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Fri Jun 10, 2016, 01:01 PM

Protestors file petition with 11m signatures against Chinese dog-meat festival

Source: Times of India

BEIJING: Animal rights activists demanding end to the slaughter and eating of dogs at a Chinese festival today delivered a petition with 11 million signatures to authorities in Beijing.

The two dozen activists were accompanied by dogs and unveiled banners with pictures of the animals above the message "I'm not your dinner" as they presented the petition at the representative office of Yulin city, where the festival is held.

The annual festival, which is set to begin on June 21, sees residents of the southern city consume dog meat with thousands of dogs expected to be slaughtered.


Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Protestors-file-petition-with-11m-signatures-against-Chinese-dog-meat-festival/articleshow/52689604.cms?

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Reply Protestors file petition with 11m signatures against Chinese dog-meat festival (Original post)
MariaThinks Jun 2016 OP
leftyladyfrommo Jun 2016 #1
msongs Jun 2016 #2
renate Jun 2016 #4
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2016 #8
cagefreesoylentgreen Jun 2016 #10
Reter Jun 2016 #20
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2016 #3
Crash2Parties Jun 2016 #11
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2016 #13
Crash2Parties Jun 2016 #15
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2016 #16
Duppers Jun 2016 #17
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2016 #18
RealAmericanDem Jun 2016 #5
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2016 #6
red dog 1 Jun 2016 #7
NWCorona Jun 2016 #9
Jnclr89 Jun 2016 #12
Sunlei Jun 2016 #14
napkinz Jun 2016 #19

Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 01:43 PM

1. Good.

It's a start.

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 02:28 PM

2. where's petition for chicken meat? fish meat? cow and pig meat? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:37 PM

4. I agree

I'm a vegetarian (like you, I'm guessing?). And I feel the same way, very much so. I won't go into it further because, for some reason I can't understand, other people's vegetarianism upsets some (not most, of course) people who like to eat meat, and I'm just barely starting to get over the primaries and am looking forward to DU's becoming a friendlier place again.

But there's something about companion animals that makes eating them particularly repellent. We've bred them not only to be docile but to actually love us. There is no animal more loyal than a dog. (And some cats ) Betraying that trust is just too disgusting for words. It adds sociopathy to cruelty.

But again, I agree with you 100%.

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 05:55 PM

8. +1000

 

why do dogs get a pass over a cow or pig. Hell, pigs are more intelligent than dogs

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 06:30 PM

10. This

I'll take this more seriously when I see Hindus protesting steak houses.

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:53 PM

20. Thankfully, no where in sight

 

n/t

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:16 PM

3. My name is on that petition.

I'm glad to say.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 11:47 PM

11. Maybe I should sign it - someone hold my hamburger for me?

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Response to Crash2Parties (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:49 AM

13. I don't get it

People who think celebrations of cruelty are joke material or think it's funny to mock people who care about it.

Some people (not me) think trans mocking is funny, which I'd bet you would stand against, and want allies too.......some people only seem to get their caring up when it's their personal issue.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 05:27 PM

15. NOT mocking the cruelty, nor the protests of the same.

My point is that people are deciding that because it is dogs and not one of the animals we factory farm here, it's inherently different.

It's not.

I was mocking the people who say it's wrong to do that to dogs - while figuratively eating a hamburger, which statistically likely came from a factory farm. Some are focusing on that aspect (that it's dogs) rather than the cruelty, I fear simply because of cultural bias.

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Response to Crash2Parties (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 05:42 PM

16. Oh, I misunderstood.

Yes, I agree....the suffering we humans inflict on...everything. All I can do is the best I can, myself, and it's damn imperfect anyway.

Then there are the trundling masses, who don't bother to think past the latest bling...and I can't change that.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 06:05 PM

17. Mine too!

Proud to have signed.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 06:08 PM

18. Yay!!

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:38 PM

5. I won't eat dogs...


Now, no promises when it comes to cats though. So many good recipes, so little time.

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 04:28 PM

6. How about SPAM sculpted in the shape of a poodle?

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 04:37 PM

7. K&R!

I feel sorry for all the animals in China..especially the angora rabbits who have their fur cruelly ripped off them every three months or so, even though there are other ways to "collect" the fur.

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 06:16 PM

9. The meat markets in China are something to see.

Definitely not for the timid.

I hope the activists are successful.

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

12. The Chinese are dispicalbe in the animal slave trade

 

but 11 million people are less than 1% of their total population. I love animals, but I'm trying to explain the problem there.

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:16 AM

14. 11 million signatures!

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 06:31 PM

19. kick

they torture the dogs before they kill them ... absolutely barbaric!

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