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CHINA has banned a sickening 600-year-old dog meat festival were helpless hounds were boiled alive after furious protests by hundreds of thousands of animal rights activists.


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Jill V (416)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 4:42 am
Thanks to those brave animal activists who made this happen!

Jenny Dooley (830)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 4:52 am
thanks simone - noted, shared.
thank goodness for those animal rights activists - it proves that our efforts can make a difference.
it breaks my heart to think what these poor creatures went through.

Maria p (151)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 4:54 am
OMH how horrible, make you want to cry!!!!!!

Cheryl B (64)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 4:55 am
great news

Cheryl B (64)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 4:56 am
thanks for telling the world

Esther Z (94)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 6:30 am
Noted. Glad this happened. Horrid pictures, though.....

Kay M (347)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 6:55 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 8:33 am
excellent :) china +1

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 8:40 am
Well done the animal rights activists!
Thank you for pushing and getting this barbaric event banned.
Great news!

. (1)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 8:49 am
Noted. Thank you Simone.

Carol H (229)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 9:07 am
noted, thanks Simone

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 10:09 am
I'm glad it's banned. Hope the people won't try to do it again. It's known that some of Chinese people try to keep their cultural heritage. Thanks.

Jane Parker (70)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 10:37 am
God bless the animal rights activists!! You all deserve a medal unlike the morons who feel the need to kill and eat their children's pets!

Sue Matheson (79)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 10:56 am
thanks for this post.

Wanda Walker (18)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 11:08 am
See what can happen if we all stand together for the sake of these helpless animals.

Robert O (12)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 11:20 am
Thanks Simone. I'm glad it was banned. Just thinking about it makes my stomach turn!

Svetlana B (21)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 11:48 am
Yes!!! Noted

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:00 pm
Grear , noted , thanks .

Erika M (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:06 pm
didn't read the whole story, don't need to, just glad its stopped.

Constance F (418)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:35 pm
o jeez, I could barely read that, but I assume it's banned for now...thank you to the people who fought for this.

Marliese B (69)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:36 pm
Thanks! Noted and signed! Union makes strong! I'm so very happy now! It was so disgusting!

Ruth C (87)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:41 pm
China is always saying that they have so much history, but history of what barbarism, because that is all I see that comes from that country!!!

Alicia V (181)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:41 pm
Oh my!

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:42 pm
Noted - thank you.

Latonya W (82)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:46 pm
Ohhhhhh gosh I would love to do these things to the people that do it to the dogs.......what kind of freaking monster are u??????????????????/ I look forward to paradise where we live among PEOPLE that have hearts and souls.............

Peggy A (109)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:52 pm
I am so thankful this cruel festival is done away with.But I am sure the cruel tradition will continue but at a smaller scale away from the public's eye,So very upsetting

Jen S (121)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:55 pm
Given the courage it takes to protest anything in China, I am both amazed and very grateful this horror was stopped.

Lynne B (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 1:27 pm
Glad to see that this disgusting event was cancelled.

Terry V (22)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 1:38 pm
What the hell is wrong with the world. Can't we do anything right.

Dan S (9)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 1:48 pm
I can accept, to a degree, certain customs of other countries or societies. But, regardless if the animal is used for food or not, NO animal should be processed for human consumption while it is still alive. Thanks Simone for bringing this to our attention.

Irene Leggett (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 2:19 pm
Every country has certain customs and traditions that they adhere to, but if it involves blatant and wanton cruelty to any living animal than just because its tradition or custom doesn't mean its right. So glad this festival has been banned although I expect many of the dogs will still be slaughtered in the most inhumane ways imaginable.

Kathleen R (138)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 2:21 pm
Relieved that this was stoppped. Noted & shared

Petra M (259)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 2:23 pm
Thanks Simone, I'm glad it was banned !

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 2:52 pm
Alone we can do almost nothing.

Together we are changing our world.

carol k (17)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 2:56 pm
I hate china! those peoplel are heartless and barbaric. I wish God would rebuke that country They murder unborn children esp females children with their one child law enforcment.They put their foot on the necks and hearts of their own people even to kill a unborn baby in its 9th month, even when the parents want it.China is a barbaric cruel ugly country in their savage mistreaments to life. I would that we did not recieve any of their imports. I really can't stand that country

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 3:00 pm
Rhenn R. you ask, and rightly so, ""Where the hell do these people come from, that will do things like that? "

That's exactly where they come from.........hell. Our planet fits every definition of hell.

