unilad
Advert
Advert
Advert
Advert

Over 1,000 Dogs Destined for Yulin Dog Meat Festival Rescued

by : UNILAD on : 23 May 2017 18:39
PA

More than 1,000 dogs destined for the controversial Yulin dog meat festival have been rescued after being found packed into a truck heading for a slaughterhouse.

Advert

The dogs – and cats – were rescued by Humane Society International (HSI) on Tuesday after they discovered the animals cramped in small cages in the truck.

HSI activists said the truck had been travelling from the southern Gansu province of China, an area which is associated with dog theft, and was intercepted in Guangzhou after travelling 1,948km, according to the Metro.

Getty

Apparently, the poor dogs and cats were starving and ‘wailing in distress’ – and ‘at least 30’ of them were believed to have died from suffocation.

Advert

People at the scene said the lorry driver provided fake papers and said he was unable to provide proof of purchase of the animals – which were believed to have been snatched from the street, or stolen.

Chinese authorities are now investigating the legality of the shipment – which includes inspecting the source of the animals, and the conditions they were transported in.

Getty

The animals were freed from their cages and sent to rescue shelters.

Hopefully they’ll now live happier lives.

Topics: Animals

Credits

Metro
  1. Metro

    More than 1,000 dogs destined for slaughter ahead of Yulin festival rescued