How Do Chinese Kill Dogs For Food?
- Gary Woods
Do the dogs experience any pain? – The dog meat trade is synonymous with the infliction of severe pain on animals. The animals are crowded into the back of the trucks by the hundreds, and once there, they are confined in cages to the point that they are unable to move.
- Before being sent to the slaughterhouse, it is fairly unusual for dogs in Vietnam to be forcibly force-fed by inserting a tube down their throats and forcing food down their gullets in order to increase their body weight.
- Dogs are often transported for several days or weeks, during which time they frequently become ill and injured; as a result, many of them pass away from asphyxia, dehydration, or heatstroke well before they arrive at their final destination.
On South Korean meat farms, dogs are typically confined in cramped, barren metal cages, where they are subjected to the weather and are only provided with the minimum amount of food, water, and shelter necessary to keep them alive. HSI has revealed awful circumstances where disease and mental anguish are common, with many dogs displaying apparent indications of illness, despair, severe malnutrition, and strange behavior.
- These appalling conditions have allowed disease to run rampant throughout the facility.
- Every every one of these dogs is destined to spend their last moments at a butcher, a marketplace, or a restaurant.
- There are a few different ways that they might be put to death.
- In South Korea, the most typical way that a dog is put to death is by being electrocuted, although other methods such as hanging and beating are also utilized.
Dogs are typically put to death in China and Viet Nam by being beaten to death with a metal pipe and then having a cut made to their throat or groin before they bleed to death. However, they can also be hanged or, although this method is less common, thrown conscious into large drums of boiling water.
How are dogs killed in China?
At a bustling Chinese market, people crowd around to witness as the greyhound is taken to the boiling cauldron by three guys. One young child, however, watches in horrified disbelief as the dog is placed upon a pole and into the water as the majority of the audience laughs.
- The terrified dog screeches and tries frantically to run away from the situation.
- It takes the strength of two guys to keep a lid down on an animal until it is dead.
- Michele Brown, a fighter for the rights of animals, was quoted as saying, “This animal died the saddest end possible.” The man carries the dog, which is still conscious, over to the pot that is heating up.
” As the dog is being led near the pot of boiling water, a look of pure terror can be seen in its eyes. As the dog is being submerged in the water, it shrieks for assistance while its skin begins to burn and blister. Because it moves about so much, two powerful guys are required to keep their grip on the lid.
The young youngster seems like he is horrified by what he saw despite the fact that he is an innocent child. “He was terrified, but regrettably, this is probably not going to be the last time he sees a dog being cooked alive,” the author writes. Michele’s animal rights group, Fight Dog Meat, has brought attention to these gruesome film images in an effort to put pressure on the Chinese government to pass anti-cruelty legislation.
The man was getting ready to throw the dog, which was still alive, into the pot of boiling water. Campaigners estimate that at least 10 million dogs in China are slaughtered annually for their flesh, many of them were previously owned pets that were taken from their families.
- But, according to the statements of another activist, the path of brutality and neglect runs right back to our shores.
- She suggests that the greyhound shown in the video may have been used for racing at one point in its life and may have originated in Ireland, despite the fact that the precise history of the dog is unclear.
An animal protection organization with its headquarters in the United Kingdom has found a troubling transportation network that begins in Ireland and terminates in the Far East. A representative from the advocacy organization Caged NW named Rita James stated, “The evidence suggests Irish greyhounds are winding up there, and we feel that if the appropriate legislation is not in place, British canines might also be trafficked.” The men then press down on the top of the kettle in order to keep the barking dog contained within.
- There is now no protection for greyhounds that are bred for the racing business, nor is there any traceability for dogs that are no longer registered to race or do not meet the requirements for participation.
- This indicates that they are able to go off the radar and be destroyed in the most gruesome manner.
“From birth to death, the greyhound racing business should be accountable for all of the greyhounds that are produced for competition.” The ideals of a society that is completely different from ours are the root cause of the graphic violence that can be seen in this film.
- And it’s important to recognise that millions of people in the West eat foods that are objectionable to the religious beliefs of people in other countries and cultures.
- The men then look into the pot to see whether the dog is still there.
- However, activists are incensed by the inhumane treatment of animals that can be seen in the disturbing footage that was filmed in Shijiazhuang.
The city, which has a population of over 2 million people, serves as the capital of the province of Hebei in North China. On farms with an industrial scale, cages and pens are used to rear the majority of the dogs that are later slaughtered for their meat.
However, activists for animal rights think that a significant portion of these animals are actually stolen pets that are being sold on the underground market — some of them with their collars still attached. Dog is considered a delicacy in China, where, in contrast to Western culture, rougher cuts of meat are regarded as having a better flavor.
Because of this, traffickers would purposefully slaughter animals in the most excruciating way imaginable so that their bodies will be flooded with adrenaline. After the dog has been cooked alive for some time, it is eventually removed from the pot. Dogs are killed by being cooked alive, having their skin peeled off while they are still alive, or being beaten to death.