Any observant people, if their eyes are open, will see that ordinary people are not capable of perpetuating these horrors that are happening on our planet.

We're at war with the negative powers (whatever you call them). There is a dark power out to destroy us.

But we are gaining ground,.

Alone, we can do almost nothing.

Together we are changing our world,....

jennifer t (41)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 3:01 pm
I loathe China.It is such a barbaric animal abusing/ uncivilised country.This barbaric animal torture will still contine in the back streets and restrauants.They have zero compassion for animals.Boycott China

Kate Kenner (215)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 3:16 pm
Good news! It always seems like one step forward and two back but the one step still counts.

Carol Reins (99)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 4:08 pm
Thank goodness that the people of China are protesting against this 'festival'..."emotional attachment" to the festival...enjoyed various ways of killing the dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTF!

O O (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 4:37 pm
OMG! How vile, disgusting, evil, cruel and inhumane can a person be??? I have read and signed a lot of these horrific and appalling petitions and they NEVER FAIL TO MAKE ME SICK! How do these people sleep at night after they have beaten, boiled, stabbed, struck and boiled alive these precious souls??? I know we must eat but there IS A WRONG WAY AND A RIGHT WAY TO DO EVERYTHING AND THIS IS WRONG, WRONG ,WRONG! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART TO ALL OF YOU ANIMAL LOVERS WHO TOOK A STAND AND STOPPED THE SLAUGHTER. I only hope that those who participate in these evil killings will learn about compassion, caring and being humane.Just know this, that we all are held responsible for what we do on this earth and those that are doing these horrific murders better be prepared.

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 5:19 pm
The Chinese are cruel SOB'S

pam wilkerson (14)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 6:19 pm
China people is soooo sick!!!! I dont hate people but I dislike the way they do to these animals.

pam wilkerson (14)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 6:20 pm
Sorry, I could not look at those awful pictures. Happy they banned it. Hopefully it will be banned forever!

Linda P (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 7:45 pm
Glad for the ban, may it continue forever. May they treat ALL animals humanely.

Nadereh O (5)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 8:12 pm
I'm sitting here speechless - thank God it has been banned for now. If more Chinese celebrities could join the ban it may have an even bigger impact.

GLOWIS s (29)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 9:54 pm
This is terrible!!! so sad too :( Thaks for sharing Simone, Cheers

Gloria H (88)
Friday September 23, 2011, 12:05 am
The dogs barked to warn the people in the city, and now the people celebrate by eatting dogs? Did I read that right? I am so tired of the "it's tradition" excuse to do evil things to people and animals.

janet f (29)
Friday September 23, 2011, 12:21 am
That country has got to have the most disturbed culture ever in the history of human existence. Their cruelty is just never ending. It's like they are genetically incapable of empathy. It's not just the killing of animals but the apparent joy in doing so in the most horrific way. Actually, this seems to be a cultural component in all of aoutheast asia, not just China.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Friday September 23, 2011, 12:27 am
Not all humans have a soul - the soulless are scum and from another planet that they have destroyed. Now they do the same to mother earth.

Monica D (580)
Friday September 23, 2011, 1:21 am

Elsie Au (259)
Friday September 23, 2011, 1:22 am
Thanks Simone for the news. And big thanks to all the animal activists in China. I know how hard it is to do anything for animals in this part of the world.

Xil L (40)
Friday September 23, 2011, 1:48 am
One of many steps to be taken, lets hope.

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Friday September 23, 2011, 2:39 am
humans hurting animals. humans hurting human animals. humans huring environment. We live on the same planet, we are all earthlings. We all have done wrong. SO when we do right, we should celebrate and nurture.

In USA the laws said Troy must die! So we fight with all we are able too. The law killed Troy.

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Friday September 23, 2011, 2:41 am

Those who killed troy and all those involved, are now murderers!!

In England, I learnt when I was in school as a child that the last person who was killed by the governement was innocent.

A man who was a proven criminal in history, was given a job as one of the head of security.

The government cry for justice, but what is justice and BY whose standards are we all judged to such a severe degree as to cause death on an individuals life?

Those who killed Troy, are murderers. I wonder what they will say in many many many years to come...even perhaps after our time on earth... will they say the same thing about that poor UK prisoner who was killed by the UK governement...ooopps sorry we hung the wrong man.

The governments say they listen to the people. I think the worlds governments have selective hearing. All those people petitioning, campaigning, who listened?

