Dogs are man's best friend, or so the saying goes in the western hemisphere. That's why so many people are disgusted and horrified by the Yulin Dog Festival, an annual event in the city of Yulin, China where thousands of dogs are slaughtered and eaten by the locals. While eating dog meat seems barbaric to many people, it's been a normal activity in parts of China for hundreds of years. In fact, there are many cultures that eat canines. Activists around the world have been trying to stop the Yulin Dog Festival for years but the controversial dog meat festival is still going strong despite their best efforts.
So what really happens at the Yulin Dog Festival and is it as bad as those on the western side of the globe imagine? It's hard to judge the people of Yulin, considering how many people eat pigs and cows without batting an eye but critics of the festival are adamant that dogs are unique because of their relationships with humans. It is also true that many of the dogs that make the trip to Yulin are treated poorly. The ensuing facts about the Yulin festival should settle the debate about dog meat once and for all.