Customers raise a toast as they watch a World Cup match over a dog meat dish on Wednesday in Yulin, ahead of the festival. Photo: Reuters

Yulin residents defend China’s dog meat festival amid outcry

‘Just a popular custom’ or part of an inhumane and unhygienic trade, 10-day event has become a lightning rod for animal lovers

Topic |   Animal rights in China

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Customers raise a toast as they watch a World Cup match over a dog meat dish on Wednesday in Yulin, ahead of the festival. Photo: Reuters
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