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Engel Cosponsors Resolution Condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China

Engel Cosponsors Resolution Condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China  

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Eliot Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has cosponsored H.Res. 752, a resolution which condemns the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, and urges China to end the dog meat trade. The resolution calls the Dog Meat festival “a spectacle of extreme animal cruelty” which is “opposed by a majority of the Chinese people, and threatens global public health.”

“As a dog owner, I find this festival appalling and I share this conviction with many of China’s own citizens,” Congressman Engel said. “An event of this nature is simply a grotesque celebration of senseless animal cruelty. I believe that the Chinese government should heed the calls of the Chinese people and animal rights advocates around the world and end the dog-meat trade. I am proud to cosponsor this bipartisan resolution condemning the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, and I hope continued advocacy on animal rights will help bring an end to this gruesome event.”