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Dog lovers and dog eaters
clash over festival

Agence Presse France, by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 6/21/2014 11:20:28 PM

BEIJING, June 21 — Animal lovers provoked an angry backlash from residents of a Chinese city after protesting a controversial festival today in which locals celebrate the summer solstice by eating dog meat, witnesses and media said. Activists have flocked for weeks to Yulin, in the southwestern region of Guangxi, to protest the local custom of eating dog—particularly on the summer solstice, which fell today, in an event dubbed the “dog meat festival”. But their efforts have backfired. “A lot of people have said, ‘I don’t eat dog meat, but just because of these idiots, I will go buy dog meat

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What´s doing among the ChiComs these days.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fayebeck, 6/21/2014 11:27:48 PM     (No. 9895168)

President obama is calling for a summit.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/21/2014 11:28:03 PM     (No. 9895169)

Old joke ...

What´s the best selling cookbook in China?

How to Wok Your Dog.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Screwgun, 6/21/2014 11:45:57 PM     (No. 9895179)

You don´t see any stray dogs or cats in any city´s Chinatown.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4justice, 6/22/2014 12:58:51 AM     (No. 9895210)

I had a friend who was once married to a guy from China. He said black dog was considered a delicacy.....eeeeewww Sorry, but I don´t even like the idea of eating cows and chickens...but dogs? That is just disgusting. I respect all living creatures and I wouldn´t eat any meat if my body didn´t require it. But I get anemic if I don´t. Plus, I DO love the taste of a good steak! ...unfortunately ...well, that´s Mother Nature! Just don´t hurt my critters!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 6/22/2014 2:31:29 AM     (No. 9895227)

Oh, my. Major culture shock.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 6/22/2014 2:40:40 AM     (No. 9895228)

Tell PETA about this, quick. Maybe a few members would be dumb enough to go to China and protest.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/22/2014 3:11:07 AM     (No. 9895234)

Is Obama invited? Will he take home a doggy bag?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: provide, 6/22/2014 7:00:39 AM     (No. 9895300)

I wonder if this new festival will be a public weekend celebration in Seattle, home of tolerance and PETA card holders.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Adnova, 6/22/2014 8:13:38 AM     (No. 9895367)

Wouldn´t both sides be considered dog lovers in this case?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Susannah, 6/22/2014 10:47:41 AM     (No. 9895529)

The breakfast menu featured beagles and lox.

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