6.Many people advocating for dog meat say that it is cheaper, when in fact, dog meat is used for celebrations, special occasions, and is said to be approximately 3 times more expensive than pork.
7. Allegedly, the Chinese government feels that the trade will die off on its own and therefore does not actively make and enforce laws prohibiting this gruesome and torturous business.
This topic is becoming more pronounced, which is a great movement towards the effort to stop the torture and slaughter of dogs, especially at the Yulin Festival. Celebrities are calling for action to end the dog meat trade. News outlets such as CNN, BBC News, The New York Times and many more are all covering this story and trying to bring it to peoples' attention.
In even more encouraging news, on Thursday November 5, 2015, Parliament met and debated the trade and how they can take action to impact it. By focusing on the dog meat trade from the angles of human health and animal welfare issues, Parliament is hopeful that they can make an impact and enocourage the countries involved to stop it. The video is long but the information is extremely positive. To view the video from Parliement click here.