On June 21st, the Hideous Yulin Festival is set to open. Today, May 18th stories are claiming “China bans dog meat in Yulin” at EndYulin2017.com we believe this story is a lie.
I hope and pray with all my heart that the “China Bans Dog Meat” story is true.On June 21st, I would love to be wrong. But the last two years, unfortunately, shows that the odds are, we will be right.
In 2014 rumors were flying around social media claiming the Yulin Festival had been shut down…. WRONG!
In 2015 a month before Yulin was set to start, a similar scenario took place. Word was spreading that ‘dog meat’ would be banned in Yulin. It turned out the ban was not on dog meat, but the word’ dog meat.’ China decided the word ”
China tried to save face and scrub the word “dog meat” from their vocabulary. The government demanded that ‘dog meat’would be stricken from menus, awnings and outside signage.
Yulin officials also banned all outdoor eating and pushed the slaughter of these animals to the back room. In reality, all that happened in 2015, was China trying to hide the bloodshed from the outside world.
In 2016, despite all the media hyperbole, that the Yulin festival had closed, as it has done since 2009 the Festival went on as usual.
Today, once again the overly-excited media is claiming a new and improved Dog meat ban has arrived, just in time for the 2017 festival. We must take a deep breath and take a “When I see it, I’ll believe it” attitude.
Everyone needs to take a deep breath and take a “When I see it, I’ll believe it” attitude.
I have seen too many stories about Yulin to discount a website, creating a fake news story in order to get hits.
We at End Yulin 2017, have had multiple sources telling us that Dogs are already being trucked into Yulin.
I have been covering Yulin for years and this is my honest opinion.
Why are hundreds of dogs be shipped into the city a month before the festival begins? Simple.
The incoming appointed Party Secretary Mo Gong Ming is set to take over power in Yulin on June 15th. This is a week before the Yulin Festival starts and that leaves far too little time to make big changes.
Ming may, or may not, want to see the Yulin Festival end, time will provide us with an answer. But taking over Yulin’s leadership a week before the start isn’t great timing to announce that “China bans dog meat in Yulin.” If he does intend to close the Festival down he may do it for 2018. For the 2017 festival, he may just announce “We will stop every truck carrying dogs, and bar them from entering Yulin.”
The outside media will report the trucks being stopped and Ming will be hailed a hero. Of course, the trucks being stopped will amount to nothing more than a trojan horse. Since the dogs set for slaughter had already been in Yulin for weeks.
An Unforeseen Problem Looms
A far bigger problem which no one will cover is the fact that all these dogs will probably die. Months ago one of our sources told us about an episode where China decided to set up a checkpoint on a major highway just outside a major city.
They stopped so many trucks with dogs that they didn’t have any idea what to do with the dogs. They placed them in an area and by day’s end, there were thousands of dogs. With no medical supplies or any quarantine area set up, disease ran ramped.
Within days every dog was dead, and quite frankly, for the Police that was probably a perfect outcome. It’s much easier just cremating the bodies than to find shelter, food, medical supplies and new homes.
It is not far-fetched to see the same scenario playing itself out in Yulin. The only saving grace will be the fact that there are a lot of animal activist in Yulin.
These organizations will be more than willing to help the Police and burden then cost. The only issue is if the Police’s ego stands in the way of letting these good hearted people rescue the dogs.
I do hope they are right, but we also cannot ignore the fact that on June 21st if the festival starts, no one will ever mention who reported it first.
I can guarantee On June 21st, we will call them out or ourselves.
If there is a ban on dog meat we will congratulate them both. If the festival starts, as usual, we will ridicule them for their idiotic reporting.
We didn’t wait for June 21st, we blasted Lisa Vanderpimp ain’t easy for saying she cried for 10 minutes in her over the top ‘look at me, I closed the Yulin Festival by myself’ post.
Related story’ Lisa Vanderpimpin the Yulin Dogs Ain’t Easy
The Bigger Dog and Cat Meat Picture
The other problem, which we will address later today, is the fact that Yulin is a drop in the bucket.
In 2016, Yulin butchers slaughtered between 1,000 to 2,000 animals. In China each year they kill around 30 million dogs and cats annually. So even if this “China Bans Dog meat in Yulin” news is true, the fight to end the Dog and Cat meat trade is far from over.
I hope and pray the people who generously donate will look beyond all the media reports. Their gifts will be even more desperately needed because some will mistakingly believe we won.
While I would be overjoyed to declare on June 21st that “I was Wrong” we must nevertheless, not forget to see the bigger picture.