In Episode 6, Two Reasonable Vegans take on the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. This festival takes place in Yulin, a city in the Guangxi province of China, from June 21-30 to mark the Summer Solstice. It’s estimated that as many as 10,000 dogs and cats are savagely beaten, tortured, and slaughtered for consumption every year during this barbaric and vile event.
However, the outrage that the Yulin Dog Meat Festival generates in Western cultures is so hypocritical that it borders on satire. Bringing this to light, 2RV questions: Why only dogs? Why does the Western world only seem to care when it’s dogs being brutally slaughtered, but not other animals? A collective blind eye is being turned to the cows, pigs, sheep, chicken, and turkeys that are also being barbarically slaughtered—hundreds of thousands of them, every single day.
It’s noted that there are a portion of protesters at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival who are also anti-slaughterhouse activists, but there is also a large portion of protesters who will shamelessly eat a hamburger for lunch right after protesting or signing a petition to abolish the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
Listen in as Glenn and Marty expose this hypocrisy. Yulin runs for one week out of the year, and while the West seems to vehemently condemn what happens there, it also fails to acknowledge the atrocity of animal slaughter that is happening right here at home, everyday.