Vendors wait for customers to buy dogs for slaughter at a market in Yulin in June 2015. The city holds an annual festival devoted to the animal's meat on the summer solstice. Photo: AFP

Yulin in China to ban sale of dog meat ahead of annual dog meat festival, say Chinese animal-rights activists

Guangxi city’s new Communist Party secretary said to be behind move to prohibit selling of dog meat; animal-rights activist hails compassion of ‘the younger generation in Yulin and in China’

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Vendors wait for customers to buy dogs for slaughter at a market in Yulin in June 2015. The city holds an annual festival devoted to the animal's meat on the summer solstice. Photo: AFP
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