A letter to The Chinese ambassador, Liu Xiaoming, London, UK
Mr. Ambassador, Liu Xiaoming,
I am appalled to learn that in the name of tradition, hundreds of thousands of dogs are slaughtered and then consumed annually in June in the region YULIN, GUANGXI (minority autonomous region of China). I am deeply shocked by this butchery. Everyone knows that dogs have a special role among humans. They actively collaborate with the police to maintain public order. They play a key role in the fight against anti-drug and anti-terrorist problematic. After the earthquake that struck Wenchuan (SICHUAN Province) in 2008, intervention dogs brought much relief, sometimes losing their lives. Another great example of human-dog partnership.
Mr Ambassador, may I ask you to intervene to eradicate this "cultural" activity.