The Chinese state has classified dogs as companion animals but this hasn’t stopped butchers to chop and sell dog carcasses for the upcoming Yulin festival.
This has created unease for animal rights campaigners who have stepped forth against this barbaric act.
The recent news emanated from an eyewitness report sent by activists to animal protection organization Humane Society International (HSI), the group said.
Ten caged animals were rescued by the activists. ‘I can’t believe that anyone would even want to eat these adorable little darlings”, she described.
The meat stalls have been relocated to a more centralized setting called Nanchao market.
Activists who were part of the rescue team claimed that there is a clear discrepancy of words and implementation of the Chinese government.
With increasing cases of COVID-19 tied to a Beijing market, sanctioning mass mustering of people to trade in and consume dog meat in cramped markets and restaurants in the denomination of a festival poses a paramount public health peril.
Under the Chinese Agricultural Ministry; dogs have been said to be ‘livestock, poultry animals’.
This act, although condemned, is a customary transmitted value which has made it difficult for the civilians to accept it. Civilian resistance has come through very clearly on being asked to stop this barbaric act of slaughtering animals.
Reporters used the term ‘traditional customs’ giving leeway to the annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival which contrary to popular beliefs comes out from a brutish practice.
New legislation has been drafted to ensure animal safety. Directory has been made active on May 27th.
Two Chinese cities, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, have vetoed the consumption of dog meat in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
In late February, China issued a transitory which ostracized trade and consumption of wild animals – a practice responsible for the ecumenical crisis.