- Animals are frequently restrained by tying them down or severing the tendons in their legs in order to stop them from escaping.
- According to what Michele heard, “They think agony at death makes the flesh of a higher grade and makes it more tough.” It has also been suggested that it might increase a man’s libido.
It has been mentioned directly to me in front of me that “when guys eat rough meat, it makes them tough.” The fact that several onlookers can be heard laughing in the video is quite unsettling to me. The movie was found by the charity on a Chinese website that specializes in multimedia the previous month.
However, it is unknown who filmed the video or when exactly it was shot. After it’s been cooked, the dog is spread out to cool. The filthy boiling video is the most recent in a succession of horrifying animal cruelty stories to emerge from China. [Citation needed] [Citation needed] A further video from China that was uploaded in January of this year showed a dog being cooked alive in a boiling wok as it tried to scramble out, and a further distressing video showed a fully conscious dog being blow torched to scrape its fur away as it tried to escape.
Both of these videos were filmed in China. However, because there are no rules against animal cruelty in this country, individuals are free to abuse their pets, including dogs. Crowds assemble in Chinese zoos to see live animals, such as cows, goats, and chickens, being fed to lions and tigers.
- Among the animals that are fed are lions and tigers.
- Additionally, the country’s circuses have a notoriety for being cruel and depraved.
- Another horrifying picture of a dog that has been cooked to death.
- An inquiry revealed that infant monkeys and bears had their necks shackled to walls from the moment they were born.
The animals were able to execute standing stunts because they were forced to stand on their hind legs for long periods of time while they were shackled. “Unfortunately, in China, animals are considered as objects that can be replaced,” Michele continued.
- I have watched hundreds of films of dogs being put to death in just the same manner by boiling them to death.
- We are making a lot of noise and want the Chinese government to know that we won’t stop until they enact legislation,” said one of the protesters.
- In several parts of Asia, including China, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, and South Korea, it is common practice to consume canines and felines alike.
During the Yulin Dog Eating Festival, which takes place in Yulin City in the Guangxi Zhuang province of south China, cooks in a restaurant slice up pieces of dog flesh. (Photograph courtesy of Imaginechina and Splash News) Although it is a last resort in many nations, pet consumption is a thriving industry in Africa, notably in the country of Nigeria.
However, despite this, the trade is widespread across the continent. Some people in China believe that eating dog flesh is an ancient ritual that stretches back 500 years. They also believe that doing so can help protect them from the intense heat of summer. However, the dish has only gained popularity in the past thirty years, during which time specialized restaurants and culinary festivals have been established to celebrate it.
At the Yulin festival in China, around 10,000 cats and dogs are put to death each year so that their flesh can be consumed. Animal rights activists have demanded on many occasions that the 10-day festival, which takes place in the remote Guangxi Zhuang province, be prohibited.
- However, authorities from the Chinese local government have stated that they are powerless to take action because the celebration is privately organized.
- During the Yulin Dog Eating Festival, which takes place in Yulin City in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China, chefs work at a restaurant to prepare dog meat for consumption.
(Photograph courtesy of Imaginechina and Splash News) Because of the industry’s strong ties to the illicit market, it is common knowledge that criminal organizations are involved in the trading of dog meat. The situation has been getting better in contemporary cities, but there are still serious problems with animal cruelty in rural parts of the country.
- The worldwide team of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has been participating in the development of China’s proposed Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
- Additionally, they have implemented an education program that has been carried out in three hundred different schools.
A representative from the RSPCA made the following statement: “No animals in China are protected from cruelty since China does not have a law protecting animals as we have here in England.” The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has, over the course of the past eight years, been working closely with the Chinese government and other animal welfare organizations in order to alter this and to develop the first animal welfare law in the nation.
“The IGB has no control of events beyond the jurisdiction of Ireland,” stated a spokeswoman for the Irish Greyhound Board. “The IGB emphatically does not condone the export of greyhounds to places where the level of care for greyhounds falls below that necessary.” The Irish Greyhound Board, the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, and welfare members of the International Greyhound Forum are committed to working together to ensure compliance with any regulatory and statutory protection for greyhounds.
Additionally, the relevant authorities are committed to taking appropriate and stringent action against those who fail to comply. There have not been any recent exports of Irish greyhounds to either Macau or China, as far as the Irish Greyhound Board is aware.
Do you eat dog meat in China?
Dogs destined for the table: gruesome photographs show animals being killed, cooked, and served as a meal in accordance with traditional Chinese customs. – Originally published at 14:26 BST on June 25, 2012 | Most recently updated at 16:24 BST on June 25, 2012 These upsetting pictures depict a horrific practice that is practiced in China, in which dogs are cooked and eaten as a meal.
