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In a victory for animal rights activists — and dogs — China will ban dog meat sales at festival
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Chinese authorities have banned dog meat sales at the country’s notorious Yulin dog-eating festival, two U.S. nonprofit organizations reported Wednesday.
The annual festival in Yulin — a prefecture-level city in southwest China’s Guangxi province — has in recent years emerged as a lightning rod for animal rights activism, granting the sleepy city a degree of global infamy. Activists say thousands of dogs — some of them abducted pets — are slaughtered at the festival each year; they’re served alongside lychees and grain alcohol to mark the summer solstice.
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