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Yulin dog festival this weekend - thousands to the slaughter

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:49 am
by Anchor Moy
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Dog and cat meat traders at Yulin festival in China have said that business is booming, despite calls for it to close amid animal cruelty accusations.

It is expected that thousands of cats and dogs will be slaughtered this weekend to mark the summer solstice on Sunday in Yulin, washed down with lycee wine.

Government officials have ostensibly “banned” the controversial annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival after it attracted protesters and criticism from around the world.
However, the slaughter of cats and dogs for meat is not outlawed in China, and the local government in Yulin says it cannot stop legitimate businesses preparing meat in the run-up to this year’s solstice on 21 June.

Indeed, it has been reported that business is only getting better for the dog and cat meat traders as the controversy continues.
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Re: Yulin dog festival this weekend - thousands to the slaug

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:42 am
by vladimir
See the fuck China thread

Re: Yulin dog festival this weekend - thousands to the slaug

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:01 pm
by Anchor Moy
vladimir wrote:See the fuck China thread
I have, but this was posted beforehand.
Rest of the World is a bit of a backwater. :mrgreen:

Re: Yulin dog festival this weekend - thousands to the slaug

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:50 pm
by vladimir
The only puppies I'd like to eat belong to hot chicks.

Re: Yulin dog festival this weekend - thousands to the slaughter

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:55 pm
by CEOCambodiaNews
As the annual festival gets underway again this year, Chinese media are accusing westerners and opponents of the festival of "cultural extremism".
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Yulin dog meat festival draws crowds despite controversy

BEIJING - Crowds flocked to China's most notorious dog meat festival to buy butchered canines as it opened Tuesday, activists on the scene said, as the annual slaughter proceeded despite international outrage.

More than 10,000 dogs are killed at the event in conditions activists describe as brutal, with dogs beaten and boiled alive in the belief that the more terrified they are, the tastier the meat.

"It’s very crowded in the Dongkou dog meat market," Peter Li, China specialist for the Humane Society International (HSI) told AFP.

The local government has dispatched extra plainclothes police to monitor outside groups and prevent scuffles between butchers and animal lovers, Li said, adding that a dog meat trader brandished a knife at journalists on the eve of the festival.

“There are plainclothes police everywhere," he said. "They watch outsiders, from outside the city and the country."

The summer solstice event proceeded despite a 11 million signature petition sent by HSI to President Xi Jinping demanding an end to the festival and video appeals from celebrities such as Matt Damon and Rooney Mara.

State-run Chinese media have defended the festival, with an editorial in the Global Times newspaper criticising foreign activism as a kind of “cultural extremism”.

“Now Westerners are demanding non-Westerners change their eating habits, because they think their cultures and feelings deserve more respect than others,” it said last week.

“Some Western media and animal rights protection groups have hyped up the festival to be a blot on China's national image. This is no more than a kind of cultural extremism.”..
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Re: Yulin dog festival this weekend - thousands to the slaughter

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:22 pm
by Kuroneko
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Re: Yulin dog festival this weekend - thousands to the slaughter

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:19 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
Yulin festival: Doubts over 'dog meat ban'
18 May 2017
According to US campaigners, the Yulin dog-eating festival in China, notorious for its animal cruelty, will this year be banned from selling dog meat.
Yet doubts remain over what has been said, and some vendors told the BBC they had heard nothing about a ban.

Eating dogs is not illegal in China but the annual festival in Guangxi draws widespread domestic and international opposition each June.

The dogs, often stolen pets or working dogs, are brutally killed, critics say.
It is estimated that in Yulin's heyday a few years back, some 10,000 dogs and cats were killed and eaten during the 10-day Lychee and Dog Meat Festival - some still with their pet collars on.

Several animal rights activist groups are saying that vendors and restaurants have been told no dog meat will be allowed to be sold during this year's festival nor in the days running up to it.
Peter Li, China policy specialist at HSI, told the BBC the authorities had already tried to discourage the practice, but that this year, they would be fining those found violating the ban.

But reports of a ban seem to have come as a surprise to people in Yulin.
"Banning the sales of dog meat? I've not heard of it," the owner of a popular dog meat restaurant in the city told the BBC.

BBC staff in Beijing say the latest reports have not appeared in Chinese media - even though it would be very good international PR for the city - and point out that the dog festival is a huge revenue-earner for Yulin, so banning it entirely would be devastating for the economy.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39958179

Re: Yulin dog festival this weekend - thousands to the slaughter

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:41 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
Meanwhile in Thailand...
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‘Dog Jelly’ Horrifies Netizens, But Vendor Says Sales Swift
May 17, 2017
BANGKOK — A Thai sweets vendor’s creativity left the social media appalled when she shared her latest creation online Tuesday.

Photos of coconut milk jelly, or woon, in the shape of a dog sold by Wilaiwan Thai Sweets went viral yesterday, drawing overwhelming expressions of disgust from netizens who complained they looked a little too close to humans’ best friends – though the shop owner said business has never been better.
-Khaosodenglish

Re: Yulin dog festival this weekend - thousands to the slaughter

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 1:15 pm
by SinnSisamouth
the annual media frenzy starts soon with "journalists" "exposing" cruelty (cue picture of girl crying next to "her" cooked puppy) to animals with "international" (media) and "domestic" (western ngos) calling for it to be banned.

blah blah blah