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Horrifying video shows dogs cooked alive, tortured with boiling water in Chinese dog meat market
Aidan Wallace
Published:
February 5, 2020
Updated:
February 5, 2020 6:44 PM EST
Dogs look out from a cage at a dog farm during a rescue event, involving the closure of the farm organised by the Humane Society International (HSI), in Hongseong on February 13, 2019. JUNG YEON-JE / AFP/Getty Images
It’s despicable.
Disturbing footage reveals the nightmarish realities of the dog meat trade in China as video supposedly shows dogs being cooked alive on barbecues and other horrific acts such as boiling water being thrown at them, Metro.co.uk reported.
The news outlet did not publish the video because it was too graphic but did attach screenshots that show a glimpse of the horrific scenes.
In the video, a dog is seen barking in pain while it is being cooked alive while two men look on, laughing.
A separate video shot in the Hubei province in China shows a tortured dog with shaved hindquarters having boiling water thrown on it.
The videos were sent by animal rights group NoToDogMeat to help shed light on the conditions of dog meat markets in China.
“For the last three years NoToDogMeat has been helping grassroots activists in South Korea, China and Indonesia,” NoToDogMeat’s website reads. “We believe such activists will be the main engine for change in these countries and are encouraged to see the passion and dedication of an emerging number of such people.”
According to Humane Society International, 30 million dogs are killed annually in the dog meat trade across Asia.
“Dog and cat traders snatch animals from the streets, steal pets from backyards or buy them from owners,” the HSI’s website reads.
HSI does state that “most people across Asia don’t eat dogs or cats,” and that “there is increasingly vocal local opposition to this trade due to cruelty, criminality and human health concerns” across Asia.
There are also dog meat bans in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore.
Unfortunately, the grisly practice can often rear its head at festivals. The Yulin dog meat festival in Yulin, Guangxi, China is one such example.
Julia de Cadenet, founder of NoToDogMeat, told Metro.co.uk her organization isn’t trying to run an “anti-Asia campaign,” saying one of the big problems is that local people who witness the gruesome trade first hand are “not allowed to speak out.”
http://notodogmeat.com/OurWork.php
http://hsi.org/issues/dog-meat-trade
http://torontosun.com/news/world/hor...og-meat-market