As the Yulin dog meat festival approaches, international and domestic pressure to stop the controversial event escalates.
As many as 10,000 dogs will be killed and eaten during a controversial annual festival in Yulin, China, part of a tradition that stretches back generations.
The annual Yulin dog meat festival attracts thousands of tourists and locals looking to dine on dogs, but activists have called for an end to the controversial event.
One animal lover cashed in her savings to try and buy the animals before they hit the chopping block, but she can't possibly adopt them all.
Pet-lovers across China and the rest of the world have been quick to lament Yulin's apparently boundless appetite for puppy flesh.
While the rest of China continues to debate the morality of putting dog meat on their plates, it’s clear that for Yulin residents no puppy-dog eyes are going to stop them having their banquet.