The local government in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, has never admitted to holding a dog meat festival, saying only a few restaurants and members of the public take part. Photo: Reuters

Chinese dog meat festival set to open despite coronavirus pandemic and pushback from animal activists

  • Despite bans on dog meat as human food in some cities, the Yulin season of canine consumption highlights the need for a national ban, say activists
  • Champions of pet welfare believe changing attitudes, tastes and generational sensibilities will eventually end practice
Topic |   Animal rights in China
The local government in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, has never admitted to holding a dog meat festival, saying only a few restaurants and members of the public take part. Photo: Reuters
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