A Chinese woman saved 360 dogs which were going to be killed in the Dog Meat Festival in China.
This is from Buzzmag.
In Yulin, Guangxi, China, about 10,000 dogs are slaughtered for food every year at a Dog Meat Festival.
It is a tradition in China.
It is said that if you eat dog meat on the summer solstice, it brings good health and luck.
However, they transfer the dogs in small cages, and kill the dogs by cruel methods.
Criticism of this is led by animal protection groups all over the world.
This is a story of a woman who saved 360 dogs from the Dog Meat Festival.
She was a teacher before retirement.
Her name is Mrs.Yang Xiaoyun, (65), from Tianjin.
She saved 50,000 Renminyuan (about 1,000,000 yen), and bought as many dogs as she could from the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, Guangxi, which is about 2,658 km from her home.
She brought the dogs to her animal shelter in Tianjin Stray Animal Rescue Centre.
There are over 1,000 dogs and over 200 cats in this shelter.
Despite good thoughts about this, it’s hard for many people to put their ideas into action.
Why does Mrs. Xiaoyun continue this activity?
It started when Mts.Xiaoyun’s husband passed away.
One day, she was thinking about killing herself.
She saw someone throw a kitten into a river, and she saved this kitten.
Since then, she has tried to protect abandoned dogs and cats as much as possible.
Most of them have handicaps or injuries, and sometimes their eyes had been scooped out.
She is doing this activity because she wants to save such animals, even one she possibly can.
As they are living creatures, the work is not completed when she rescues them.
She works hard to take care of them.
She wakes up 5:00AM every morning.
She has one meal a day.
But she makes the animals’ food for 8 hours, giving it to them twice a day.
She devotes herself to animals.
I greatly admire her activity.
It is difficult to change tradition.
But I hope Mrs.Xiaoyun’s effort changes that tradition, and lessens slaughter the dogs.
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