Published On: Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015

Thousands of dogs and cats slaughtered at China festival

Sellers kept the dogs dozens to a cage before electrocuting and skinned them alive, before serving them with lychee

Dogs Chine Fastival Yulin
Thousands of cats and dogs have been slaughtered at the Yulin Festival despite government promises to end the practice which has been condemned internationally on grounds of animal cruelty.
Hundreds of traders gathered in China’s southern Guangxi province on Sunday for the annual feast where dogs are served with lychees to mark the summer solstice.

Local authorities failed to honour pledges to ban the festival following an online petition signed by half a million people.

Hundreds of thousands of tweets have been posted using the hashtag #StopYulin2015. … Continue reading 

 

The Telegraph, By Charlotte Middlehurst, Shanghai

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