RIP Troy, and all those who lost their lives due to man most unkind and most unjust to the extreme of stealing your life. They say 'it is wrong to steal,' but we are sorry that they stole your life. RIP and may your family and friends find peace some day.


Sameer Tendulkar (309)
Friday September 23, 2011, 2:44 am
Every country has a history or a culture. Because the culture is also made by humans it might be good or bad. The culture which violates human and animal rights should be given up or abolished. The culture which respects human and animal rights should be practiced. In Spain the bull fighting was declared as culture, if such things happen in China and if they declare dog meat festival as culture then how sad it would be. Animal Rights activists have done a great job and they should continue putting pressure on China for animal rights.

Danuta W (1251)
Friday September 23, 2011, 2:51 am

Thank you for the info!


Past Member (0)
Friday September 23, 2011, 2:53 am
Yeas. Good. Hoping for this to become Really True, in Everywhere

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Friday September 23, 2011, 3:42 am
I DO NOT CONDONE ANY CRUELTY, TORTURES, SLAUGHTERS ANYWHERE. IT MAKES ME FEEL SICK TOO, BUT itis better to TAKE ACTION, then for me to do nothing or write emotive language.

Its dangerous to say 'kill the .....' (what ever people write because they feel very passionate about lives, or something,) and it is only too easy to do especially when we see animals from all over the world and on our streets, hung up like strange fruit of a bad tree. Please I beg of you to becareful what we write when feeling angry, because I read recently some wrote elsewhere, 'kill the abusing bastards.' I dont think they really ment this. They only said this because they were upset and frustrated at not being able to prevent the abuse.

Unfortunately someone took this as a genuine death threat. And they were investigated and arrested.

What use would we be to the animals and others, when someone took a emotive statement tooo too seriously?

I hate the way animals, humans, environment are abused, tortured, slaughtered.


EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Friday September 23, 2011, 3:48 am
I hate the way animals, humans, environment are abused, tortured, slaughtered. I hate the way people boil, or burn etc animals alive for what ever reason.

Since being on I have learnt that there are many people who do this around the whole world. Some do it for perverse sexual gratification, for money, for their pound of flesh and blood, for entertainments, there are those who loves to burn animals because they think it is funny or for art.


EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Friday September 23, 2011, 4:09 am
IN India, they have donkey charities, to protect them from being abused as much as possible. They are there to support those involved with donkeys.

India is going through a change and the huge demand for cheap products and labour from the rich countries, are creating a change but at the cost of creating slave animal and human labour and at the cost to the environment.

Many people who are involved in donkeys, (animals, horses too) are abusing, torturing, slaughtering, eating the very donkeys India is built on. The backs of horse and donkeys, have created most nations. They have been forced to give their todays, and tomorrows so humans have have what they want, so that humans can have our todays and tomorrows.

So what I am saying, is that if that donkey petition and the actions regarding the solicitors, is succesful in recieving justice, change in animal welfare regulations & laws, and introduction of a complete animal welfare education, then surely this will help change the world for a better place. The children will know and behave better, where their older generations failed.


SO WHEN HUMANS FINALLY GET SOME-things-right, we would do well to celebrate the good things NO matter how small. Remember, 'one small step for man: One giant leap for human species.' (OK I know I changed it.)

Well done animal activists FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. A huge step. A huge step and well done to those in China to took that first step to make the final decision to DOG EATING FESTIVAL .

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Friday September 23, 2011, 4:14 am
I am so glad it is banned, now meat eaters need to reduce, stop, eating meat and using animal products that are produced in abusive ways, where ever possible.

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Friday September 23, 2011, 4:15 am
p.s. in the west, lots of species from the sea have been boiled alive. Please try not to buy any of these products.

Ellen m (215)
Friday September 23, 2011, 4:18 am
Thank God, and all the people who helped in getting this horrific inhumanity stopped. Thanks Simone!

Charlene S (126)
Friday September 23, 2011, 5:42 am
My enternal gratefulness to the brave animal activists who stopped this horrendous cruel festival. Just thinking that any human could participate in this barbaric festival makes me sick! It's time for the Chinese to get in the 21st century and to hell with customs from previous centuries.

valda p (13)
Friday September 23, 2011, 6:20 am
We hear of the sickening cruelty ,but we don't have to watch what the brave activists have to stand by and give witness to,there are good kind people in China who want this insanity stopped ,the horrible agonising deaths these poor animals endure is beyond any understanding,at least they are starting to know the rest of the world is aware and looks on in horror at what they are doing.

