Andrea from Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project updates on Yulin Dog Meat Festival and beyond.
We have more positive news to share in the aftermath of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Our efforts that targeted the heinous event and industry had some good results. The Yulin government announced that this year's dog meat consumption was reduced by 30% and an insider in the trade said that many dog meat merchants lost money. (loss of money is key to ending this atrocity.)
Based on several sources, the drop in sales was attributed to four reasons: 1) Private Companies did not hold company parties like they did in the past few years at restaurants that sold dog meat because they were concerned about the negative publicity. 2) The Yulin government requested government workers not to eat dog meat during the month of the festival for the same reasons. 3) The Yulin government prohibited the large trucks that are loaded with dogs from entering the city during the festival. 4) Because of the widespread media coverage and the many events created by animal activists, many people became aware that some people's pets were stolen, beaten, and poisoned for the festival and that there were many concerns about food safety.
Although the dog meat festival is over, our work is not done. Our activists have been busy taking part in TV interviews and and public debates with dog meat merchants. Many discussions about dog and cat meat in China are spreading on Chinese social media.
The DuoDuo Animal Welfare Project will make sure that we keep up the pressure and momentum. Our next campaign will be to push an animal protection law in China that prohibits dog and cat meat trade. . As I mentioned to you in a previous post, I tearfully apologized to the dogs in the cages that I could not save. I promised them that their deaths will not be in vain. They are martyrs and will be forever watching over all of us.
Please stay in touch and support our campaign. -Andrea, Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project