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- The group says they need to raise thousands of dollars to create space at a facility in China that is already at capacity to hold them.
A South Florida animal rescue group is raising funds to help bring hundreds of dogs from China to avoid them being slaughtered for a major dog meat festival scheduled to start next week.
The Big Dog Ranch Rescue, based out of Palm Beach County, told NBC affiliate WPTV-TV that they have already saved around 300 dogs from being killed and eaten as part of the annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival that is scheduled to begin on June 21st.
“That is a 10-day event in their culture that is pure hell for the animals,” adoptions manager Debbie Hilton told the station. “This is time sensitive and we need your help.”
The group, which is scheduling a fourth trip to the country, says they need to raise thousands of dollars to create space at a facility in China that is already at capacity to hold the animals until they can be adopted.
“They are boiling them alive; they are skinning them alive; they believe the more horrible the death, the more adrenaline released into the meat and better for them the consumer,” Hilton said. “It is just dreadful.”
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