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Friday September 23, 2011, 7:25 am
IT is about time the whole world gets in to line with kindness and compassion. The times we live in is not so great in some aspects. I care deeply for example about the rainforest. Look what is happening there.

What any one does to hurt another life, is wrong. Maybe one day, there will be no more animal abuse or human abuse.

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday September 23, 2011, 7:35 am
Noted. I thank God that the Chinese government are responding to world opinion about the cruel treatment of dogs in their country.

Vijay Tankha (28)
Friday September 23, 2011, 8:21 am
When one reads of all the atrocities that come out of China one wonders about the glories that this country is supposedly legend for. From what I've read and seen on TV, anything that moves is there to be eaten. Sentimentality is a strict no no. Have the Chinese always been this insensitive to all most humans hold dear or is it that centuries of hardship and strife have inured them to human feelings? It's seldom that you hear of anything good coming out of China. Why is this?

Valerie H (133)
Friday September 23, 2011, 8:25 am

Just what kind of monsters live in this country they call China anyway????????????????

Deborah Martin (6)
Friday September 23, 2011, 9:07 am
This is one on the most sickening things I have ever heard about. I am speechless. The horror of it takes my brain away. The company I work for was just bought by the Chinese and this makes my skin crawl. I can not believe that this goes on in a modern day country like China. I hope they all get violently sick from eating these dogs.

Samantha Trosky (152)
Friday September 23, 2011, 9:18 am
Hello! China stopped this! Stop complaining! There should be a petition THANKING CHINA FOR FINALLY TAKING A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!!!!! Lets encourage them to keep making thinks better!!!!

Past Member (0)
Friday September 23, 2011, 9:25 am
Well done the activists. It shows that even China can be made to change it's ways. (And this is just about as appaling as one could imagine.) Strongly agree that a petition thanking China would be a good idea.

tracey p (81)
Friday September 23, 2011, 10:14 am
let's hope it stays banned.

. (0)
Friday September 23, 2011, 10:44 am
Noted. . .it's about time. . .

Lin Penrose (92)
Friday September 23, 2011, 11:12 am
Noted Simone. 600 years of dogs. China must have needed the animals protein at one time and perhaps some do in the present. Every country, culture, person and religion must look to themselves and what they do to other species on this planet before pointing fingers and throwing disgust. Do you eat veal, lobster, clams? Enjoy a hunt to kill, find bird, cattle, horse, pig, snake, rabbit, quail, fishing and other edible protein with intent to eat exciting and salivating? In the U.S.A., we have a traditional celebration coming up and more according to religions and cultures - around the entire human inhabited world. Make a death of these creatures as quick, painless and terror free as possible. Thank these creatures for their gift of their lives for yours.

Robyn M (123)
Friday September 23, 2011, 3:07 pm
This is totally beyond belief...China hits yet another low!!!

Vera T (2)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 9:03 am
China may be an 'emerging super power' but they have a lot to learn about compassion - how do you change the psyche of people who for hundreds of years have thought nothing of torturing animals which are regarded as mere objects - they certainly have a lot of evolving to do - and thanks to all activists who tirelessly fight for the cause of all animals.

desanka s (416)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 2:29 pm
Like the Ming Dynasty, this cruel old habit will disappear from the Earth. Hope soon!

Emily Drew (88)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 7:39 pm
Noted thank great news. While I don't believe in telling a country eating a certain animal is ok (cows, chickens, etc.) And eating other animals is wrong (dogs, cats, etc.) I do believe that boiling the animals alive and torturing them to death needs to stop and it needs to stop NOW!!!

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 8:22 am
The good Lord will remember the pain and suffering these humans has caused these animals and will make them feel this pain over and over in hell.

Anna Borsey (66)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 3:59 pm
A provincial government spokesman told local media: "Some villagers argued that they had emotional attachments to the festival, as it had been passed from generation to generation, while some said it should be listed as the city's cultural heritage."

Cruelty, barbarism and abuse can NEVER, EVER be classified as "culture"!

"According to the Austrian Times, the habit of dog eating is traced to a Ming Dynasty legend when a general tried to invade a city late at night, but was thwarted when local dogs barked to raise the alarm.

The general killed all the dogs in the area and when the troops finally conquered the city, they celebrated by eating the dogs they had."

Oh dear. And for THIS reason they torture and murder some 15,000 dogs every year?
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