“Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come when inhumanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come.”
Please help to stop the Yulin dog eating festival from taking place this year. This is a barbaric and cruel event which doesn’t warrant the description of a festival. It takes place on June 21st to celebrate the summer solstice but is in reality an excuse for sickening cruelty to helpless animals that has no place in any modern society and should be consigned to history along with all the other inhumane atrocities perpetrated against both human and non human animals down through the ages.
Warning very disturbing images, just so heartbreaking.
Yulin, hell on earth for cats & dogs! #StopYuLin2015
According to this video 4,000 cats are also tortured and murdered in this festival of horror.
Please help stop this hideous festival by signing the following petition and taking the actions further down.
Petition: End Yulin Dog Eating Festival
“Killing innocent dogs to eat them — and torturing them only so they have more flavor — needs to stop!!!
We at “RAISE UR PAW” are asking for you to raise the voices and paws of the world to help ban the YULIN DOG MEAT EATING FESTIVAL, which is going to occur on June 21, 2015. Countless canine lives will be sacrificed in order to fulfill a barbaric tradition that has been permitted to occur for many years – and it is now time this horror is finally put to an end.”
Please read more and sign the petition
Please continue reading more information from care2
“Over 10,000 dogs — many just puppies — were killed at last year’s summer solstice festival in Yulin, China. And it’s going to happen all over again this June, unless people like you speak out to stop the horrific event.
One of the most terrifying things about the festival is that it leads to many abductions of household pets by kidnappers looking to make a quick buck as the festival begins. CNN reports that local animal lovers often try to buy the dogs before the butchers can, but the dog sellers often refuse to sell to the activists.
The good news is that the Chinese government really is feeling the pressure. According to the Guardian newspaper, the country has started regulating the dog meat trade, and sales dropped by a third from 2013 to 2014. You have their attention on this issue, so another international outcry could very well save thousands of dogs!
More petitions and other actions you can take
Please take as many of the actions below as you can, lets help to make this hideously cruel festival a thing of the past.
https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-people-s-republic-of-china-stop-the-yulin-dog-meat-eating-festival – though this has the same information as the care 2 petition it is a different petition and worth signing.
Write to the Chinese embassador of your country and politely express your objections and ask for the festival to be stopped. Please don’t write abusive letters or e-mail such is unlikely to be read and may cause more harm than good.
Here are addresses of Chinese Embassies abroad
Please Shut Down the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in GuangXi China:
More information and ideas for action:
HELP CAMPAIGNERS STOP YULIN DOG EATING FESTIVAL 2015:
Lets not forget that the killing of any animal for meat even if not in such an horrific way is reprehensible, cruel and unnecessary and has to stop. A sheep, a cow or a pig wants to live as much as your cat or dog. All are mammals, all are sentient creatures, all feel pain and suffer as a result of the meat trade, all animals fear death and wish to survive it is one of our most powerful instincts which all animals share.
The Yulin festival has nothing to do with the celebration of the summer solstice it is not even an ancient tradition
Rather like the Gadhimai festival the Yuling celebration is incongruous with a modern progressive ethical society and has nothing to do with culture, tradition or religion and only began in the 1990s.
What are you waiting for? Stop Yulin Festival!
More information from my blog post last year: