The Yulin Dog Meat Festival also known as the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival is a Chinese festival. The 2017 Lychee and Dog Meat Festival begins on June 21 and will go on till June 30 this year and will be celebrated in Yulin in
the Guangxi province of China. The festival began on June 21, 2017, despite protests and call for a ban as also a Change.org petition against the tradition of killing the canines and consuming the meat. Around 15,000 dogs used to be culled for the festival in Yulin, a figure that has come down now but residents feel that dog meat is consumed everywhere and so, the festival should not be banned.
Representational photo by Change.org.