29 May '16, 11pm

"8.6 million Chinese citizens voted online to BAN the dog and cat meat trade"

BEIJING: Lian Lian, a three-year-old greyhound, was barely alive when he was found by animal welfare activists in July 2015. Rescued from a truck just outside Qinhuangdao in Northern China, he is among almost 10 to 20 million dogs killed for human consumption across China each year. “During the treatment process, he almost didn't make it,” said Zhou Yan, Lian Lian’s owner. “There was pink froth coming out of his nose because of a lung infection and he had many external injuries.” Today, Lian Lian has recovered, though he still remains wary of vehicles. Though he narrowly escaped being served at the dinner table, others are not so lucky - with tens of thousands of dogs having been killed for their meat during the event over the past few years. Many were stolen pets still wearing their collars. China’s most prominent example of its dog meat trade is the Yulin Lychee and Dog ...

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