Feb 10

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Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China: Animal welfare campaigners restart petition amid distrust over government ‘ban’:

The government claims it has put a stop to the infamous festival, where dogs and cats are killed in their thousands to mark the summer solstice. But protesters say the announcement has the air of a cover-up

Animal welfare campaigners have restarted a petition against the slaughter of thousands of cats and dogs marking the summer solstice in Yulin, China.

Government officials have ostensibly “banned” the controversial annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival after it attracted protesters from around the world to descend on the city in Guangxi province.

But the slaughter of cats and dogs for meat is not outlawed in China, and the local government in Yulin says it cannot stop legitimate businesses preparing meat in the run-up to this year’s solstice, 21 June.

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