Pole dancers challenge dog meat festival with provocative photo series
By CFP, Published: 2015-06-25 14:14:36
A dancer acts as a dog being abandoned by its owner.
Editor's Note:
A series of photos created by members of China’s National Pole Dancing Team and dance troupe Pole 11 aiming to raise public awareness about animal rights has triggered heated discussions on social media. The photo series appeared online just days before the annual dog meat festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on June 22. Many of the images are recreations of photos that previously appeared in Chinese media. Photos: CFP

Two dancers pose as abandoned dogs.
A dancer poses tied up next to a dog.
A dancer pretends to be a stray dog scrounging for food beside a trash can.
A dancer acts as a caged dog.
A dancer recreates a photo of a dog captured by a dog meat vendor.
A dancer poses for a photo of a captured dog being dragged by a van.
Two dancers pretend to be dogs awaiting slaughter by a butcher.
A dancer recreates an image of a dog being cooked at a dog meat restaurant.