The Fédération Cynologique Internationale is the World Canine Organisation and they think it is a good idea to hold a world dog show in China 2019.
A China that has a terrible record of human and animal rights, a country who have festivals where they boil dogs and cats alive, skin them alive, and also use torture to make the meat taste better. I have written several times about Yulin and how a lot o people treat animals in China and will continue to do so until things change for the animals and until China gets out of Tibet. You can read about it here, here and here to mention a few.
How can an organisation and its members who claims to care about dogs think this is a good idea to hold a World Dog Show there?
FCI Director Yves De Clercq said it is not hypocritical to hold the show in China.
“A large majority of our members voted for the World Dog Show to be held in China. I understand protests and make clear the FCI is against any cruelty to animals, specifically dogs. We stand against the cruel ways in which the dogs are killed. This is unbearable. But to ban China from hosting the World Dog Show would be a real bad sign to China. We are saying it is an opportunity to show people dogs are not just food.”
But hang on here. There ARE already a lot o people in China who knows this, who fight against this barbaric treatment. The people who organise such events like the Yulin festival will not care about dogs that are groomed within an inch of their life. They don’t give a toss about shiny fur or dogs stretched let right and centre to pose perfect for some judges. They don’t see these dogs as pets, but just meat and that will not change because of some dog show.
No the only proper thing would be of this FCI and the worlds Kennel clubs to boycott this event, to mark clearly that it is NOT accepted to treat animals like this, that it is not acceptable to torture or boil dogs alive. It is NOT acceptable to skin a dog alive, or to beat it to death in beliefs that it makes the meat taste better. It has NOT any medicinal properties, nor can it cool you during summer, heat you up during the winter OR bring you good luck.
Do NOT allow any international dog show there until the Chinese government stand up and ban all festivals and torture. Frankly I find it disgusting that FCI claim to care about dogs welfare but allow China to host this event.
Please watch this video, but I warn you it is nauseating and cruel:
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Also let your voice be heard in social media and wherever you can, we need to stop this madness now. Thank you