Dog Meat Festival in China during Coronavirus Pandemic
By Adnan Mahfuz
The dog meat festival has started again in the middle of coronavirus pandemic. The festival begins on June 21 and will continue till June 30, 2020.
Thousands of people flock to the southwestern city of Yulin for the 10-day event each year. Buyers and visitors are busy tasting the dog meat. In addition to food, there is a great deal of dog trading. Caged live dogs sold. Puppies that are a few days old also included.
Peter Lee, a spokesman for the agency of Human Society International, works on animal rights in China, said he hoped people would understand the situation not even for the animal at least for their health.
He said 10 million dogs and 4 million cats die every year in China for business.
The coronavirus is believed to have spread around the world from a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan. In this incident, the country is facing criticism all over the world.
Last April, Shenzhen became the first city in China to ban dog eating.
According to official estimates of various countries, at least 10 million people worldwide have diagnosed with the coronavirus. Of these, 0.5 million people have died.
Source: Reuters, Telegraph.