I have learned that, in the name of tradition, hundreds of thousands of dogs are killed then eaten each year in June, in the region of YULIN, GUANGXI (minor autonomous region in China ).
I am deeply shocked by this utterly cruel massacre.
It is universally known that, dogs have always played an essential part in the life of humans :
They watch over habitations and herds of animals;
They are companions for people who are elderly, alone, handicapped….;
By their presence alone, they are conducive to curing people who are sick;
They collaborate actively with the police in the keeping of law and order;
They play an important part in the fight against drugs and terrorism;
After the earthquake which struck WENCHUAN ( SICHUAN province ) in 2008, the dogs that were used brought great help, sometimes at the cost of their lives. Another beautiful example of the Human- canine collaboration.
Your Excellency, I beg you to intervene in order to eradicate for good, this “cultural” activity.
I thank you sincerely for the attention that you bring to this letter, and wish progress and prosperity to the great country of China.