Barbra Streisand Joins The Fight Against Dog Meat Festival

Award winning singer and actress Barbra Streisand has released a statement showing her opposition to the Chinese Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

“I would like to join with Humane Society International in its effort to draw world attention to the barbarity of an annual festival in China celebrating… yes, celebrating… the human consumption of dogs,” Streisand stated about the festival that started on June 22. “Dogs became domesticated, became in every true sense our best friends, very early in the evolution of our species. Part of human civility is that we don’t condone the slaughter of our best friends.”

Humane Society International along with its celebrity supporters like Ricky Gervais have been raising awareness to the world about the Chinese dog and cat meat trade and the country’s dog meat festival. While the campaign has had enormous support, with over four million people signing a petition asking the Chinese government to stop the festival, the “festivities” still are taking place.

“It is important that pressure has been brought to bear both outside of China and from within that country which has reduced the number of our beloved friends who perish in this tragic event,” added Streisand who has a Coton de Tuléar named Samantha. “But any continuation of this practice is sorrowful and distorts how we regard one of our most ancient cultures. Dogs, give us unconditional love. You don’t kill anything that gives you unconditional love.”

Well said, Barbra!


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