How do you dog lovers feel about this?

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival in southern China's Guangxi region sees thousands of people flock to the city every year—despite the controversial event having drawn criticism from people both in China and abroad.

The festival, which began more than a decade ago, is spread out over the course of 10 days, with visitors coming to eat delicacies such as dog meat stew and crispy dog meat.

The event starts on June 21—the same day as the summer solstice. Pictures from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival over the last decade show the cramped conditions animals are kept in and how they ultimately end up for sale in markets.

According to Humane Society International (HSI), it is almost impossible to say exactly how many dogs are killed each year because no official figures are available. However, the number is thought to be in the thousands.

In the first years of the event, which launched in 2009/2010, it its thought that more than 10,000 dogs were slaughtered during the core days. I guess they won' be shitting on someone's lawn anymore.
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