Stanka the Homeless Dog Was Minutes Away From Death When a Kind Person Changed Her Life | One Green Planet

Life or Lunch?

stanka-1200x705Suffering should never be something to ignore. Yet, there is so much suffering in the world, amongst animals and humans. Sometimes, all it only takes is one person to end another’s suffering. Let’s be honest, wouldn’t you like to think that if something bad happened to you, there would be somebody there to help you? Or would you prefer to be ignored? Passed by in the street?

Sadly, homeless cats and dogs throughout the world are all too familiar with being passed by in the street. They can’t cry out for help like humans can. All they can do is hope that somebody with a kind heart, who doesn’t need words alone to figure out whether a living being is in pain or not, will come and help them. Desislava Stoyanova was that person for Stanka, one of the many street dogs in Bulgaria.

A Drive to Remember

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Chinese dog-eating festival outrages foreigners

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Outrage on social media over an annual dog-eating festival in China has been growing every year – and this year it’s trended across the world. Will the anger eventually end the practice of eating dog meat in China?

Each year during summer solstice, it’s thought that 10,000 dogs are cooked and eaten in Yulin, in Guangxi province in southern China, as part of the city’s yearly dog meat festival. Although it’s not illegal to eat dog meat in China, opinion is divided on how deep the “tradition” really runs. On Chinese social media in recent years, the Yulin Festival has become a focus for the large numbers of animal lovers – mostly within China – who are against it.

But this year, the reaction has gone global. Since May, almost a quarter of a million tweets have been posted using the hashtag #StopYulin2015, with…

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