Hundreds of dogs in China avoided ending up on the dinner table when a suspicious driver blocked a truck that was carrying the dogs to a slaughterhouse last Friday. The driver alerted activists on his blog, and around 200 people swarmed the truck for a 15-hour standoff. As many as 520 dogs were saved and taken to a shelter or an animal hospital.
As appalling as eating dogs and cats may seem to westerners, other nations are equally disgusted by our consumption of cows and pigs. Studies show that cows have a broad range of emotions and that pigs are as smart as dogs. So why call one animal “family” and another animal “food”? Order a free vegetarian/vegan starter kit today to get started respecting all animals.
Written by Michelle Sherrow