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Jun 22, 2015

Very Graphic: The Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Very Graphic: The Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Now, let's get one thing clear, these shocking images of the Yulin Dog Meat festival in China are definitely not cool.
The Yulin dog meat festival takes place on June 21st and during it over 10,000 dogs are killed for consumption. However, before they are consumed, the dogs (often stolen from their owners) are kept in inhumane conditions, tortured and often boiled and burnt alive as this makes the meat tastier, according to dog meat lovers.
We don't want to judge other people's culture and customs, but when the torture of defenseless animals at such scale is involved we feel the need to condemn it as simply medieval, backward and cruel.
Over the past week celebrities, animal rights activists and normal folk have taken to social media to bring the world's attention to Yulin and get it stopped, so far without success, but there is always 2016.

Very Graphic: The Yulin Dog Meat Festival
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Butchered dogs are seen at a dog meat market in Yulin ahead of a local Dog Meat Festival CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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A vendor cuts butchered dogs at a dog meat market in Yulin ahead of a local Dog Meat Festival CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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A local resident argues with animal right activists keeping dogs which they purchased to rescue them from dog dealers, nearby a dog trading market ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Dog meat is placed on a cutting board at a dog meat restaurant ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A cook hangs dog meat on a hook at a dog meat restaurant ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Cooks cut dog meat at a dog meat restaurant ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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An animal right activist takes care of dogs which were purchased by the activist's group in order to rescue them from dog dealers nearby a dog trading market ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Dogs and cats which were purchased by animal right activists in order to rescue them from dog dealers, are seen nearby a dog trading market ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A dog which was purchased by animal right activists in order to rescue it from dog dealers, is seen in a cage nearby a dog trading market ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Butchered dogs are displayed on a vendor's stall at a dog meat market ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A cook prepares seasoning for dog meat dish at a dog meat restaurant ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Dog meat are hung on hooks at a dog meat restaurant ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Vendors cut butchered dogs at a dog meat market ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A chef cooks dog meat at a dog meat restaurant ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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An animal right activist takes picture of a dog which was purchased by animal right activists in order to rescue it from dog dealers nearby a dog trading market ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Butchered dogs are displayed at a vendor's stall at a dog meat market ahead of a local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A man buys dog meat from a vendor at a dog meat market in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Dogs are kept in a cage at Dashichang dog market ahead of a local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A man carrying butchered dogs drives past a pet dog at a dog meat market ahead of a local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A butcher grills a butchered dog at a slaughter house at a dog meat market in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A butcher grills a butchered dog at a slaughter house at a dog meat market in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Dogs are kept in a cage at Dashichang dog market ahead of a local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A man purchases a dog from a vendor at Dashichang dog market ahead of a local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A customer holds a puppy for viewing at Dashichang dog market ahead of a local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Dogs are kept in a cage at Dashichang dog market ahead of a local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A man holding his baby boy chooses a puppy at Dashichang dog market ahead of a local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Butchers carry butchered dogs at a slaughter house in a dog meat market ahead of a local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Butchered dogs are displayed at a vendor's stall at a dog meat market ahead of a local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A butcher carries a butchered dog at a slaughter house in a dog meat market ahead of a local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Dogs which are purchased by animal right activists to rescue them from dog meat dealers, are kept in a temporary shelter ahead of a local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Customers drink over dog meat dishes as they have a gathering to eat dog meat and lychees for celebrating the upcoming local dog meat festival at a dog meat restaurant in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A boy looks at a bowl of dog meat carried by a waiter at a dog meat restaurant as his family has a gathering to eat dog meat and lychees to celebrate the upcoming local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Animal lover Yang Xiaoyun uses a mobile phone next to a cage accommodating dogs which she purchased from dog vendors to rescue them from dog meat dealers at a temporary shelter ahead of a local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Dogs for sale are kept in a cage in Dashichang dog market on the day of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Dogs for sale are kept in a cage in Dashichang dog market on the day of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A dog vendor carries dogs in a cage on his bicycle in Dashichang dog market on the day of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A man carries dog meat at a dog meat restaurant district on the day of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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People eat dog meat outside a dog meat restaurant on the day of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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People eat dog meat at a dog meat restaurant district on the day of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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People eat dog meat at a dog meat restaurant district on the day of local dog meat festival in Yulin KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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