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Published:September 21st, 2011 12:54 EST
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Chinese Government Bans Dog-Eating Carnival

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The Chinese government has banned a traditional carnival in the east of the country in which dogs are eaten after being chopped up alive in the street following a public uproar that the festival was cruel, state media reported on Wednesday.

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Vendors began to butcher dogs in public a few years ago to show their dog meat is fresh and safe, as a way to ease buyers` worry that the meat may be refrigerator-preserved or even contaminated."

Reuters

The consumption of dog meat in China dates back thousands of years, and the reprehensible practice remains socially acceptable.

In a few years China may supplant the United States as the world`s preeminent political and military power, but the rising superpower will still be regarded as barbaric if it doesn`t ban the sale of dog meat.

It`s not enough for China to close down a carnival where dogs are butchered in public, the communist country must abolish the sale of dog meat.

I refuse to vacation in a country where if I order a hot dog, I may be served dog meat.

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