Pets snatched and sold as dog meat at ‘unspeakably cruel’ Yulin Festival

Pets snatched and sold as dog meat at ‘unspeakably cruel’ Yulin Festival

Hundreds of dogs will be beaten to death each day throughout the ‘brutal event’ (Picture: Chinatopix)As China’s notorious Yulin annual dog meat festival gets underway an animal charity has demanded the ‘unspeakably cruel trade’ be outlawed.

Dog meat horror: Yulin festival ‘abhorrent’ and ‘appalling’ - actor condemns sick event

Dog meat horror: Yulin festival ‘abhorrent’ and ‘appalling’ - actor condemns sick event

Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan condemned the sick festival, which sees thousands of dogs cruelly killed and eaten every year.

Dog meat horror: Dozens of pets SAVED from slaughterhouse before sick Yulin festival

Dog meat horror: Dozens of pets SAVED from slaughterhouse before sick Yulin festival

Chinese animal activists found 62 dogs in a backstreet slaughterhouse in Yulin (Image: HSI) The terrified pooches were dehydrated, malnourished and some showed signs of sickness (Image: HSI) It comes in the run-up to the annual dog meat festival, which kicks off on Friday (Image: HSI)Many are strays picked up from the streets but others are stolen pets.

Adorable puppies SAVED after rescue from toxic tar by heartwarming community teamwork

Adorable puppies SAVED after rescue from toxic tar by heartwarming community teamwork

Animal rescuers saving puppies coated in tar (Image: Humane Society International ) Kind-hearted pet lovers, ambulance drivers, journalists and animal welfare experts united for the emergency operation to stop the young dogs being mummified in the gluey bitumen.

Heartwarming moment pets saved from dog meat farm arrive in UK – 'Desperate for affection'

Heartwarming moment pets saved from dog meat farm arrive in UK – 'Desperate for affection'

HSI rescuers welcome dogs from South Korea (Image: HSI UK) The dog meat farmer who handed over the nine dogs that arrived in the UK explained why he called time on the business he launched 14 years ago.