China launches brutal dog meat festival this week despite worldwide protests
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Animal rights activists in the United States, China, and many other countries around the world are crestfallen this week as the Yulin Dog Meat Festival kicks off in rural southern China. The festival, which also exists to celebrate lychee fruit, centers around a gruesome main attraction. Thousands of dogs are brutally beaten, burned, skinned—typically while still alive, and while their abusers are smiling—and then eventually eaten. Since it began in 2010, the festival - which operates without...