authorities can’t shut down the festival – because they can’t stop people gathering and eating – they can make it very difficult for traders to move, slaughter and serve up dogs.
3. ENCOURAGE CHINA’S INCREASING DISTASTE FOR DOG MEAT EATING
Recently nearly 9 million Chinese people voted online for a proposed law to make dog and cat meat consumption illegal. China is losing its taste for dog meat and increasingly fewer people want to be part of an event like the Yulin dog meat festival.
4. FURTHER THE FIGHT ON ALL FRONTS
The Yulin festival is just the tip of the iceberg – but with your help we can end the dog meat industry throughout China. Our research reports have shown the authorities the illegality and health risks of this cruel industry. We’ve also shared this information with animal loving groups across China. This helps them to challenge the traffickers. And by doing all of the above we can...
5. MAKE DOG MEAT EATING ILLEGAL IN CHINA AND EVERYWHERE ELSE. Ultimately we want to end ALL dog meat consumption. Together we can make this happen. No more dog meat eating. No more 10 million dogs slaughtered each year in China, and any future Yulin festival would be dog meat free.