A petition, with 11 million signatures from all over the world protesting the dog meat festival in Yulin, was rejected by the Chinese Embassy in London who refused to accept the petition, reports the Daily Mail. As the June 21 date of the Yulin festival gets closer which is to be held in Guangxi province, China, thousands of dogs are being stolen, gathered and tied into cages as they are prepared to be sold, brutally killed and served as food. The horrific images have been shared across social media as the world becomes more aware of the egregious cruelty and inhumanity of the medieval practice. Celebrities such as Star Wars, Carrie Fisher with her dog Gary, and Victoria Stillwell, gathered outside of the Chinese Embassy in London as Rob Flello, a member of Parliament, carried the signature laden petition to the door. Other notable protesters included Made In Chelsea’s, Lucy Watson and her dog Digby, British singer Sandi Thom and dog Laddie and British actress Jenny Seagrove.
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