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Chinese city’s ‘dog meat festival’ faces growing backlash

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The city of Yulin, in China’s southern Guangxi province, is going ahead with its “dog meat festival” Saturday despite opprobrium over the annual feast.

Thousands of dogs are slaughtered and prepared each year, eaten with lychees and plenty of alcohol. According to local tradition, such a celebration held on the summer solstice is meant to fortify residents for the coming winter and ward off cold weather.

But animal welfare groups say the thousands of dogs shipped into the city, many of them strays or stolen pets, are being mistreated en route to the dinner table and are not necessarily safe for humans to consume. The CEO of the Humane Society International has asked the Chinese government to intervene.

“Right now, dogs are being cruelly bound, confined, trucked and slaughtered over long distances,” Andrew Rowan wrote in a public letter to the Chinese embassy in the U.S. “Mass transport, slaughter, and…

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