# inside! China Yulin dog meat festival under way despite outrage


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China Yulin dog meat festival under way despite outrage

  • 6 hours ago
  • From the section China
Media captionProtesters say that dogs are not being slaughtered in hygienic conditions

An annual dog meat festival in south-west China has begun, amid uproar on the part of animal rights activists.

About 10,000 dogs will be slaughtered for their meat at the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin in Guangxi province on Sunday and Monday to mark the summer solstice, state media said.

One retired school teacher from Tianjin hit the headlines when she purchased dozens of dogs to save them.

Residents and vendors in Yulin say the animals are killed in a humane way.

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A price is negotiated before the dog is killed and cooked

Activists say the killing is cruel and an online campaign to ban the festival…

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