VIDEO: Dog Meat Protest Takes Trafalgar Square
BY JOE SAXON
A protest took place in Trafalgar Square yesterday in response to the cat and dog meat trade in China, where animals are still boiled and skinned alive during the annual Yulin festival.
Since the inception of the festival, over 10’000 dogs and 4’000 cats have been killed. Protesters claim that the ‘barbaric process’ is down to people believing that the suffering of the animals leads to a better quality meat.
Members of the public were asked to sign petitions that encouraged the Chinese government to improve meat industry laws. Protests of this kind have previously taken place in other countries, but this was the first of its kind in the UK.