A Chinese woman has paid over $1,000 to save 100 canines from being eaten during a dog meat festival, media said Sunday, as activists have lashed out at the event labeling it cruel.
Animal-loving Yang Xiaoyun paid about US$1,100 to save around 100 dogs in the southern city of Yulin on Saturday, web portal Netease reported.
The city holds an annual festival devoted to the animal’s meat on the summer solstice, which has provoked an increasing backlash from animal protection activists.
Reports said that Yang, 65, plans to rehouse the dogs at her home nearly 2,000 kilometres away in Tianjin.
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