Many consider eating meat, including dog meat, an offense.
In a dramatic change of course, the infamous annual dog meat festival in Yulin, China, has reportedly been banned from selling dog meat.
Even though selling dog and cat meat is legal in the country, residents met the news with a mix of surprise and revulsion. Rank-and-file Chinese view dogs and cats as companions and not food, with surveys reinforcing that just a small percentage of people in the country eat dog and cat meat.
The brothers are watching television. Cat turns on the TV with a channel called "The Meat Chanel" showing. It shows Randolph in a cowboy outfit showing what meat comes from. From a projector, it shows farm animals walking into a house called "Smileys House of Laughter", where they are processed into meat in boxes and are taken to a truck. The truck leaves with rain starting to a appear and the sign of the place has its "S" swing, displaying it "mileys House of Slaughter". Dog becomes horrified learning the fact that meat comes from animals. Cat tells him that he learns something everyday and they go to bed.
Residents said dog meat was just part of their tradition.
Cooked properly, meat can be a healthy part of a dog's diet.
An infamous Chinese festival that slaughters thousands of dogs per year has failed to implement a hoped-for ban on dog meat sales, outraging animal-welfare advocates.In May, the animal-welfare groups Humane Society International and Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project first reported that government officials in Yulin were considering a ban on selling dog meat at the city’s Lychee and Dog Meat Festival.“It seems likely there will not be an overt ban on dog meat sales in the city of Yulin during this year’s summer solstice,” said Irene Feng, the cat and dog animal welfare director for Animals Asia, in a statement. “However, we do believe that the government has had enough and wants to end the global association of Yulin city with the minority practice of eating dog meat.”Though dogs have been eaten in parts of East Asia for centuries, the ten-day Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in southern China is relatively new. Founded in 2010, the festival has sparked global controversy throughout its short history. Chinese and international animal advocates have condemned the event for slaughtering thousands of dogs each year, many of them stolen pets or strays.