These disturbing images show dogs being cooked and served up as a meal in a grim Chinese tradition. [Editor’s Note: Photos are available at the original article link below.]

The animals are chopped up and cooked in front of diners – despite a growing anti-cruelty campaign.

A group of Chinese activists in Yulin City, Guangxi province, descended on the dog meat market campaigning against eating the animals.

Artist Pian Shan Kong knelt down in front of the dead animals confessing for people’s sins as he apologised to the dead animals during the demonstration.

China is yet to make animal cruelty illegal and end the grim tradition despite campaigning by animal rights activists.

Pet lovers’ associations have sprung up in Chinese cities over recent years.

While many Chinese enjoy rich dog meat, especially during cold winters, some object to the practice in some regions of beating dogs to death to release the blood into the meat.

When food is scarce, dogs are eaten as an emergency food source around China in a practice which is seen as socially acceptable.

As the country becomes more affluent, a growing number of families are buying dogs as pets fuelling the growing campaign against animal cruelty.

In April, more than 500 dogs set to be slaughtered were saved when the truck they were being carried in to the slaughterhouse was intercepted by activists.

Many of the 505 creatures had barely survived their terrible ordeal, having endured cramped conditions and a lack of water during their near 1,000 mile journey by road.

But rescue came too late for 11 dogs which had succumbed to dehydration and exposure.

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    This may not be the drug’s fault.  He’s probably emulating his President.

  • IKantunderstand

    Yep, model minority. Perhaps Obama could start a new website: Share your favorite dog recipes  with potus and flotus, and win a dinner with them at the WH. First course: Chicken Poodle Soup. Winner’s recipe featured as main course.  

    • The__Bobster

      Will our resident Sinophile gong in on this story? 😉

      • zimriel

        I can fill in, if you like.

        The anti-dog-eating activists are also Chinese. (I assume that they are Chinese. I certainly can’t imagine European resident-aliens standing up against this practice.) This means that the Chinese are changing their tune here.

        • mikejones91

          Your joking right? If anyone is gonna stand up for animal rights, it’s Europeans. 

    • Hirschibold

       Now now. No jokes about the president eating dogs. We who watch MSNBC know it is far worse to put a dog in a crate and latch it to the roof when the canine has diarrhea, than it is to actually consume the flesh of a dog. 

      • IKantunderstand

        I believe it is only worse, when said dog butt is pointed at the windshield.  Other than that distinction, my humble apologies to all MSNBC (the network of truth) viewers.I stand (sort of) corrected. 

      • It’s indicative, that even in our advanced state of communication, we still have to find fault with a President’s policies – by showing pics of cute little puppies.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    About three jobs back, I worked in a casino. There was a large oriental membership, and one of the regulars, a Cantonese from Hong Kong named Jimmy Chan, openly admitted to me that chinamen enjoy eating dog meat. He further admitted that in the UK it was not unusual for stray dogs to go missing only to end up in chinese “take-aways”.
    Moral of the story?: be careful what you buy at your local, smiling, chinese “resturaunt”.

    • zimriel

      Amongst the Min, predominant in Taiwan (the only part of China I’ve visited), dog is a winter food, like turkey in the States. And yes, stray dogs go missing there too…

      What was weird to me was to see packs of feral strays in the nice neighbourhood I stayed at. I never saw anything like this in the States. So now I have to wonder if the Min (and Cantonese, and other south Chinese) deliberately let stray dogs roam around just so they have an excuse to cull them for food in the winter. If there was a dogcatcher or dogpound, I didn’t hear of it.

      I gather that the Mandarin wouldn’t ever eat dog, though. Too prole for them.

  • In one sense, the Chinese are efficient with their sources of food; shark fin dumplings, chicken feet and many more that I don’t want to know about. They can turn any animal and their various parts into food. They even use gold plated, roasted human fetuses for rituals:
     
    Roasted Fetuses In Luggage: Chow Hok Kuen Intended Gold-Leafed Corpses For Ritual, Cops Say
     
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/22/roasted-fetuses-luggage-chow-hok-kuen-gold-leaf-corpses-thailand_n_1536361.html
     
    This is definitely a cultural difference. I don’t know of any sane white person eating cats and dogs. 
     
     
     

    • zimriel

       We do eat pigs though; which beasts have the brains of cats and dogs. (Mind you, so do Asians, so that’s a wash.)

    • Sherman_McCoy

      What about the REST of the shark that is routinely thrown back into the ocean?

  • IstvanIN

    While I would never eat a dog or cat, let’s be honest, the type of animal consumed is culturally and environmentally based. The only objection I would have is the manner in which an animal is slaughtered. The more civilized a society is the more humane its method of slaughter, or at least the more humane it tries to be. A society that argues over the humane treatment of animals is a society evolving in the right direction.

    Muslims are not very civilized and it shows in how they slaughter their animals. It also has a direct correlation on how they treat their woman. American Blacks are even less civilized, look at how they treat dogs, woman and children. That is why separation is best, they can live the way they want and we can live the way we want.

  • tickyul

    I love dogs and cats. I think that many Americans consider cats and dogs as family member if they own them. Even if it is not your cat or dog, the special status of cats and dogs is present in most Americans minds.

