This is not helping the situation and we strongly advise against it. They are crammed into wire cages unable to extend their limbs, denied food and water for days during the exhausting trip. The average Chinese citizen finds public dog slaughter inexcusably offensive. Additionally, the criminal activity of dog theft sustains much of the dog meat industry, with often violent confrontations between angry dog owners and the thieves. . Therefore, disease is rampant due to the squalid conditions and lack of medical care.
Lisa Vanderpump, Ken Todd and the foundation's Executive Director John Sessa uncover the graphic realities of the slaughterhouse torture and dog abuse culture in China. With tremendous global outcry against the festival, dog butchers were forced to hide from public eyes. We have spent several years evaluating the best way to execute long term change. Sending supplies and donations to a trusted source like Vanderpump Dogs, who has on the ground connections and able to help directly, will help the most. Such public slaughter risks creating an indifferent and morally defunct society.
In September 2018, this Resolution was passed by the United States House of Representatives! No one checks to see where these dogs come from — many are heartlessly ripped from their loving homes, or darted with poison on the streets and dragged away to the slaughterhouse. Beating and killing these struggling, crying dogs in full view of other terrified dogs showcases an industry that is devoid of humanity. Local youth held protests at Yulin City Hall demanding an end to the brutality, and activists lined the streets, spreading word about the evils of dog meat. Dogs are openly killed in crowded marketplaces, on the streets, and most shockingly next to elementary schools, imposing bloody and cruel practices on vulnerable members of the public. Hope is on the horizon, however. We are working with state legislators to raise breeding license fees and tighten regulations on this industry, to bring an end to Puppy Mills.
They are shunning dog meat and speaking out against it, and as a result, the number of dog slaughters is decreasing throughout China. To make the event even more gruesome - transporting the dogs to the festival is an intrinsically brutal operation. The dogs arrive at their destination malnourished and underweight, dehydrated, often dying from injuries or from being poisoned during capture. There is more good news: Although it was once illegal to keep dogs as pets in China, times have changed and many households now include dogs as part of the family. In 2015, 20% fewer dogs were killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Please sign and share this petition to help put an end to the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
Resolution 752 has now been reintroduced to Congress by Congressmen Alcee Hastings as Resolution 30, which then became House Resolution 401. Dogs for Yulin come from as far as central and north China's Henan and Shandong, more than 1,000 miles away. As people become educated on the cruelty and health risks of dog meat, fewer dogs face slaughter. Join our fight by following the instructions Together we can make a difference. In fact, the festival only dates back to 2009 when it was launched in the city in China's southwest to celebrate the summer solstice.
Our hope is that with this social awareness campaign, we can open people's eyes across the world to the realities of these heinous practices. The bill urges the government of China and the Yulin authorities to ban the torture, killing and eating of dogs as part of Yulin's Festival and to enforce China's food safety laws. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which happens every year on the summer solstice, is a particularly gruesome display of the dog meat trade. . . .
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