The controversial 10-day dog meat festival in the southwestern city of Yulin kicked off despite coronavirus and public health risks.
Due to Wuhan Virus, eating wild animals including cats & dogs has been banned, but Yulin Dog Meat Festival is not cancelled. It started on 21st and will end on 30th June. CCP officials must be bribed. They have done nothing to stop this inhuman event that endangers public health. pic.twitter.com/OaiY2ynEnt
— Dongguan Boy (@DongguanBoy) June 22, 2020
The Yulin horror festival starts tomorrow. Sadly we were not able to end it in 2020. Dogs & cats are actually not livestock anymore (earlier this month the law changed)
— AnimalLeaks 🌐 (@animal_leaks) June 20, 2020
The dog meat festival has started in China. Yulin Dog Meat Festival
— sazak (@ns571) June 23, 2020
This comes after China imposed a ban in late February on the sale and consumption of wild animals, such as bats and snakes. Shenzhen also became the first city to ban the consumption of dogs. However, dogs have been classified as pets, not livestock, via the agricultural ministry, leading many to question how Yulin’s trade will continue in the future.