Dog Meat Is Back on the Menu in China

Despite efforts by the central government to curb the disturbing trend, the consumption of dog meat in the People’s Republic of China is set to continue with a festival celebrating the sickening food.

The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, a 10-day celebration centered around sweet stone fruit and the flesh of man’s best friend, kicked off Sunday in the city of Yulin, according to the New York Post.

The cultural celebration is happening seemingly in defiance of an April order from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture that reclassified dogs as pets instead of livestock.

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