The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, commonly referred to as Yulin Dog Meat Festival, is one of the most horrible and cruelest things that ever have exist. It is an annual ”celebration” held in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice in which festival goers eat dog meat and lychees. The festival spans about ten days, during which 10 000 – 15 000 dogs and cats are consumed, but since 2013 the number has decreased due to protest campaigns. Throughout these ten days dogs are paraded in wooden crates and metal cages and are taken to be skinned and cooked alive for consumption of festival attendors and local residents. Slaughtering takes place in front of the live animals, usually with a club to induce the pain and fear that restaurant owners claim makes their adrenaline-rich meat tastier.
Yulin describe the festival as a local custom that has cultural value and must be respected. These people’s feelings must be blunted and blocked. Seeing the animals frightened and suffering when they are beaten and then cooked alive, but yet going on doing it. Yes, that really must be horrible frigid or pure evil people who do such things. The evil personified. What is done to these dogs and cats can never be justified. Yulin and its people can not justify their festival by claiming that it is a custom and a part of their culture, nor can they claim that such cultural customs have value that has to be respected. Because it has not. Cultural norms and customs should not be respected if they are wrong. And they are always wrong if they imply cruelties. The Yulin Festival is a very good example of that cultural multiplicity should not be promoted and strived for or that cultural norms and customs should be kept alive. Cultures and religions are the cause to a lot of the cruelties in the world.
If all people would strive for the right thing instead of following their cultures’ and religions’ directions and norms the world would be a much more peaceful and better place. It is very easy to decide what is the right things and ways. That is the alternative where no individual gets hurt. Does an individual get hurt by a cultural norm or custom, the custom is wrong and should be prohibited. It should not be prohibited because it, for example, is Islamic, Hindu, Christian, western et cetera, but because it involves detriments and hurt and treat individuals unfairly. Thus, that a cultural custom or norm should be prohibited has nothing to do with which culture or religion it belongs to, or which ethnical group that practices it. But instead it has to do with the fact that it is wrong. If someone is hurt by them such customs and norms must be considered wrong. NEVER RESPECT CRUELTIES AND THINGS THAT ARE WRONG!!! There is only one right culture, and that is the one where everybody – also animals – is treated good. Why do not all people realize that? Why are they not that clear-headed that I am? That’s pity. But no worries! They WILL realize what is right and wrong! 😼😼😼