Gerald Padrique started this petition to World Animal Protection and 2 others
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is an annual event where over 10,000 dogs are being eaten and slaughtered. The festival is held in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice where the festival goers get a chance to eat dog flesh and lychees. And about 10,000 to 15,000 dogs are being butchered.
The citizens of China and event organizers said that dogs are being killed humanely. But animal rights campaigners, activists, and petitioners counterclaimed that they are slaughtered cold-bloodedly based on the photographs from the event. There was a witness who claimed that some of the dogs are stolen household pets, because of their collars.
Dogs are considered as part of our family. They are faithful pets that protect and love us, their owners. They can be a shepherd that will look for our home whenever we are not around. Some of them are trained to help cops and investigators to solve various crimes.
Dogs are more than an animal. They are a good companion, a trustworthy defender, and a friend. For this reason, dogs and all animals deserve to be loved and protected. Just like humans, dogs have feelings, and they feel pain. It is not right to kill and torture them in any possible ways. We should realize by now how ruthless it is to take the life of an animal for a festival.
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival should be banned and stopped to end the misery that thousands of dogs are facing right now. Cease this inhumane act and bring animal rights back to life.
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