Well, it is that time of the year again. And the publicity stunt of a little know town in Guangxi, China, has succeed beyond the wildest expectation. Yulin, is now well known in the so-called animal lovers circle, including those in China. It is estimated that up to 10,000 of dogs and perhaps cats will be eaten. We see a ridiculous outpouring of sympathy for those animals killed. Many are calling for a boycott of China because of this made up festival. Some extremists even called for eradicating China as a nation.
Some of the more extreme comments can be found here but it is basically all over the web on “Stop Yulin” post:
“Daniel Silvan Jun 23, 2015 at 3:01 am
Nothing has changed. They are still the sick people of Asia as they were always called.
Rich Godinez Jun 23, 2015 at 3:43 am
I would love to line up everyone of these assholes and put a bullet in them..they are lower than monkeys and look stupid as shit..those poor beautiful puppies need us God fearing dog lovers to kick ass.
Mary Ann Sromoski Jun 23, 2015 at 7:37 pm
Yet another reason i prefer animals over people. Do the Chinese have souls or are they walking demons. I think both. Disgusting, immoral, inferior bastards. I don’t like the word hate, but in this case, i have no problem saying i despise those low life freaks.
sherab chimi Jun 24, 2015 at 3:32 pm
I don’t think that Chinese are human as they don’t have that compassion like we do n I think in next life when Chinese are d one like that,then they will know hows the pain n i think that god also will never forgive them n it will be difficult for them to get human life in next generation
Edward Smail Jun 24, 2015 at 7:06 pm
This is so wrong ,and to think i used to like the Chinese because of Bruce Lee. Not now we need to wipe them off the face of this earth and i hope and pray to God that he takes them out. They dont deserve to live and kill animals like that.
Karen Rosa Jun 24, 2015 at 10:40 pm
I agree. These people are satanic heathens and they are going straight to hell. Then they’ll be able to feel the pain that they put these animals through.”
However, have any of those who voiced outrage ever even boycotted the US for killing innocent women and children in its misguided “war on terror”? I know it is comparing apples and oranges, except in the latter case it involved killing of women and children, not animals. What about the killing in Syria? Yes, the US and EU has sanctioned the recognized government of Syria but give a free reign to countries supplying arms to keep up the killing. Should those who spoke the loudest have sympathy for their fellow human?
I am not saying one shouldn’t be an animal right activist, but when you ignore the suffering of human and prefer to selectively champion a misguided cause based on skewed information and racism, that’s a serious problem. Prioritizing animals over human is akin to rearranging deck chairs on a sinking ship. This worthless action hurts people who needed help the most, as resources and efforts that could be used to help save human lives are wasted.
Many argued that China is a country that has no animal abuse law, and as such is not a civilized country. Actually, the Chinese Congress has debated on whether to enact such law. In the end, they chose not to, because unless the killing of animals is considered cruel and be banned, it is a meaningless enactment.
Is killing of animals for food cruel? If so, why do so many countries allow raising farm animals or hunting? Which country kills and consume the most animals on a per capita basis? I must apologize before hand as I did not have the latest figure available and has to use the 2009 figure. World average meat consumption is 41.90 kg per person per year in 2009. The top ten countries are:
Meat Consumption per capita in 2009 (kg)
United States of America: 120.2
New Zealand: 106.4
French Polynesia: 101.9
China’s per capita figure for the same period is 58.2 kg, and I believe the figure has gone up for 2015. The US and all European countries consumed around 30-60 kg more meat than an average Chinese. How many more animal does one has to kill to produce 40 kg of meat? Around 50 fowls or at least a goat, or half a cow. So each year, easily over half a billion more animals were killed in US and Europe than in China despite having around half the population. If any animal lovers are to be indignant, shouldn’t they start with US and Europe?
Of course, we would never see that from happening because these people are hypocrite. Even if they are not, and they protest against the mass slaughter of animals in these regions, their voice would hardly be heard because the farming industries would rally against them to silence and reduce the impact of their activism. So when you are tempted to join in to protest the Yulin festival, pause for a moment and think weather you have been hoodwinked into a false cause? Unless, you are one of those hypocrite who relish a Cultural Revolution style attacks against another human being by standing on clay moral feet. Fight a real cause like mass killing, or the very least a tough one against multi-national food corporation.
Anyway, I think I seems heartless ignoring the killing of animals. However, I am not a vegetarian and I wear leather shoes. Those people who killed animals do so on my behalf, I am part of the system. My only defence is that I eat meat sparingly and although 6ft tall, I weight only 155lbs. I used to have pet dogs but hated them dying before me so I have stopped having any. I also come to the realization that it can be cruel and selfish to have pets. We separate a newly born cat or dog from its parents, siblings and raise it out of its natural habitat. And we patted ourselves on the back as amazing pet lovers. Some even profess more love for their pets than other fellow human. Are we so socially inept or emotional fragile that we need to have pets to find emotional solace?
In the US, approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats).
As requested from Mr.Unknown, article updated 26 June 2015.