Animal Rights in China

As a dog owner and animal lover, it felt very personal and important to me to break the stereotypes people had of Chinese people being dog eaters. Dog meat is eaten by a very small percentage of people in China. Even in Yulin, where the infamous dog meat festival is held, only about 12% of people consume canines regularly. Among China’s 1.4 billion population, the percentage is far far lower.

4,000 dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets found dead in boxes at logistics depot in China

Chinese dog meat festival set to open despite coronavirus pandemic and pushback from animal activists

Dogs are pets, not food, says Chinese agriculture ministry

Chinese city of Shenzhen to ban eating cats and dogs as part of moves to stop spread of coronavirus

Shenzhen’s move to ban eating cats and dogs welcomed by animal rights activists