- Despite the rising anti-cruelty movement, the animals are being butchered and cooked in front of the customers at the restaurant.
- Campaigning against the consumption of the animals, a number of Chinese animal rights activists visited a dog meat market in Yulin City, which is located in Guangxi province.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Takeaway: A crate stuffed with canines is lifted in the same manner as any other kind of cargo. At the meat market in Yulin City, Guangxi province, China, the dogs are brought in while still alive and confined in cages, ready to be butchered, dismembered, and cooked.
- During the rally, the artist Pian Shan Kong got down on his knees in front of the dead animals and apologized to them for the sins that mankind had committed against them.
- He then got back up.
- Despite the efforts of campaigners for animal rights, animal abuse is still practiced in China and has not been made illegal.
This sad custom also continues. Over the past several years, various organizations for people who are passionate about pets have surfaced in Chinese cities. Even while many Chinese people appreciate the flavorful dog meat, especially during the chilly winter months, there are those who disagree to the practice that is common in some areas of China of beating dogs to death in order to extract their blood and incorporate it into the flesh.
A true dogs dinner: An upsetting photograph taken in China showing a dog dish being cooked. Dog dinner: In Yulin, which is located in Guangxi province, China, tourists and locals alike enjoy a supper that features canine fare. The custom goes back many centuries, if not thousands. In areas of China when there is a lack of other food sources, people will resort to eating dogs as a last resort since it is seen to be a socially acceptable habit.
The expanding number of households that can afford to get dogs as pets in our nation is one factor that is contributing to the expansion of the movement to end cruelty to animals. In April, activists stopped a truck that was transporting more than 500 puppies to a slaughterhouse, so preventing the dogs from being killed there.
- The activists were able to preserve the pups’ lives.
- During their over 1,050 mile voyage by road, the animals had to contend with confined spaces and a lack of access to water.
- As a result, many of the 505 critters had just narrowly made it through their harrowing adventure.
- But unfortunately, rescue arrived too late for 11 canines, who had already passed away from exposure and exhaustion.
The carcasses of the animals may be found strewn about, and they are just waiting to be cooked and served in a Chinese restaurant. Tradition in China calls for diners to consume dog meat as part of their meals, and the practice is known as “dog eating.” Dog meat refers to both the animals that are being prepared for consumption as well as a living dog.
Is this China’s annual dog meat festival that Burns dogs alive?
A dog may be seen on video appearing to be set on fire while still alive before to the annual dog meat festival that takes place in China. At the Yulin Lychee and Dog Meat Festival each year, up to 15,000 canines are subjected to inhumane treatment before being murdered, prepared, and sold as food.
- In China, where canine meat is considered a delicacy, around £10 million worth of dogs and £4 million worth of cats are sold annually for their meat.
- However, there have already been 1.5 million individuals who have signed a petition demanding that the brutal festival be stopped.
- Yulin is one very modest illustration of a much broader, uglier situation that hundreds of devoted Chinese campaigners are striving to stop,” said Claire Bass, the UK head of Humane Society International (HSI).
Many people in the West have the incorrect impression that the majority of people in China consume dog meat. In reality, the majority of Chinese people do not consume dog meat, and they are appalled by the prospect of a trade that would deprive them of their canine companions.” “It fills me with anguish to think that the Yulin dog meat festival is just around the horizon again,” Dame Judi Dench, an actress, wrote in a statement of support for the petition that she was sending out: “Please sign this petition.” Because of this, I felt it was important to send this message as a sign of my solidarity with the thousands of people in China who are opposed to the trade in dog meat.
These people love their dogs and cats just as much as we do, but they have to go through the terrible heartache of having them stolen by dog thieves. I hope you will consider sending this message as well.” According to HSI, it is thought that the majority of dogs and cats who end up in China’s meat trade are either strays that have been taken from the streets or stolen pets.
According to the organization, dogs and cats are often killed by being beaten to death in front of each other, placed through a de-hairing machine to remove their fur, and then blow-torched before being sold to markets. In addition to that, the animals are nevertheless occasionally butchered in open settings.
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- On the 21st of June, the middle of summer, people from all over the world come to the event to commemorate the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year.
- Folklore has it that consuming the meat during the summer months will bring both good luck and good health to the eater.
There are many who believe eating dog meat helps protect against illness and improve a man’s sexual function. At the 10-day celebration, attendees may also purchase cat meat, fresh lychees, and alcoholic beverages. Animal rights activists in China were able to save 62 dogs from being slaughtered at a facility in Yulin only five days before this year’s festival.
Why did they sacrifice dogs in ancient China?
In ancient China, both the dog itself and dog meat were regarded to be significant gifts. It was customary practice in ancient times to inter a dying person with their dog so the animal may travel with them to the afterlife. Dogs were also offered up as a form of sacrificial fare to the gods (Liu 2006, 102-103).