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A man cuts dog meat at a dog meat restaurant ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China on June 21, 2018. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

A man cuts dog meat at a dog meat restaurant ahead of local dog meat festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China on June 21, 2018. The festival in the southwestern town of Yulin has long drawn international criticism, with thousands of dogs traditionally being killed during the event. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)
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23 Jun 2018 00:03:00
A vendor smokes behind a display of dog meat at a dog meat market on the day of a local dog meat festival in Yulin, Guangxi Autonomous Region, June 22, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

A vendor smokes behind a display of dog meat at a dog meat market on the day of a local dog meat festival in Yulin, Guangxi Autonomous Region, June 22, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)
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22 Jun 2016 13:02:00


“Dog meat refers to edible parts and the flesh derived from (predominantly domestic) dogs. Human consumption of dog meat has been recorded in many parts of the world, including ancient China, ancient Mexico, and ancient Rome. According to contemporary reports, dog meat is consumed in a variety of countries such as Switzerland, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Korea. In addition, dog meat has also been used as survival food in times of war and/or other hardships”. – Wikipedia

Photo: A chef prepares dog meat at a restaurant on July 4, 2005 in Gwacheon, South Korea. Dog meat is a traditional dish in Korea dating back to the Samkuk period (period of the three kingdoms BC 57 – AD 668). Although many recipes existed historically for dog meat, now chefs only make soups, or dishes using boiled or roasted meat. Koreans traditionally eat dog meat on the hottest day of the summer, for it's reputed benefits of virility, invigoration and health. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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24 Jul 2011 13:21:00
A chef cooks raw dog meat at a restaurant in Gwacheon, South Korea

A chef cooks raw dog meat at a restaurant on July 5, 2005 in Gwacheon, South Korea. Dog meat is a traditional dish in Korea dating back to the Samkuk period (period of the three kingdoms BC 57 – AD 668). Although many recipes existed historically for dog meat, now chefs only make soups, or dishes using boiled or roasted meat. Koreans traditionally eat dog meat on the hottest day of the summer, for it's reputed benefits of virility, invigoration and health. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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21 Feb 2012 12:54:00
Yang Xiaoyun Saved 100 Dogs From Meat Festival

Yulin, a city in southern China, celebrates the summer solstice by throwing a festival that involves the slaughter and consumption of as many as 10,000 dogs. Not everyone in China supports such practices, however; 65-year-old Yang Xiaoyun, a retired teacher who runs an animal shelter in Tianjin, traveled more than 2,400 km (1,500 miles) and spent more than 7,000 yuan ($1,100 or €990) to save 100 dogs from certain death.
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25 Jun 2015 07:24:00
Mystery Meat By Peter Augustus

Texan-born photographer Peter Augustus has challenged our notions of what exactly is in mystery meat with a series of photographs showing the ingredient in its original form.
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13 Aug 2014 09:09:00
Ativista do grupo Igualdade Animal posa dentro de um enorme pacote de carne na Praça da Catedral, em Barcelona, Espanha. O ato marca uma campanha por um dia mundial sem carne. (Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP Photo)

Animal rights activists from the group “Animal Equality” are covered with plastic sheets to represent meat packaging as they stage a protest during “Day Without Meat” event in Barcelona, Spain, on March 20, 2013. (Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP Photo)
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21 Mar 2013 15:18:00
A dog named Rama surfs a wave off Sydney's Palm Beach with its owner, Australian dog trainer and former surfing champion Chris de Aboitiz (not pictured), February 18, 2016. (Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters)

A dog named Rama surfs a wave off Sydney's Palm Beach with its owner, Australian dog trainer and former surfing champion Chris de Aboitiz (not pictured), February 18, 2016. An Australian dog trainer and former surfing champion is using the discipline of surfing as a way of teaching owners to build healthy relationships with man's best friend. (Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters)
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19 Feb 2016 12:45:00