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Chinese Dog Eating Festival In Yulin Holds Despite Protests from animal rights activists

Despite heavy criticism and protests from animal rights activists, a city in southern China went ahead with an annual dog-meat eating festival on Tuesday.

Vendors slaughtered dogs and cooked their meat in dozens of restaurants across the city of Yulin, in an event that has come to symbolize the cruelty and potential for spreading disease associated with the largely unregulated industry.

Activists bought dogs from dealers who had been planning to slaughter them, while local residents complained that outsiders were ruining what they consider a local tradition