A group of 135 dogs were rescued from dog slaughterhouses in Yulin, China, before the start of the dog meat festival, in June 2018. The rescue operation was conducted by Humane Society International's Chinese partner group plus two other groups who did not wish to be identified. Yulin2018 Dog slaughterhouse rescue Yulin China
HSI’s China Policy Specialist Peter Li traveled to Yulin in March and April 2016, bringing back fresh video and photographic evidence of mass dog and cat slaughter continuing to take place in the city even outside of the festival period, something the Yulin authorities have repeatedly denied. In China, fur from cats killed in the meat trade can also be sold.
Keywords: Dog meat trade, pet protection, companion animals, Yulin Dog Meat Trade