(From AFP)

A Chinese woman has paid over $1,000 to save 100 canines from being eaten during a dog meat festival, media said today, as activists have lashed out at the event labelling it cruel.

Animal-loving Yang Xiaoyun paid about 7,000 yuan ($1,100) to save around 100 dogs in the southern city of Yulin on Saturday, web portal Netease reported.

The city holds an annual festival devoted to the animal’s meat on the summer solstice, which has provoked an increasing backlash from animal protection activists. Read more

Dogs at Yulin festival

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