China's Dog Meat Festival Protested by Ricky Gervais, Chloe Grace Moretz
Several notable Hollywood stars have spoken out against China's annual dog meat celebration, with Gervais calling it a "Dog Torture Festival."
China's Yulin Festival, an annual dog meat celebration for which nearly 10,000 dogs will be slaughtered this year, is underway and celebrities and animal activists alike are fighting to bring the festivities to an end.
A Change.org petition to ban the dog-eating festival is currently circulating with more than 3.9 million supporters and people have also taken to Twitter to protest using the hashtag #StopYuLin2015.
See how Hollywood has been fighting the festival below.
It's misleading to call Yulin a Dog Meat Festival. It should be called a Dog Torture Festival. Because that's what it is. #StopYuLin2015— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 21, 2015
This Yulin dog festival is making me physically ill to even think about.— Chloe Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) June 22, 2015
Today the torture starts and it makes me sick. For ALL animals #StopYuLin2015— Tove Lo (@ToveLo) June 22, 2015
https://t.co/tgKfNNnCY1 please sign this and retweet. This has to end. It is unbearable.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) June 17, 2015
Stops dogs being skinned alive and beaten in the streets in China?SIGN THIS WITH ME NOW! https://t.co/Q7ul2toNOG— ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) June 15, 2015
It breaks my heart to see how much evil is out there, how can anyone torture and kill this loving and innocent creatures? Please sign this petition to stop this #YuLin2015. #StopYuLin2015 #stopanimaltorture #moreloveplease https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-people-s-republic-of-china-stop-the-yulin-dog-meat-eating-festival Corta meu coração ver quanta maldade tem no mundo, como alguém pode torturar e matar estas criaturas amorosas e inocentes? Por favor, assine esta petição para acabar com este #YuLin2015 #parecomatorturadeanimais #maisamorporfavor https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-people-s-republic-of-china-stop-the-yulin-dog-meat-eating-festival
I can barely bring myself to talk about the horrific Yulin Dog and Cat Meat festival because it makes me so sick.— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) June 22, 2015