The Yulin Dog Festival is an annual celebration held in Yulin, Guanxi, China, during the Summer Solstice. Festival goers eat a variety of dog meat dishes in packed restaurants that specialize in the meat. It is estimated that about 15,000 dogs are consumed during the festival. For more information on the festival, read our reports here and here.
Many groups and individuals have dedicated time to campaign against the event organizers and Chinese authorities to stop the cruel abuse of dogs during this festival. In order for the campaign against Yulin to grow, more and more people need to get involved. In this article, we will list some of the many ways in which you can use your voice and become an activist.
Sign and Share Petitions
There are many petitions on the web that want to end the Yulin Dog Festival. Signing and sharing petitions is one of the best ways to spread awareness about the festival. If we were to compile a list of all petitions that campaign against the festival, it would probably take years. Here are some of the main petitions, but we encourage you to sign as many as possible.
Write to Embassies and Government Officals
Write to your country’s Chinese Embassy and express your opinion on the slaughter of dogs for consumption in Yulin. We also recommend writing to your government officials, relative ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs, etc. When writing to embassies and government officials always remember to be polite. They will not tolerate activists threatening them. Listed below are some Chinese Embassies.
Donate or Volunteer
By donating to or volunteering with a non profit organization that specializes in the area of animal cruelty prevention, you can make big change. There are many charities and organizations that campaign against Yulin. If you have the time and want to make a change we highly recommend volunteering or donating. Listed below are some great animal welfare organizations you may like to help out. This is a short list and there are many other groups out there that need support too.
Educate Friends, Family and Your Community
You can majorly help the fight against the dog meat trade and Yulin by simply telling your friends and family about Yulin and the inhumane torture dogs are subjected to. Inspire them to help you fight against Yulin. When you have a group of friends and family that all believe Yulin must be stopped, why not campaign your community? Hand out fliers and raise awareness. Maybe even hold a charity fundraiser for one of the organizations listed above.
Use Social Networking Sites – Share, Share, Share!
There are hundreds of Facebook pages dedicated to spreading the word on the harsh realities of Yulin. Here at Founder.it we strongly support the page Stop Yulin Dog Festival on Facebook and we encourage you to like their page. Use the power of sites like Facebook and spread the word.
Yulin needs to be stopped. We strongly encourage you to do any of the above activities. It will strongly help in the campaign against the “festival”. Use your voice and power as a human to stand up for our four legged friends. Become an activist.
Also be sure to like Stop Yulin Dog Festival on Facebook.