外文标题：Dog meat festival held in China despite mounting protests
BEIJING: People in southern China have celebrated an annual dog meat festival by slaughtering over 2,000 dogs despite mounting protests from animal welfare groups and pet owners.
The festival was celebrated yesterday to mark the summer solstice in Yulin City of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
About 2,000 dogs were consumed, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Though the dog meat was freely eaten earlier, it has now been restricted to few areas in China due to spirited campaign mounted by activists all over the country.
Thousands of captured dogs which were on their way to being slaughtered were seized by the activists.
In Yulin City, farmers and vendors packed dogs into cages and transported them to the market for selling.
The roads were crowded with people, motorbikes and cars, the Xinhua report said.
Among sellers and buyers in the market, a group of people attracted attention.
They also bought dogs, but not for eating. "We have bought more than 200 dogs and planned to bring them to our hometown. We cannot stop local people celebrating the long-standing festival, but we can save as many dogs in our own way," said a woman surnamed Yang, a dog lover from Tianjin, who paid an average 500 yuan ($85) for each dog.
Although local residents did not give up their traditional habit, the dog meat festival sales have decreased under pressure from animal welfare groups and dog lovers, who have protested in markets and restaurants over the past few days.
Some protests even led to confrontations, Xinhua reported. As of Friday, 17 local restaurants serving dog dishes had stopped this business, while four other illegal ones were banned by the city's food and drug administration, said the administration's deputy head Chen Taotao.
About 48 restaurants in Yulin still served dog dishes.
when will 5hit festival in China?
(Delhi) replies to reddy_dr77
The aghoris celebrate it here in India by way of digging up corpse and laying it on the table for dinner. Top it with sexx with corpse again. Dont speak too soon. If you look around you and closer, you have things much more disgusting here in india than anywhere else.
Kevin Guite ()
Looks YUMMY for the Chinese while it's disgusting for many other.
Disgusting!, isn't anything sacred in China?
Soosan Pillai (Mumbai, Maharashtra, Ind)
how come this deeds by the barbarian
Virat hindustani (Virat hindustan)
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Chinese, a revolting race.
This sick country and its people have no regard for life! They do skin these poor dogs alive because the adrenalin produced when the poor dogs are suffering makes them taste better.
They have no morals or conscience! There is no reason to make these poor creatures suffer. What an #$%$ backwards disgusting country.
As a mother of 3 dogs who are not mere dogs to me but my babies this turns my stomach! how could anyone ever justify this? I can not put into words what I would do to someone whom I saw hurting an animal! I am a vegetarian and animal lover and this is despicable, I will never purchase anything from China or any country that feels this is ok! I will spread the word and continue advocating for this to stop!
I don't like that the Chinese are eating man's bestfriend. But then again if it's culture what can you say. One thing that I despise about the chinese is that they hang these dogs by the feet and skin them alive because they say it's easier to take the skin off that way. There's absolutely no reason to cause unneeded suffering to an animal especially a dog. At least be humane about it if you're going to eat them! There's videos online for those that want to see true cruelty...
Sick, sick, sick. Disgusting, pagan like low life. This makes me sick. Cannot call them animals because animals are better than these disgusting living creatures.
Not even dogs Chinese eating fetus and new born babies too due to one child policy, if the new born were girls they may kill and sell them on the black market
I don't buy anything made in china. My beloved dog died when they had that bad food ingredient mixed in a few years ago. Very terrible . Those people have no reverence for human or animal live.
My wish is that the dogs will be carrying some type of disease that will spread and kill everyone over there...give it time...it may happen, hopefully. I'll keep praying.
What do we expect from the Chinese. They can't even treat their own people humanly, why would we expect them to treat animals any better. Disgusting
There are some really disgusting people in this world...
This is too horrible for words. Americans should boycott these countries at all costs, until these people become human.
china has 1.3 billion people and they have hard time to find meat to eat, so they eat anything that have 4 legs except the table! hahahha and now they run out of resources and they go to steal land,sea from their neighbors vietnam, philippine, indonesia..
I live in Southern China, OH LORD please do not let me go in one of these establishments that sell dog meat.
Now I know why he dogs & cats by me are disappearing,. A Chinese restaurant is down the block
I wouldn't eat dog meat but I eat pork, chicken and beef so I can't say it's sick and disgusting that another human eats dog. Stealing other peoples' pets for food is disgusting.
I quit eating meat 15 years ago. Simply the best decision I ever made