China’s Controversial Dog Meat Festival

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A dog meat festival in China has sparked global outrage. Here’s a look at the nation’s divided stance on the consumption of canines.

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Chinese City Defends Dog Meat Festival, Despite Scorn
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/24/world/asia/dog-eaters-in-yulin-china-unbowed-by-global-derision.html?_r=0
“It was the night before the summer solstice, and the tables at a streetside food stall here were set for the annual feast: steamed pumpkin, sautéed morning glory, smashed cucumbers and cold-skin rice flour noodles.”

Dog lovers and dog eaters square off at China’s Yulin festival
http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/22/asia/china-dog-meat-festival/
“Boss Ning has been running a dog meat restaurant in this southern Chinese city since 1981 and she says business is thriving.”

China Yulin dog meat festival under way despite outrage
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33220235
“An annual dog meat festival in south-west China has begun, amid uproar on the part of animal rights activists.”

Animals Asia
https://www.animalsasia.org/us/about-us/who-we-are.html
“Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam. We promote compassion and respect for all animals and work to bring about long-term change.”

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