26 Sep '11, 3am

Dog meat festival in China cancelled after online outcry #Singapore

Dog meat festival in China cancelled after online outcry #Singapore

One of the photos posted online of the dog meat festival. (ChinaSMACK photo) A three-day dog-eating festival in China that has been practiced for the last 600 years has been banned after a wave of online outcry. The annual festival held in Qianxi Township, Jinhua City in Zhejiang Province was cancelled after hundreds of thousands of netizens criticised it on social networking platform Weibo, news agency Xinhua reported. A Weibo user named Junchangzai launched an online campaign to condemn the festival and his post was retweeted over 100,000 times. Photos showing encaged, skinned and butchered dogs from past festivals were posted online to garner awareness on the upcoming festival. A survey administered by the local government reported that most local villages opposed the carnival. Junchangzai and other users also called on the government to intervene and ban the festival. ...

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