23 JUN: A controversial dog meat festival has begun in the Chinese city of Yulin, despite earlier reports saying it had been cancelled or toned down this year. The Lychee and Dog Meat festival takes place annually in Guangxi province. Earlier this year, US campaigners claimed that vendors had been told by authorities not to sell dog meat. But stall-holders told the BBC they had heard nothing about this from officials. On 15 May, city officials confirmed there was no ban. At the heart of the controversy is a change in attitudes towards dogs in China, and accusations of animal cruelty. Residents and vendors say the dogs are killed in a humane way and that eating them is no more or less cruel than consuming pork, beef or chicken. Read more: bbc.in-dogmeatfestival DogMeat Dogs China Traditions DogMeatFestival AnimalRights Festival Yulin Food BBCShorts BBCNews @bbcnews

DOG MEAT FESTIVAL 23 JUN A controversial dog meat festival has begun in the Chinese city of Yulin despite earlier reports saying it had been cancelled or toned down this year The Lychee and Dog Meat festival takes place annually in Guangxi province Earlier this year US campaigners claimed that vendors had been told by authorities not to sell dog meat But stall-holders told the BBC they had heard nothing about this from officials On 15 May city officials confirmed there was no ban At the heart of the controversy is a change in attitudes towards dogs in China and accusations of animal cruelty Residents and vendors say the dogs are killed in a humane way and that eating them is no more or less cruel than consuming pork beef or chicken Read more bbcin-dogmeatfestival DogMeat Dogs China Traditions DogMeatFestival AnimalRights Festival Yulin Food BBCShorts BBCNews @bbcnews Meme

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