A recent “tradition”
Contrary to popular belief, the Yulin Festival is not an ancient tradition.
Started in 2009 by the city’s dog meat traders, the vendors see the animals as pure money-making machines and therefore kill the dogs in the most barbaric ways.
The dogs are electrocuted, burned and skinned alive, believing that the adrenaline caused by fear and pain makes their meat taste better.
Unsurprisingly, there has been immense pressure from animal rights activists worldwide to shut down the cruel and inhumane festival.
Since 2014, the local government has distanced itself from the event, removing sponsorship in an attempt to scale back the public’s attention on the festival.
But the Yulin festival still goes on behind closed doors.