On Tuesday, Yulin’s annual dog and cat meat
“festival” began, but because of action takers like you,
lives were saved.
Dog and cat meat markets were
significantly weaker than during the pandemic in 2020
and 2021. Restaurants that used to be full were slow.
This is the direct result of the momentum
building across China and around the world to confront
the dog meat trade—momentum that wouldn’t be possible
without your support.
week, police and local activists intercepted a truck of
386 dogs heading on the highway to Yulin.
They’re now receiving the desperate care they
need at local shelters, including HSI's partner shelter
in northern China, getting immediate veterinary
treatment for critical injuries and a lot of love and
There was also a rescue of a dog
Before he was Lucky, he was a nameless dog
chained outside a shop in Yulin, China. The sign in
front of him advertised dog meat. His friendly demeanor
suggested that he may have once been someone’s pet,
likely stolen and sold into the meat trade.
activists spotted Lucky and convinced the shop owner to
give him up. Moments away from death, Lucky was sparred
a horrible fate and is now safe in the hands of our
local partner, VShine, getting all the love and care he
deserves before he finds a loving
The tide is turning for animals
across the globe and it started with animal advocates
like you. We wouldn’t be able to take on big
fights like this without you, and we won’t stop until
cruelty for all animals ends for
President of Humane Society
P.S. Thank you for
caring and speaking up for animals. If you would like to
do even more to help, consider donating today to help us
care for these rescued dogs, support our campaign to end
the dog meat trade and protect all the world’s animals
from cruelty and neglect.