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China to Ban Sale of Dog Meat at Controversial Yulin Festival

In a huge win for animal rights activists, the sale of dog meat will be banned at the controversial Yulin Festival in China this year. According to the South China Morning Post, the ban will go into effect a week prior to the festival’s June 21 opening. An estimated 10 million to 20 million dogs are killed for their meat each year in China, the article stated. "The Yulin government is set to prohibit restaurants, street vendors and market traders from selling dog meat at the event,” a press release from the Humane Society International and the Duo Duo Project stated.
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