Every year, China's Yulin city has a 10-day dog meat festival that starts at the beginning of the summer solstice. Ten to 20 million dogs are killed each year in China for their meat and 10,000 dogs are killed during this event alone.
American activist Marc Ching and his partner in crime, Valarie Ianniello, have traveled all over the world to help rescue animals from slaughterhouses. They traveled to Yulin before the festival where they visited compounds and slaughterhouses and used different practices to help save the pups.
In some instances, he posed as a buyer and then shipped hundreds of dogs back to the United States. He also convinced a slaughterhouse owner to give up his business and gave him money and guidance to help him start a new business.
On his Facebook page, Ching says he was beaten up and detained by authorities while traveling to Yulin. If you'd like to help, you can find out more info about Ching and his non-profit organization, The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation, on their Facebook page. He also runs an organic pet food company, The PetStaurant in Los Angeles.