Celebrities Produce Emotional Video To Stop Animal Cruelty In China
WARNING: Graphic images.
An array of Hollywood actors have made an emotional plea against the barbaric torture of cats and dogs in China.
People reports that each year thousands of dogs are stolen and crammed into tiny cages only to be killed for their meat and served up to attendees of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
The celebrities are working with Marc Ching who founded the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation. Ching is currently in China working to save the stricken animals.
Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix, Pamela Anderson and a host of others appear in this emotional video in order to raise awareness and, hopefully, end this awful practice.
Speaking in the video Ching says:
This is built upon the belief that if you torture or abuse the animal, it makes the meat taste better or that it gives health benefit to who eats it. Whether or not you think it is something to be eaten or on the menu, cruelty and torture and violence is wrong.
You’ll be glad to read that Marc’s work is yeilding some results. This week Humane Society International (HSI) saved 29 dogs and five cats from a slaughterhouse in Yulin.
The man in charge of HSI’s operation Peter Li said:
The police presence is heavy and the atmosphere is very tense, so this was not an easy rescue. But we were determined to save animals from their gruesome fate at Yulin.
Mr Li said the dogs and cats were very afraid, but once they realised the team were there to help, they quickly responded with licks and wagging tails.
It’s shocking to think that if we had not been there, all these animals would have been beaten to death and eaten.
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival was started in an effort to boost the area’s dog meat trade in 2010 – let’s just hope the team can continue to save these poor animals from such needless cruel torture.
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