China's Dog Meat Festival Protested by Ricky Gervais, Chloe Grace Moretz

Yulin Festival

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 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.



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Tears. Just why. This has to stop. #StopYulin

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