Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival!

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Dear Government of China,

China’s rich cultural and traditional history spans thousands of years and now China is fast becoming a recognized and dominating super economic power, with its citizens enjoying a high standard of living as the result of economic and social progress.

However, with great success comes great responsibility, and as a global citizen, I am truly shocked and appalled to learn about the cruelty and suffering currently being inflicted upon the helpless companion animals, namely dogs and cats, of Yulin, killed during the annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival. This medieval way of treating animals sits at complete odds with how China has progressed as a society in recent years. This is not about cultural differences. This is about the most basic of ethics and about treating animals with compassion. It’s plain to see that the practices carried out at Yulin represent a new low for China. Those animals we choose to be our working companions, our eyes when we are blind, our guardians of the family home, to share our food and to be our best friends for hundreds of years are suffering and are being slaughtered in the most monstrous of ways. There are many videos on YouTube to evidence this, although they are not easy to watch. Despite how you feel about eating any animal, no living, sentient being should be abused or tortured for any reason, and no right-minded person can rationally argue otherwise. Dogs and cats suffer unspeakable horrors at the hands of farmers, traders and butchers – beaten, torched with fire, boiled alive, etc. Not all these animals are “farmed” – many are beloved, stolen pets.

The medieval treatment of companion animals in Yulin provides a cruel contrast to the slick, sophisticated, modern image that China tries so hard to portray to the outside world.

Until Yulin and the Chinese government officials begin to legitimately and aggressively police, enact and enforce the companion animal protection laws as a first step in ending this shameful industry, I will be protesting for the tens of thousands of suffering, neglected and abused companion animals living lives of utter misery and pain unto death throughout Yulin and other cities that supply these animals to Yulin.



Yulin dog meat festival2Ambassador Cui Tiankai
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America

3505 International Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008 USA
Tel: +1-202-495-2266
Fax: +1-202-495-2138
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected];

Consulate General Luo Linquan
Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco

1450 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 USA
Tel: 415-852-5924

City of Yulin:

  1. Sally Schooler
    Sally SchoolerMarch 3,17

    Please stop this utterly detestable practice, it is surely just sadistic cruelty that cannot be excused or defended as a need for starving people. Even if this were the case ANY animal has a right to good care and descent treatmeant while alive and a quick, humane death, but these dear animals are suffering beyond comprehension and being killed unjustifiably. Please act now to end this appalling, barbaric travesty.

    • mrs marguerite j white and animals should have rights
      mrs marguerite j white and animals should have rightsMarch 4,17

      I agree there is no excuse for barbaric cruelty towards any animals and its evil to treat dogs and cats or any animals to torture them to death,your country could do better to show the world you care,but its only individuals in your country that do care,the people mostly do not want this,but the ones who could enforce and stop it lets it go on illegally,please stop this once and for all,let the animals you eat live a better life while they are alive and a quick death without suffering dogs and cats especially are family pets like a lot of chickens and pigs all animals feel terrible pain just like us,they should not have to suffer for your food.In fact if people went vegan or vegetarian it would save countless suffering for all animals.I hate the fact as well when even the fish I saw a couple of years ago was cooked in a way while it was still alive,then while it was still alive and must of been terrible pain someone was eating it while it was alive,why do people like you want something to suffer,do you get kicks out of animals suffering in torment,I remember seeing a website of in the early twentieth century how if a Chinese person was caught stealing they would flail him alive,in other words skin him while he is tied to a post while he was alive,how barbaric are people who want others to suffer.

      • James Patrick
        James PatrickMarch 16,17

        5 stars! Congratulations from Brasil!

  2. Kristina
    KristinaMarch 4,17

    I want to stop killing cats and dogs

  3. Verónica G. Portillo
    Verónica G. PortilloMarch 4,17


  4. Iva Turato
    Iva TuratoMarch 5,17

    Stop Yulin dog meat festival!

  5. Imelda Kleiman
    Imelda KleimanMarch 16,17

    Bad Karma to those who promote the Yulin dog festival. Dogs are more compassionate and have feelings. They are mankinds best friend and loyal to their madters

  6. Jana Sopa
    Jana SopaMarch 16,17

    Please stop it now

  7. Ginette vidal
    Ginette vidalMarch 17,17

    Arrêter de masacrer no animaux.

  8. Salisa
    SalisaMay 2,17

    Stop this madness! It has to stop now, this animal cruelty!!

  9. rose brooks
    rose brooksJune 25,17

    Why??? Is this really what you call a festival? Do you really get pleasure out of beating small animals to death? The savage mindlessness is pure evil. I understand why china is hated. It’s an unfeeling inhuman place. For God’s sake stop this hellish activity. You are the spawn of the devil and will return there. I’m so glad I was not born in this loveless place.

  10. Malgosia Jankowska - Poland
    Malgosia Jankowska - PolandMarch 6,18

    SHOCKING, bestiality, cruelty!!! STOP the torture and murder dogs and cats!!! NOT FOOD!!!

  11. Rhoonda Brittingham
    Rhoonda BrittinghamJune 24,18

    How can a human being torture and kill innocent animals and then a Festival from hell. Where do these Souls come from? I have signed hundreds of Anti’Yulin Meat Festival Petitions over many years and always share. There are pictures burned in my mind straight out of hell. We don”t eat meat, period
    . Fish, yes..

  12. Denice
    DeniceJuly 3,19

    Toturing dogs that are living creatures with feelings are barbaric sicking acts of cruelity to a despicible level in a world evolving.. if china and asia wish to trade with the western world they should become the sopisicated nations that they appear to be, in the world of technology.
    How can such a fast developing continent still practice such cruel astrocities.. and be so igorant and backward when it comes to living creatures with real feelings.. It makes me sick to my stomach that this backward practices still take place..
    Use the trading power of America and England to stop this EVER happening again. Use trade santioning power to stop this awful disgusing inhuman practice.
    In an educated world it unbelieviable beyond reason that this is still happening

  13. Audrey
    AudreyJune 7,20

    Stop this digusting treatment of Dogs.What is wrong with you .Truly sick people

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