The Yulin festival has drawn much criticism in recent weeks. Rightfully condemned by much of the world, the festival is celebrated in the southern Chinese city of Yulin, whereas many as 10,000 dogs are killed and consumed for their meat.
While the practice is not supported by all of China, there is a lot of history involving the consumption of dog meat in the country. The Southern regions of the country have traditionally been the areas where this is more prominent.
Yang Xiaoyun is a retired teacher who is one example of a Chinese citizen who is not in favour of the tradition. She went to amazing lengths to prove this, travelling 2,400 km (1500 miles) and spending over 7,000 yaun (£$1,000) to do her part to rescue 100 risk dogs from being slaughtered. The heart-warming story is bright spot in the otherwise terrible revelations behind the Yulin Festival.
The Festival began on June 20th, though people on social media had taken to Twitter to decry the upcoming even, with the trend #stopYulin going viral. Activist around the globe, including those in China, have condemned organisers for the cruelty and torture that will take place.
(h/t: TIME, Blogspot, news.163.com)