An infamous “Lychee and Dog Meat Festival” held each year in Yulin, China may finally be over.
The disgusting tradition results in an estimated 10-15,000 dogs consumed each year since the festival began in 2009.
But after years of fighting the festival, the Humane Society has finally partnered with the Chinese government to ban the selling of dog meat during the festival.
Quoting a report from National Geographic:
The ban, reportedly spearheaded by Mo Gong Ming, Yulin’s newly appointed Party Secretary, will come into force on June 15, one week before the festival’s scheduled June 21 opening. It will be enforced by risk of arrest and fines up to… 100,000 yuan ($14,500).