A dog, having just been saved from the Chinese meat trade, actually burst into tears. The dog, a female golden retriever, was seen for sale at a market in China.
Happily, animal lovers from the area paid the meat vendor for the canine, sparing the golden retriever from its impending death.
The aforementioned incident, which occurred at Kunming’s Xiaobanqiao’s market, took place on the 1st of April.
One of the dog’s heroes, who goes by Xu, spoke with the media and said that she worked with dozens of others in order to raise the money to save the golden retriever—and also 20 other dogs. They raised 14,450 yuan, which is about 1,600 GPB.
It is believed that the dogs were actually stolen, then placed in the horrible cages where they waited to be purchased.
The people who rescued the 20 or so dogs volunteer at Kunming’s Sanhe Animal Protection Center. The volunteers travelled to the market in order to search for a pet that had gone missing. While they were there, they noticed the caged canines.
The reactions online to news of the rescued dogs have been heartbreaking, bittersweet, and also thought-provoking.
One user, while glad that the animals are now safe, pointed out that the amount raised was actually a lot of money, which might encourage additional dognappings in the future.
Another described the situation as “sad” and thought the selling of dogs was illegal, but nonetheless offered thanks to the rescuers for saving the animals.
One person said that he or she frequently visits China and Korea and is seeing more people making their mission working towards the protection of animals. That user thinks we should all encourage other animal lovers to raise funds to save more animals.
It is believed that, in China, about 10 million dogs are slaughtered for meat. Cats are also killed for their meat.
According to Animals Asia, a foundation that seeks to end cruelty to animals in Asia, dogs and cats are frequently snatched from the street and then forced into extremely small cages. Many of the animals snatched are actually family pets and still wearing their collars.
The animals are transported long distances without access to water or food. Often, they end up with broken limbs.
When the animals eventually arrive at the meat markets, they are generally exhausted, dehydrated, and injured. They are also made to watch other dogs be bludgeoned, which is a terrifying experience for them. Sometimes they have to watch other dogs be thrown alive into boiling water, which is done to remove the skin.
Animals Asia managed to expose the false claims made by those in the dog meat trade that dogs are raised for food on farms. That is a lie. Most dogs and cats sold at market are either stray animals or family pets that were stolen.
While people believe that the female golden retriever was crying because she was grateful for being saved, the fact of the matter is that the dog had actually just gotten an optical checkup, which may be a more likely explanation for her tears.
As mentioned above, 10 million dogs are slaughtered for meat in China each year. It is believed that 25 million dogs worldwide are eaten every year. In addition to China, dog meat is frequently consumed in Vietnam, Nigeria, and South Korea.
It isn’t actually illegal to sell or to serve dog meat in Canada; however, there are not any plants that are licensed to slaughter dogs, and killing a dog without justification might be considered cruelty, which is punishable by up to five years in prison.
In the United States, it is actually legal to eat dog meat in 43 of the 50 states. Back in the early parts of the 20th century, it was often consumed in the United States due to a meat shortage.
The consumption of dog meat is definitely considered taboo in Britain and Ireland, and it is illegal to kill dogs and cats in Australia for the purpose of eating them or for their use in other products.
In Germany, consuming dog meat has been prohibited since 1986.