Congratulations Animal Lovers! Dog Meat Trade Has Been Finally Banned From China's Notorious Yulin Festival!

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Congratulations Animal Lovers! Dog Meat Trade Has Been Finally Banned From China's Notorious Yulin Festival!
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Contrary to what we have been believing, the practice of trading dog meat is not an old tradition of China. Coming out as a victory for the animal lovers, dog meat has been banned from China's infamous Yulin Festival. Invented back in 2010, it has taken thousands of lives of many innocent pooches. Just one week before the start of the festival this year, the ban will come into effect i.e. on June 15. 

Prohibiting the trade of dog meat will disallow the sale of dog meats in the markets, by the street vendors and even in the restaurants. Those who don't follow the restrictions will be consequently facing a fine up to 100,000 yuan (nearly $15,000) and arrest.

The disgraceful practice which was carried on by the dog meat traders to make more money involved stealing of the dogs from their owners. It was followed by the cruel methods of slaughtering dogs and even cats.

The dog meat is served to mark the summer solstice.

Dog Meat Trade Banned In China

The executive director of Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project, Andrea Gung commented, "Even if this is a temporary ban, we hope this will have a domino effect, leading to the collapse of the dog meat trade. This ban is consistent with my experience that Yulin and the rest of the country is changing for the better."

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A China policy specialist at HSI, Peter Li reported that the sales have dropped since 2014.

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But the dog meat would probably transact despite the ban.

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The practice would be carried out secretly -- either at night or directly to the restaurants.

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Restricting from selling at the markets.

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Most Chinese want this brutal activity to end and they feel embarrassed that the world believes that it is a Chinese tradition.

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But the Yulin Government is reluctant to completely shut down the festival as it is considered as a proud local tradition.

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Hollywood celebrities including Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, and Matt Damon have pleaded for China to ban the festival.

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Thousands of dogs which were destined to be killed this year will be spared.

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We hope that this step will bring an end to the trade of dog meat across Asia.

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Will you ever support such brutality?