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Watch: Celebrities come together to fight inhumane dog slaughter in China

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 24, 2016, 3:45 pm IST
Updated Jun 24, 2016, 3:47 pm IST
Thousands of dogs every year are stolen, imprisoned in tiny cages and brutally slaughtered for the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
A slew of Hollywood actors have now featured in a new PSA to raise awareness about the cruel torture of dogs carried out in China. (Credit: YouTube)
 A slew of Hollywood actors have now featured in a new PSA to raise awareness about the cruel torture of dogs carried out in China. (Credit: YouTube)

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China has come under severe criticism from different parts of the world after it was discovered that thousands of dogs every year are stolen, imprisoned in tiny cages and brutally slaughtered for the occasion. A slew of Hollywood actors have now featured in a new PSA to raise awareness about the cruel torture of dogs carried out in various regions of East Asia.

The video shows stars like Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix and Kate Mara make an emotional plea to stop the mistreatment of canines in the name of tradition and festivities. The celebrities have pledged their support to Marc Ching, the founder of the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, who is part of rescue efforts for the stricken animals.

 

Surprisingly, the Yulin Dog Meat Festival only began in 2010 as a strategy to boost the area’s dog meat trade.

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