Culture And Animal Rights Clash Over Yulin Dog Meat Festival
Each year, the southern Chinese city of Yulin cooks and eats about 10,000 dogs during the summer solstice.By Katie Link | June 9, 2015
The decades-old tradition of eating dog and cat meat during the summer solstice seems normal for residents in the southern Chinese city of Yulin.
Each year, some 10,000 dogs are cooked and consumed in the name of health and tradition.
Legend suggests eating dog meat can dispel evil ghosts, cure disease and even boost men's sexual performance, according to the South China Morning Post.