17 Jun '16, 10am

Yulin government 'taking action' against dog meat festival: Animal welfare group

BEIJING: Animal welfare group Humane Society International (HSI) has cautiously welcomed a pledge by the Yulin government in China to take action to crack down on the Yulin dog meat festival due to start next week. Following months of campaigning, HSI was informed that a representative of the Yulin government has written to legislator Michael Tien, a Hong Kong deputy to China’s National People’s Congress who had lobbied to end the festival. The letter read: "The dog meat festival, though not promoted by the local government, is a private and spontaneous activity. However, the Yulin authorities and relevant government agencies will take immediate actions to prevent it from happening again." Peter Li, Humane Society International’s China Policy Specialist said: “It is gratifying to see some progress being made here in response to our collective campaigning , as this is the f...

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