Yulin festival: Well Finally Someone took a step to save those innocent dogs. Canada’s Humane Society
International has done it, they saved 110 dogs, destined for a Chinese dog meat festival in order to find a new life in Canada. The Executive director, Rebecca Aldworth, of the animal rights group, said the dogs were landed in Toronto, after rescuing them from China’s Yulin festival earlier this year.
10 to 20 million dogs are killed every year in China for their food, regularly in barbaric and unhygienic conditions.While the dogs were kept at an emergency shelter in China, they were receiving care until their transport could be arranged.Many of them have surprisingly found homes in China.
Before that, China has never exported dogs in such numbers, and the process of obtaining government approvals was difficult. Month after month they worked to overcome bureaucratic hurdles and to identify an airline able to handle such a large shipment.
Finally this week, the government of China issued the export paperwork and Air Canada found space on one of its flights. But during this time, when, the dogs were home free, The smog storm hit northern china that made international headlines. Local activists drove through it all for more than 16 hours to get the dogs to the airport and onto the only remaining available flight. After 6:30 pm that night, the Yulin dogs arrived safe and sound at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
These Deserving dogs will become ambassadors for the campaign to stop the Yulin festival. More than 25 million dogs are fall victim to this barbaric trade each year and more than 15 millions of those are killed in China.
The rescue team mentioned that they saw horrific things, Dogs were crammed together in rusty iron cages, some of them were gasping for air.their bodies were covered in open wounds.
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