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Dog Peddlers Abuse Dogs to Get Higher Price from Dog Lovers

A dog peddler is lifting up a dog with a fork.
A dog lover is holding a dog in her arms.
An animal protection [group] leader holding a small dog with tears in her eyes.

From QQ:

Dog Peddlers in Guangxi Yulin Abuse Dogs to Force Dog Lovers to Buy Them at High Prices

Legal Evening News/The Mirror report (reporters Zou Yan, Liu Chang) — At about 11 o’clock in the morning [June 20], at the grand marketplace in Yulin, a dog peddler was haggling with dog lovers over the price of a dog, and because they couldn’t agree on a price, the dog peddler lifted the dog high into the air three times with metal prongs, doing so to force the dog lovers to buy the dog at a high price. In the end, a woman paid 350 yuan to buy the dog. At the scene, quite a few dog peddlers used mistreatment of the dogs to force dog lovers to buy the dogs.

A dog peddler being paid after selling a cage of dogs.
A dog peddler being paid after selling a cage of dogs.

Also, according to the official Weibo account of Chengdu Commercial Daily, on the eve of the “Dog Meat Festival”, a large number of dog lovers gathered in Yulin. On the morning of [June] 20, at 9 o’clock, at the Yulin dog meat market, upon seeing that there were dog lovers present, some dog peddlers began abusing their dogs at the scene, yelling: ”Will you people buy it or not? If not, I’ll strangle it to death [with the prongs]!” Dog lovers bought the dogs with tears in their eyes, and the dog peddlers waved the cash they got before the surrounding onlookers. The onlookers cheered, and some even gave them the thumbs-up.

A dog headed to dinner table saved after some haggling.
A dog headed to dinner table saved after some haggling.
Dog peddlers put multiple adult dogs inside one cage to sell.
Dog peddlers put multiple adult dogs inside one cage to sell.
In order to get a higher price, a dog peddler kicks a dog with his foot to get animal protection group members to pay money to buy it.
In order to get a higher price, a dog peddler kicks a dog with his foot to get animal protection group members to pay money to buy it.
Dogs in a cage.
Bewildered eyes, waiting to live or die.

A dog peddler is lifting up a dog with a fork.

A dog peddler is lifting up a dog with a fork.

A dog peddler is lifting up a dog with a fork.

Comments from QQ:

Qian行:

The dog peddlers’ behavior is indeed immoral, but maybe the root of this is the inappropriate behavior of those people seeking to protect the dogs [inspiring] the dog peddlers’. After all, without buying and selling, there wouldn’t be any dog-clamping [with prongs]. When you touch upon the bottom line of a profession/business, problems of humanity are exposed. After all, loving dogs is a hobby of yours, while they rely on this to make a living.

戈子:

Yulin welcomes you! What you see is not necessarily the truth, to say nothing of some photos taken by so-called reporters! Everybody has the right to choose whether to eat [dog meat] or not, and as long as laws aren’t being broken, don’t let our countrymen curse each other online because of dogs, [because] there are still many things that need our attention, [so] stop using foreigners this or that to make comparisons! I am from Yulin, and I speak for myself!

SS-流星雨:

The person who clamped the dog is despicable, and the people who looked on and applauded are even worse!

Big Brother:

Eating dog meat is okay, but the precondition is that pain and suffering be minimized when the little dog is killed. This abusing of the dogs thoroughly departs from this precondition. I endorse culture/tradition of eating dog meat, but I am against the mistreatment/abuse of dogs.

莪dē佪憶ァ:

Fuck, if some people don’t have the heart to eat doggies because they are cute, it’s understandable, but you can’t curse people who eat dogs beasts. What right do you have to curse people [as such]? You guys don’t eat meat? If we say eating dog meat is very cruel and harming life, and say people who eat dogs are beasts, do you dare stop eating pigs, cows, and lamb? You best stop eating vegetables too, [because] crops are plants, and plants also have life. You can forget about drinking water as well, because there are fucking microorganisms in the water.

与生俱来的倔强ヾ:

Here in Yanbian, there has been a habit of eating dog meat ever since ancient times. Although I also like dogs a lot, we should be a little rational. As long as there are farms, there will be slaughterhouses. If dog lovers could really save all the dogs from all the dog farmers in the world, I would rather not eat dog meat.

淡忘:

“Dog lovers bought the dogs with tears in their eyes, and the dog peddlers waved the cash they got before the surrounding onlookers. The onlookers cheered, and some even gave them the thumbs-up.”

秋雨:

Where do all these dog lovers come from?

小淡妆:

Tomorrow [June 21] is the Summer Solstice Dog Meat Festival, and I’m going to buy dog meat to eat.

葱头:

I’m going to kill three dogs to treat my friends today. The price for each dog is 100,000 RMB [for those who want to save them]. I don’t have to kill the dogs, and can eat only chicken and duck instead. However, aren’t dog lovers all rich? Let’s see just how far your compassion goes.

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Written by Peter Barefoot

Peter is a born and raised Chengdunese who enjoys drinking with all his friends.

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