It’s this time of year again, where the Chinese Guangxi Province host the Yulin Lychee and Dog Meat Festival. Many of these animals are stolen from residents and sold at this festival and market. They skin the animals alive, beat them to death, then sell their “meat” to thousands of Chinese attendees. Even though 64% of Chinese (according to CCTV, China’s national broadcaster) are AGAINST eating dogs and think this eating dogs should be banned in China.
Many people argue, “we eat pics, cows, etc, why do we make such a big deal about eating dogs?”, my reply to those people is:
In a perfect world, (in my opinion) also pigs/cows/etc would not be harvested and slaughtered for human consumption… people do not NEED animal flesh to live. You eat it because that’s what you were raised to eat, and so were your parents and before them. It’s “normal” but that doesn’t necessarily it’s right, nor does it mean that you should have the right to eat anything in the world that is non human. Animals are born and raised by their mothers/fathers, with the same organs as humans, we are more intelligent than the way we act.
The taste of a juicy burger that we ate since young, compared to the knowledge of the fact all animals have nervous systems, brains, feelings, emotions…. most of us choose to ignore that for the selfish fact we can continue eating those tasty burgers rather than boring vegetables, fruits, nuts, etc. imo.
I welcome your comments and opinions too. If you do not agree with me, please don’t send hate mail, but instead enlighten me! I am inviting for discussion on this topic.