A resigned teacher and creature advocate spared the lives of 100 canines on Saturday after she paid about $1,100 to spare them from a yearly puppy meat celebration in the southern Chinese city of Yulin.
Yang Xiaoyun (L) utilizes a cell telephone beside an enclosure pleasing pooches which she bought from puppy merchants to safeguard them from canine meat merchants at an impermanent haven in front of a nearby canine meat celebration in Yulin, Guangxi Autonomous Region, June 21, 2015. Neighborhood occupants in Yulin have little social affairs to devour puppy meat and lychees amid the celebration, which falls on Monday this year, in festivity of the late spring solstice which denote the happening to the most smoking days. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon – RTX1HGUK
Yang Xiaoyun, 65, went around 1,500 miles from her home in the city of Tianjin to secure the pooches, Agence France-Presse reported.
She gets ready suppers for the creatures and calls them her “kids,” the India Times reported. Her asylum now houses just about 1,500 canines and 200 felines.
This picture taken on June 20, 2015 shows animal-loving Yang Xiaoyun (C) going around buying some 100 dogs at a market in Yulin, in southern China’s Guangxi province. Yang has paid more than 1,000 USD to prevent around 100 canines from being eaten ahead of a dog meat festival which has provoked outrage worldwide. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Around 10,000 puppies are executed every year for the Yulin celebration, which matches with the mid year solstice. A portion of the puppies that touch base in the city have collars, reported the Daily Beast, showing that they might be stolen pets. Performing artist and creature advocate Ricky Gervais denounced the celebration and said footage he saw from past years made himextremely upset. “I will always remember the look of bewilderment and trepidation on the characteristics of these poor creatures – the canines and felines anticipate a horrendous destiny,” he said in an announcement. “No creature should be dealt with like this.”