Yulin Dog Torture Festival 2016

This past year has gone by so quickly and here we are again facing yet another horror show which will be played out in Yulin, China, and is scheduled to start on 21st June 2016.  At least a thousand dogs and cats (numbers provided by Animal Asia:  https://www.animalsasia.org/intl/media/news/news-archive/chinas-yulin-dog-meat-festival-what-we-know.html)  will be mass slaughtered in the most horrific ways possible to satisfy those who wish to eat their meat.

In past years as many as 10,000 to 15,000 dogs have been killed at the Yulin festival which takes place to mark the summer solstice. Today, thankfully that number is a lot lower but even one dog killed this way is one dog too many. Dogs will be stunned by a sharp blow to the head with a hammer like object (the lucky few will be killed outright) then thrown into a special machine like a tumble dryer with sharp knives to defur the animal or they will be blow torched.  Others will be electrocuted or hung. After all of this the dog is then placed in a large pot of boiling water to be cooked while the dog may still be alive.

Some believe the animal is made to suffer as much as possible to produce adrenaline which is claimed by the butchers to make the meat taste better and to also have some medicinal benefits for the consumer. Others believe that inefficient killing methods results in a lingering death for some animals. These barbaric acts are done in front of other dogs and cats waiting the same fate and it has been documented that some animals are physically sick with fright as it is pulled from its cage to be slaughtered.  What is even worse many of these animals will be stolen pets from loving homes.

For one woman this will be her third year of facing those horrors for real and her name is Yang Xiaoyun, known to most people simply as Madam Yang.  Madam Yang has been saving dogs from the dogmeat trade and from the streets of China for over 20 years. She will be leaving her home town of Tianjin for the arduous journey to Yulin the 16th June to first lobby the Yulin Town hall to try and stop the dog torture festival from even taking place.  If that fails then she will enter the brutal dog meat market herself and try and save as many innocent lives as possible.

Madam Yang will be paying to rescue dogs from this year’s Yulin festival by money given to her by kind neighbours, friends and family. She however has stated to me that she would rather not handle any donations herself after she was (and still is) subjected to the most vile hate campaign against her started by the charity No To Dog Meat.  This charity have raised over £93,000 using Madam Yang’s name and so far have only given her a fraction of that money.  In their efforts to keep what is rightly hers No To Dog Meat started a vicious online campaign to defame Madam Yang.  The pressure became too much at one point that Madam Yang toyed with the idea of giving up animal rescues altogether.  But like most people with a burning desire to help the unfortunate dogs and cats in China she could not turn her back on them.  And here she is again, facing most people’s nightmares for real.

Madam Yang asked me to join her to document how her time in Yulin will be spent and to follow her journey back to Tianjin with her wards, but with a heavy heart I had to decline due to financial restrictions.  Madam Yang has said she will try and keep me up to date with all that is happening with her in Yulin but I realise this may not be possible due to the task in front of her and the mental strain it will undoubtedly put upon her. I am hoping to revisit Madam Yang in the not too distant future but until then I wish her a safe journey and every success in lobbying the town hall to get this vilest of ‘festivals’ banned forever.

Meeting Madam Yang : 

Madam Yang’s dogs : 

Dogs that will be slaughtered for the dinner table

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26 thoughts on “Yulin Dog Torture Festival 2016

    1. those are barbarians, supposedly on behalf of their ridiculous stupid ancestral beliefs with delay centuries mentally alas !!!!

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  1. SHAME OF ANY INTERNATIONAL CHINA “EVERYTHING THAT ON A GOOD ON THE SAME IS TO SELF EVERYTHING THAT WAS THE ANCESTORS ill” C IS TRUE SOUTH KOREAN PROVERB !!!!!!

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  2. Das ist so unglaublich was da an Grausamkeit begangen wird. Leben die Chinesen noch in der Steinzeit oder sind sie einfach nur dumme primitive, verachtungswürdige Kreaturen ?????

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  3. stop this vile barbaric trade of the innocent and defenceless…what is wrong with these heartless, brainless vile people

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  4. Wherever it happens – China, South Korea, Vietnam or Africa et al – the Dog-Meat Trade is an abomination & should be illegal. This can only be achieved if governments in these countries change laws & enforce punishment – whether fines or imprisonment! Western civilizations – The United States, The United Kingdom, Australia etc., – SHOULD NOT be trading with any country who allows Animal Cruelty to continue. Animal Advocates who rightly oppose this cruelty need to PLEDGE TO BOYCOTT each & every country who continues to slaughter dogs & cats as food!

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  5. Plz stop dog eating festival . I dont believe how people eat dog. Infact its not mentioned in any religion. Plz ban dog meat and china also. This is sooo abusing . Plz stop it if you love animal.

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  6. This festival is dog abusing festival. This is horrible. Dogs are like our family. Allah save all dogs from these monsters

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  7. Can she maybe be a team with Marc Ching? He is going to rescue a lot of animals and he will need shelter for them and transportation. Thank you Madam Yang for helping these dogs out. You’re an angel.

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  8. You can do it, all animal lovers are behind you. This festival or any animal slaughter festival ain’t right this needs to stop right now and we all back you, what you are doing is amazing Madam Yang

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  9. yaa aa you go Madam Yang you can do it, all animal lovers are behind you, this slaughter festival, In fact any type of animal slaughter festival is damn right wrong and needs to stop right now. we are all behind you and support you, what you are doing for these cats and dogs are amazing and so are Madam Yang.

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  10. Her heart is breaking. People are laughing. Tell me the fun in torturing a dog or cat. Please people stop this. It is just horrific to do. Madam yang you are Truely a saint. Pleats take care

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  11. Bless this kind lady, she really is an angel of mercy to those animals that she nurtures and successfully rescues from Yulin. Thank you for your kindness to those that do not have a voice xx

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  12. Thank you Madam yang. I’m touched by and love what you’re doing to save these precious dogs’ lives. In the states, we see them everywhere family pets, police dogs, guide dogs, therapy dogs, airport screening dogs, military dogs and no matter what roles they serve in: as human’s best friend or as dutifully working professionals, they always do a great job and beyond. They are never ever to be served on the diner table, period!!! We say dogs are always loyal, affectionate, friendly toward their human friend. We are for sure to fight hard together in this for them. Will pray for you earnestly and follow up with you closely. I very much wish I could be there fighting alongside you, dealing with those bloody pet meat merchants since I do speak Mandarin.

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