Men Pictured Enjoying Annual Dog Meat Festival Despite Health Risks (PHOTOS)

Men Pictured Enjoying Annual Dog Meat Festival Despite Health Risks (PHOTOS)

Annual dog meat festival in held in China on Sunday, June 21, 2015 despite warning of health risk posed by the celebration. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Despite warnings from activists including celebrities, lawyers and food safety experts for an an end to the practice of annual dog meat festival, Chinese men paid deaf ears and went on with the celebration on Sunday, June 21, 2015 and Monday, June 22, 2015.

Annually, over 10,000 dogs are slaughtered and prepared in what is referred to as Yulin festival in Guangxi province.

Experts have warned of the health risks involved with the festival among which was poor food safety.

The tradition of eating dog meat dates back four or five hundred years in China, South Korea and other countries, as it is believed to ward off the heat of the summer months.

As in recent years, some animal lovers resorted to buying some of the dogs in order to rescue them, according to BBC.

Below are some photos from men who really enjoyed the 2015 edition of the festival. (Click on any image to enlarge).

 

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