“With the current state of lockdown, we wanted to create a positive and fun experience for all pet owners to come together and interact with their pets through ‘Pet Social’.
The black and white cat we later named Huru, and the ginger one Yulu; the black and white dog we called Ricky, after our supporter Ricky Gervais, and his little brown friend we called Tom. Yulu and Huru, the two cats who were rescued from a slaughterhouse in Yulin, China, rest in their kennel at the Washington Animal Rescue League (Picture: HSI)They looked so tiny and vulnerable, and had come so close to death.
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.
The bill intends to ‘ban the consumption of dog meat’ (Picture: Getty images) Conservative MP Bill Wiggin says the UK should set an example to the rest of the world (Picture: House of Commons) The MP wanted the UK to act as an example to rest of the world, ‘because China argue that until we make it illegal, why should they?’ 450 tonnes of dog meat were imported to Japan between 1997-2017, he added.