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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.