You read that right! Apparently China holds an annual dog meat festival that claims the lives of some 5,000 dogs a year. 

According to Inquisitr, the 600 year old event FINALLY came under enough scrutiny from animal rights advocates.

Served up as the main dish at the 600-year-old event the eating of dogs began in the 14th century when army general’s would order that barking dogs be killed and eaten so as not to give up their location to enemy forces.

The tradition was cancelled after a web campaign from animal-rights advocates drew unwanted international attention after graphic images from past festivals were shown. Images included cooked dogs and leftover carcasses.

Man. Gross. For the full story check out Inquisitr.


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