Dogs destined for the table: Horrific images show animals being killed, cooked and served up as a meal in Chinese tradition
These disturbing images show dogs being cooked and served up as a meal in a grim Chinese tradition.
The animals are chopped up and cooked in front of diners - despite a growing anti-cruelty campaign.
A group of Chinese activists in Yulin City, Guangxi province, descended on the dog meat market campaigning against eating the animals.
Artist Pian Shan Kong knelt down in front of the dead animals confessing for people's sins as he apologised to the dead animals during the demonstration.
China is yet to make animal cruelty illegal and end the grim tradition despite campaigning by animal rights activists.
抗议活动中，艺术家Pian Shan Kong在动物的尸体前下跪以代表人类对屠宰动物行为的忏悔。
Pet lovers' associations have sprung up in Chinese cities over recent years.
While many Chinese enjoy rich dog meat, especially during cold winters, some object to the practice in some regions of beating dogs to death to release the blood into the meat.
When food is scarce, dogs are eaten as an emergency food source around China in a practice which is seen as socially acceptable.
As the country becomes more affluent, a growing number of families are buying dogs as pets fuelling the growing campaign against animal cruelty.
In April, more than 500 dogs set to be slaughtered were saved when the truck they were being carried in to the slaughterhouse was intercepted by activists.
Many of the 505 creatures had barely survived their terrible ordeal, having endured cramped conditions and a lack of water during their near 1,000 mile journey by road.
But rescue came too late for 11 dogs which had succumbed to dehydration and exposure.
I hate to ruin the party here, but a dog is an edible animal just like a chicken, fish or cow. I have a dog and so would never eat one. In India though the cow is sacred and people have been beaten to death by mobs there for accidentally running them over. What would you say if indian media started coming over here and lecturing us on our love of hamburgers? Or what would we say to jews or muslims trying to ban pork in the UK? This is the east, they dont love dogs and cats the same way we do, they eat them, and as far as i'm concerned unless we want to ban pork or beef then we should let them be.
- Jack , uk, 25/6/2012 22:19
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what's the difference between a dog and a cow? its just down to culture and taste.
- me, pottyboro, 25/6/2012 22:17
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