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China dog meat fest goes on amid wave of scorn


BEIJING — Restaurate­urs in a town held an annual dog meat festival Monday despite internatio­nal criticism of the event as cruel and unhygienic.

The Yulin government distanced itself from the festival and announced new restrictio­ns, but eateries reported brisk business during the event ostensibly held to mark the summer solstice. Up to10,000 dogs, some of them stolen pets, are slaughtere­d for the festival held in the largely rural and poor Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China.

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