Mom and I were reading last night about animals in China and since the Yulin festival is approaching, I thought I’d give you some background on the event as many have some big misconceptions. The Yulin festival is not an official Chinese holiday and by no means a traditional one. It is held in Yulin, Guangxi, China. It’s a business celebration (a means to generate high income during a short time span) that was concocted by a small minority of Yulin residents and business owners in 2009 – a mere 10 years ago! To promote the festival, they claim that they are honoring China’s long history of eating dogs. But this is simply a cover-up to boost the local economy. China has eaten dogs for as far back as you can read, but this festival is in no way a tradition…sadly it’s just a way to slaughter and torture an additional 10,000 dogs on top of the already staggering count of 27,500 daily.