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Mayor and Officials in Yulin

We the undersigned urge you and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Government to cancel the “Dog-Meat Festival” which is held around late June in Yulin every year.
Every year at the Yulin Dog Meat festival in China it’s estimated 10,000 dogs are horrifically slaughtered.
The discussion and outrage regarding this issue from the public and media is becoming more intense, and will keep on attracting negative publicity for the region which will impact on tourism.
Sincerely..

Signed,

Orange for Animal Cruelty Awareness

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How this will help

Animals Asia founder and CEO Jill Robinson said:

"There is a strong hint that the local authorities see the dog festival as more harmful than beneficial to Yulin.  We've long argued that any...

Animals Asia founder and CEO Jill Robinson said:

"There is a strong hint that the local authorities see the dog festival as more harmful than beneficial to Yulin.  We've long argued that any short-term boost to traders will be small in comparison to the long-term international damage. We also know that for a country increasingly concerned with food safety - dog eating is a big problem.  It's an industry characterised by criminality, cruelty and poor hygiene.  Dogs are stolen from their homes  – increasingly by being darted and drugged in the street. Poisons that will find their way into the meals of the festival-goers. "Without a law for banning dog meat consumption, the local authorities have limited options available in terms of stopping the festival. However, the content in their own posters suggests a workable alternative route map. Invest in greater scrutiny and enforcement of food safety, investigate the sourcing of the dogs and continue to advise of the health issues surrounding eating dog meat. The criminality and health risks surrounding dog meat eating should not be overlooked."  As part of its annual opposition to the festival Animals Asia has written an open letter to the local authorities spelling out the reasons why ending the festival would be the best decision for the region. In addition Animals Asia has forwarded extensive research detailing the violent criminality that is part of the industry.

https://www.animalsasia.org/intl/media/news/news-archive/five-reasons-why-yulin-dog-meat-festival-must-stop.html

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