According to some activist, Chinese officials are serious about banning dog meat at the horrendous Yulin festival. We will believe it when we see it
If the banning of dog meat is implemented, the move would be the strongest step yet to finally ending the dog meat trade in Yulin. But the ban is not expected to prevent cats and other animals from being sold at the festival.
Thousands of animals are slaughtered every year at the event, which was started as a money making scheme in 2009. But a new Communist party official wants to change the image of the city and turn into a cultural hub.
According to reports, anyone selling dog meat would be subject to fines of up to 100,000 yuan. They also would risk being arrested, according to the Humane Society International.
But the ban is not expected to prevent cats and other animals from being sold at the festival.
For the past two years, we have been reporting on similar stories, which have always turned out to be false. This year is no different since End Yulin 2017 was just informed by sources that the butchers are already moving dogs into the city.
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