--%> Government to Ban Dog Meat Sale at Yulin Festival
News

Government to Ban Dog Meat Sale at Yulin Festival

The groundbreaking decision will break with cultural tradition and ban the sale of dog meat ahead of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival this June.

Yulin’s newly elected Party Secretary Mo Gong Ming has initiated a ban on the sale of dog meat during the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China that will take effect on June 15. The ban is not permanent and only applies to the festival—scheduled on June 21—but the animal-rights groups involved in pushing for the ban, including Humane Society International (HSI) and Chinese group Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project (DDAW), are hopeful. “Even if this is a temporary ban,” DDAW executive director Andrea Gung said, “we hope this will have a domino effect, leading to the collapse of the dog meat trade.” On the ground, Gung says, the younger Chinese population continues to reject the cruel festival and the numbers of dogs slaughtered for meat continues to decline each year. HSI, DDAW, and several other animal-rights organizations and celebrity animal activists (such as the late Carrie Fisher) have fought for years to persuade the Chinese government to shut down the festival and intend to continue to push for a permanent ban on the sale, slaughter, and consumption of dog and cat meat in the region. The ban will be strictly enforced during the festival and violators will be fined up to 100,000 yuan ($14,500) and face arrest.

More News

Vegan Beyond Burger Expands to 600 Kroger Stores

The plant-based patty triples its distribution and is now available in the meat aisle in 1,300 stores nationwide.
Read More »

Vegan Cheese Brand Daiya Acquired for $322 Million

International brand Otsuka paid a hefty price to expand its plant-based portfolio.
Read More »

Last Captive-Born Orca Dies at SeaWorld

Three-month-old baby orca Kyara died of pneumonia—the same illness that killed Tilikum in January.
Read More »

Midwest Vegan Eatery Creates Copycat Big Mac

St.. Paul's J. Selby's "Dirty Secret" is made with two all-"beaf" patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheeze, pickles, and onions, and served on a vegan sesame seed bun.
Read More »

New Series "The Vegan Road Show USA" Debuts in August

The new show will showcase vegan restaurants across the country and feature special correspondent Maggie Taylor—the niece of famed vegan director James Cameron.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »