China is one of the countries that has managed to raise large scale of its economy over the past few years. In addition to this factor, the asian country is known for its cuisine, where a great number of dishes are prepared with meat from a cat or dog. The meat of this last animal is sold on a large scale in the city of Yulin, where takes place the Festival of Dog Meat.
However, the past 18 of may, the authorities in Yulin announced the prohibition of sale of dog meat at this festival. The organizations activists of Humane Society International and DuoDuo Animal Welfare Project they were responsible for this veto, even, winning three of the most important businessmen in the distribution of dog meat in China announced its withdrawal from the event. Those traders who violate this rule will be fined 14-thousand-500 dollars.
Now, the government of Yulin seeks to extend the ban to all restaurants of the village due to the cruelty with which it comes to the canines. The protective association of animals PETA has made a number of tests which shows that the traders tortured the dogs with a forceps made of metal or wooden sticks until they cause death.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has mentioned that selling the meat of dog spreads rabies and increases the likelihood of generating an epidemic of cholera in China, reason for which this new measure will help to prevent a serious public health problem in this nation.