    But hey, just not the same thing in China….not their fault. Most Chinese probably view a cat or dog the same way they view a horse or goat…..food or livestock.

    • mikejones91

      Correction–WHITE minds…Blacks hate animals. Just today a pitbull puppy was burned to death by a rabid pack of youths.

    • IKantunderstand

      But hey, it’s just not the same thing in the Congo! Eating humans is viewed as eating, well, humans! It’s not their fault, most sub-saharan africans probably view humans the same way they view ANYTHING they eat. Yup, cultural relativism: one man’s meat is literally another man’s meat.  

    • goyey

       Most dogs for the table are stolen from others, but not fed. Those dogs were the pets of others.

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

         We have periodically had problems with horses being stolen from ranches and riding stables in California.  The thieves take the horses at night and they end up in Mexico, where they are slaughtered for dog food, and sometimes exported to countries like France, where eating horse is considered normal.  But wonderful, valuable and much loved horses are taken.

        • tickyul

          I love animals a LOT. But honestly, cats and dogs seem a lot closer to humans and vice-versa. I love horses, but I view them as another animal, one that can be worked or EATEN……yes I would dine on Hungarian Goulash.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

             I lived in a country right next to Hungary.  My new friend there took me to a restaurant where they served horse and recommended it to me, knowing that I was a horseman who loved horses.  I would only fall to eating them in the most dire circumstances.  Some cultures developed a taste for horse meat due to periods of want. 

  • Church_of_Jed

    Let’s insist that the campus cross cultural festivity night include dog beating before supper.

  • Diamond_Lil

    I’ve always had a medium-large dog, Rottweilers, Chow, Sharpeis, Boxer-Lab.  They not only have provided me household protection but unconditional affection and protectiveness toward my children (whenever my dog started barking frantically, I knew my son was up to no good, like trying to scale the backyard stone fence when he was three).  I have the same disgust about cultures eating horses.  Horses are such fine, noble, beautiful creatures.  Some dignity in death is in order here, not dinner. 

  • KenelmDigby

    Like it not, these are the people who will be running the Earth in just a few generations’ time.
    I’m afraid whitey is out of the race, and won’t even be master in his own home (ie Europe, north America), towards the end of the century.
     This is a largely ignored and unremarked feature of whitey’s demise, when he is gone (and gone he assuredly will be – thank you Mr. Politician!), who will ever speak up for the dumb animals let alone the starving billions, the rainforests, the ancient habitats and their ecosystems etc?

    I’m afraid that the political elitists, the lefties,the neocons, the feministas, the woolly minded idiots who keep elected the political trash to office, Peter Sutherland, etc etc  have absolutely no idea of the ventual implications of their madness and mischief.

    •  No, they won’t (just, I’m tired of writing why ). Btw- anyone’s seen Engelman with a Lassie ?

  • Lynceus

    Yeah, it’s like the old Chinese cookbook, “18 ways to Wok your Dog”; which fits in well with the old adage that says the Chinese will eat anything with four legs except the table. This story is old and gets recycled on a regular basis. What’s more disturbing is the complete lack of any environmental sense from the Chinese or Asians in general. Combine that with all the elixirs and superstitions they believe in which call for rare and exotic species (rhino horn, tiger bone, etc.), a growing middle class, and you’ve got a recipe (no pun intended) for disaster. There are no “threatened species list” in China; only menus.

  • WhitesRdumb

    In Stockton California (yes the same one that just went belly up) they stopped giving away dogs and cats at the animal shelter in the 70s when the Vietnamese refuges came because they were eating them. They started charging people $50-$100 for an animal so it would be cheaper for the Asians to buy beef, chicken, or pork.

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

       I remember that.  They also went to the beautiful duck pond at William Land Park in Sacramento and stole the ducks.

      • tickyul

        Most areas with ponds usually get way too many ducks, unsanitary and it stinks. I have though at times it should be legal to wring a neck or two and bring’em home.

        • Anon12

          That is awful, the way you think! Most Whites have empathy and love for all animals. They breathe and have feelings of pain just like you do! And they are INNOCENT!  Humans for the most part are not.

          • tickyul

            So you are a member of The Vegancult????

            I love animals, but I also love eating them.

    • The__Bobster

      At my local pound, they knew something was wrong when the Koreans’ eyes would light up (the part you could see of them) when they were told the license fee was the same for all the dogs. Naturally, they went for the largest dogs.

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    Here are our intellectual superiors and the ones who will lead the world soon?

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

     You have a point.  But I think it’s the method of processing that matters.

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

     Or you could opt for the every popular dog poo poo platter.

  • The__Bobster

    China has restaurants that specialize in rat dishes. Sometimes they leave the hair intact for “authenticity”.

  • Perhaps this article sheds some light on the real reason the Chinese have allowed Blacks to emigrate to China.  Africans have been eating each other ever since that first one ventured down from the tree, so the Chinese may be wondering just how tasty they are.

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  • china the rats of the world

  • Animal lover

    Why is a country like China so cruel to their animals. I think China is a disgusting country. I would be disgusted with myself to be associated with people like them. CHINA you stink.