If you aren’t aware of this horrific, torturous series of events, google it. WARNING-the images are very disturbing and graphic. Essentially, stray dogs are captured and even pets are stolen, cramped into small cages and tortured endlessly before they are eaten. In fact, these animal abusers believe the meat is more tasty if the dogs are tortured first. As many as 10,000 dogs are beaten, skinned alive, boiled and blowtorched before they are served as someone’s meal. And it is going on right now.
And Simon isn’t having it. In fact, he is calling upon the people of China and his worldwide audience to take a stand against Yulin.
“Right now, thousands of dogs and cats in China need our help. Over the past few days these poor animals – many of them stolen pets – have been crammed onto trucks in wire cages without food or water, and driven for hours under miserable conditions. Their appalling fate? To be cruelly beaten, then slaughtered and eaten as part of an annual ‘festival’ held in Yulin. It’s so brutal, it makes me sick thinking about it. The cruelty, pain and terror these animals experience is disgusting and there are no words to describe how upset this makes me feel.”
“But we are the only hope for these poor animals. Together we must stand strong with the millions of people across China who, just like us, love animals and passionately oppose this cruelty.”
Currently, the Humane Society International and various rescue groups are on the ground trying to save as many of these dogs as possible. Please spread the word about this horrific ‘festival’ in the hopes that it will be stopped. You can use the hashtag #StopYulin across all social media. And you can help one dedicated man and his foundation Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation fight this evil by clicking here. What do you think of this? Comment below!