The annual Yulin Festival is just around the corner. Since 2009 people in Yulin celebrate a festival where they eat dog and cat meat. There is really no difference in eating a dog, or a cat, or a cow, or a pig. It is always the same: ethical wrong. Below a snippet from the official Stop Yulin Forever website:
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which happens every year on the summer solstice, is a particularly gruesome display of the dog meat trade. This “festival,” where some 10,000 dogs are slaughtered and served up as meals, is often wrongly assumed to be an ancient Chinese tradition. In fact, the festival only dates back to 2009 when it was launched in the city in China’s southwest to celebrate the summer solstice.
To make the event even more gruesome – transporting the dogs to the festival is an intrinsically brutal operation. Dogs for Yulin come from as far as central and north China’s Henan and Shandong, more than 1,000 miles away. They are crammed into wire cages unable to extend their limbs, denied food and water for days during the exhausting trip. The dogs arrive at their destination malnourished and underweight, dehydrated, often dying from injuries or from being poisoned during capture. Others are already dead. No one checks to see where these dogs come from – many are heartlessly ripped from their loving homes, or darted with poison on the streets and dragged away to the slaughterhouse. Therefore, disease is rampant due to the squalid conditions and lack of medical care.
Once they arrive at the “festival”, thousands of dogs are beaten, killed, and eventually eaten by people who believe eating dog meat on this day will bring good luck. Dogs are openly killed in crowded marketplaces, on the streets, and most shockingly next to elementary schools, imposing bloody and cruel practices on vulnerable members of the public. Such public slaughter risks creating an indifferent and morally defunct society. Beating and killing these struggling, crying dogs in full view of other terrified dogs showcases an industry that is devoid of humanity. Additionally, the criminal activity of dog theft sustains much of the dog meat industry, with often violent confrontations between angry dog owners and the thieves.
What really makes me sick, is the fact, people freak out when they see videos of that festival and say, that this is wrong, but an hour later eat a burger. I mean how dumb are omnivore people over here? They think it is worse to eat a dog than a cow? It is always the same. There is no difference between any non-human animal when you kill it and eat or use it for something else.
So what makes this festival even worse. Just the fact, that thousands of thousands of dogs were stolen, caged and beaten to death. So just to make that clear. The one and only intention behind that festival is to slaughter innocent animals and eat them. I mean: what is fucking wrong with them? Don’t they have something better to do than killing dogs and think thats okay? I have seen videos where they taped the mouth of dogs and chained their legs on their backs, so that they can’t defend themselves. And then they burned them alive.
Every single person who is doing this, is a piece of shit and should get beaten to death. And every festival attendee too. And before some people try to call me a racist, because there is only pure anger in me. No, I don’t care if they are Chinese. If the festival would be held somewhere else, I would hate them the same. I hate the people itself and not where they are coming from. It is the same with every other human being who supports any type of animal abuse or murder.
But fortunately there are quiet a few people who are trying to shutdown this festival with releasing as many dogs and cats as possible. Or buying them back from the abusers before they got murdered. But there are also a few organizations who are fighting to stop the festival. For example Duo Duo and Humane Society International are two animal rights movements who banned the sale of dog meat for any restaurant and market in Yulin this year. Unfortunately I don’t expect, that this will stop those inferior humans to kill and eat dogs. But if they are able to minimize it this year, hopefully it will get cancelled next year and for ever. Because we don’t need a festival like this. For that reason I also posted a picture last Friday on Instagram from the proclamation of International demonstrations in front of every Chinese embassy and everywhere else on the streets to make people aware of this cruelty. We need to stop this madness now. Not tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, no, now.
Next time you see someone eating a dead animal, show them a Video of Yulin and ask them what they think of that. If they say, that is incorrect or disgusting, show them, they are doing the same with just another animal right now.
I already feel that my mind is getting more and more unstable as closer we are coming to the 21. June. I know, that right now when I write this post and you read it, an uncountable amount of animals get killed on this planet, but this Festival show another evil face of humanity.
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