In a victory for animal rights activists — and dogs — China will ban dog meat sales at festival

  • author:
  • category:
  • comments: No Comments

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.

READ MORE via LA Times