There is a city by the name of Yulin in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region of China. The speciality of this place is a very brutal festival that is celebrated here as a part of its annual summer solstice celebration.
Over 10,000 dogs are tortured, slaughtered, electrocuted, burned and skinned alive each year in China during this celebration. The following image shows the disheartening image of a dog being burned alive.
The origin of this festival is deeply rooted in ancient Chinese tradition. It is believed that eating dog meat stimulates internal cold, thus warding off winter’s cold. Doctors prescribe dog meat to cure impotence and poor circulation. Adding to this is an unbeatable reason to be thus inhumane- the meat is believed to bring good luck and health.
The practice is meeting a huge worldwide protest. Though the Chinese government has not banned the practice, it is yet considered illegal. The creature that becomes the best friend of nan does not deserve this treatment from the mankind itself. We at #AapkaTimes protest against such a barbaric act, and are providing a platform for everyone to raise their voices against the Yulin festival. In a hope that voices will be paid heed one day soon. 🙂