You might think that there are random animals – not to mention pets – in China at this point they will be condemned. But a small global pandemic did not stop the organizers from starting a 10-day dog meat festival, despite resistance from activists and the government. South China Morning PostThis despite earlier posts that China will no longer sell dogs like cattle.
The festival, as you know, attracts “thousands of visitors” who buy “potty” dogs that are on display. Animal rights activists are diligently trying to dismiss the festival forever.
Animal Rights Activist Peter Lee said: “I really hope that Yulin changes not only for the sake of animals, but also for the health and safety of his people. Providing mass gatherings for the trade and consumption of dog meat in crowded markets and restaurants in the name of the festival poses a significant risk to public health. “
The article claims that coronavirus forced China to “reconsider its relationship with animals,” although with an event such as, well, 10 day dog meat festivalIt seems that the country has a lot to do.
As far back as April, Shenzhen banned dog consumption, and other provinces are expected to follow suit. The Department of Agriculture also decided to classify dogs as pets instead of livestock, SCMP notes. This did not last long.
Another activist, Zhang Qianqian, said: “From what we understand from our conversations with meat sellers, leaders say that dog meat consumption will not be allowed in the future.” But banning the consumption of dog meat will be difficult and will take some time. “