Outcry over Yulin’s Dog Meat Festival

The Yulin’s dog meat festival taking place despite protests from animal rights group to stop the slaughter of dogs for the purpose of meat. The tradition of eating dog meat can be traced back to 500 years in countries like China and South Korea.

Thousands of dogs are killed cruelly for their meat every year to celebrate the summer solstice.

Around 3.8 million people across the globe have signed the petition to stop this festival. Many expressed their outrage against this festival on social media and tweeted with the #stopyulin.

Following the petition and outcry from various animal rights groups, the government has agreed to stop the festival. But on ground the scenario seem to be different,  law enforcers were seen guarding the streets where the trade takes place. Dog meat can also be seen on display in various restaurants in Yulin.

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