68 caged dogs were rescued outside Yulin, China last week. They were reportedly on their way to be slaughtered for the annual dog meat festival. Photo: AFP 68 caged dogs were rescued outside Yulin, China last week. They were reportedly on their way to be slaughtered for the annual dog meat festival. Photo: AFP
68 caged dogs were rescued outside Yulin, China last week. They were reportedly on their way to be slaughtered for the annual dog meat festival. Photo: AFP

Rescue of 68 dogs headed for slaughterhouse spotlights annual row over China’s dog meat festival

  • Some of the dogs were in poor health, while others appeared to be stolen pets
  • The festival receives much criticism worldwide every year, but it continues regardless

Topic |   Animal rights in China
68 caged dogs were rescued outside Yulin, China last week. They were reportedly on their way to be slaughtered for the annual dog meat festival. Photo: AFP 68 caged dogs were rescued outside Yulin, China last week. They were reportedly on their way to be slaughtered for the annual dog meat festival. Photo: AFP
68 caged dogs were rescued outside Yulin, China last week. They were reportedly on their way to be slaughtered for the annual dog meat festival. Photo: AFP
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