Once again the annual summer solstice is upon us, where 10,000 to 15,000 defenseless dogs will be brutally tortured for days or even weeks in Yulin China, and then killed for their meat under the misguided belief that tortured dog meat provides health benefits or can reduce the summer heat. There is however ZERO medical or physiological evidence to support that theory, and it is solely based upon superstition.
In fact, research studies have shown the adverse negative effects from the consumption of dog meat. Consuming dog meat puts individuals at risk of infection from deadly parasites such as E. Coli 107 and salmonella, as well as at risk of contracting other serious and potentially deadly bacterial diseases such as anthrax, brucellosis, hepatitis and leptospirosis. Dog meat is additionally linked to the spread of rabies, a disease that kills approximately 30,000 people each year in Asia.
This isn’t just an animal rights issue, it’s a major human health concern and we need to take it seriously.
We hope the Chinese Government will make a more concerted effort to protect it’s citizens, their animals, and the moral climate of their society.
Please raise awareness by reposting a picture or a video of you and an animal friend #friendsnotfood and please help foster one of the many survivors who Animal Hope and Wellness will be transporting back to the US soon.
If you can foster one of many Yulin survivors please email ASAP firstname.lastname@example.org. We need you this weekend!
Sign our petition https://www.change.org/p/mr-chen-wu-end-yulin-2017!
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