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This Woman Traveled 1,500 Miles & Paid $1,100 To Save 100 Dogs From Chinese Dog-Eating Festival

By Karly Carpena
June 10, 2016

Yulin, a city in southern China, celebrates the summer solstice by throwing a festival that involves the slaughter and consumption of as many as 10,000 dogs. Not everyone in China supports such practices, however; 65-year-old Yang Xiaoyun, a retired teacher who runs an animal shelter in Tianjin, traveled more than 2,400 km (1,500 miles) and spent more than 7,000 yuan ($1,100 or €990) to save 100 dogs from certain death.

1This is Yang Xiaoyun, a 65-year-old retired teacher who wants to stop dog slaughter in China

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2Every year, 10,000 dogs are eaten at the traditional Chinese Yulin festival

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3Many have accused the organizers of unnecessary cruelty when cooking the dogs

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4Yang decided to travel 1,500 miles to Yulin and spent 7,000 yuan ($1,100) to rescue 100 dogs from being slaughtered

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5She runs a shelter called ‘Common Home,’ which is home to more than 1,000 dogs

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6Many of the dogs require medical attention, which she provides

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7Her shelter depends on volunteers and donations to operate

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8Yang makes steamed corn bread twice a day to feed the dogs, which is all she can afford

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9She tries to give them treats every weekend

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10Attitudes towards dog and cat consumption in China are changing, but some of these traditions have deep roots

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According to this blog, you can donate to Xiaoyun here:
Direct Bank Wire Transfer to Ms. Yang’s Bank
Name: Commercial Bank of China (中国工商银行)
Bank Account City: Tianjin (开户城市-天津)
Bank Account No.: 0302845001009282956
Account Name: Ai Yun YANG (杨爱云)
Xiaoyun Yang’s Cell Phone: 13164073263