Animal lover comes to Yulin dog meat festival in effort to save dogs from their fate

Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2016-6-21 14:40:04

  • Yang Xiaoyun, a dog lover from Tianjin, arrives at the "Big Market" on Baishiqiao Road in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region at around 10:30 am on June 21. The "Big Market" used to be one of the major venues which butchered and sold dogs on site. Known by many of the dog vendors, Yang was charged 800 yuan ($121.68) for one dog, while Global Times reporters were quoted a price of 30 yuan per kilo at 8:00 am. A 2-year-old dog commonly weighs about 10 kilos. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Yang created a stir in Yulin back in 2014, when she paid 150,000 yuan ($24,000) to save nearly 360 dogs and dozens of cats from slaughter. Since then, she has become famous in the city, and many vendors call her ahead of the festival to sell her their animals. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Yang would only say that she will bring the dogs she buys back to Tianjin, and refused to reveal how many she plans to purchase this year. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • The crowd takes pictures of Yang at the Big Market on June 21. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Uniformed police officers patrol the Big Market on June 21. Photo: Li Hao/GT






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