For Marc Ching and the Yulin Animals

‘American activist Marc Ching risks his well-being to save dogs from the Yulin dog meat festival in China.
About 10,000 dogs are expected to be killed during the controversial event which started this Tuesday.’
I will not place an image because I am too considerate, and do not want to upset anyone – a huge part of me really wants to.  The news is out there if we wish to find it. Thanks to the tireless risks taken in his selfless endeavours, the numbers are slowly reducing… this year.



on the inside they weep because
outside we cannot hear
on the inside they hurt because
outside we’re strangling them with gripping wire
on the inside they are petrified because
outside we don’t care about menus of ancient tradition
on the inside they are suffocating because
outside they stack wooden crates and metal cages, piled on top of death
on the inside a broken paw is nothing because…

…to those on the outside, waiting for food to cook,
it makes less work.


Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

8 thoughts on “For Marc Ching and the Yulin Animals”

  1. Yes, and who are these deliberate people that can do this kind of thing, it comes down to more than a money based/necessity driven thing, it has to. Thank you for you thoughts and for the appreciation of awareness.


  2. I had heard/read of this article previous to your creation, Anita. Of course I was outraged and pissed-off at the treatments of those poor dogs. I hope the judge, jury and lawyers throw many sharp things at those heartless b*st*rds. 🙂 I am being very kind with just that one word. There are too many to use to describe those mindless fiends.

    On a better hand -your words again, always Powerful and Profound.

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    1. It is, yes.

      I was reading this: In China, it can be traced back to around 1700 B.C., a lot of other countries have this sick culture and the Buddhists nearly stopped it.

      I went down the list angry, and it turned to weird city;

      5. The dog is one of China’s twelve zodiac signs. People who are born in the year of the dog are generally believed to be loyal, faithful and unselfish. They can also be pessimistic, anxious, and doubtful about many things in life.

      The latter is hysterical, I’d be a tad anxious, and about many things but mainly because I’d be afraid I would be the next meal in our household. Further down t is even more disturbing.

      Basically, in China the dog has been both food and friend., and a thing of torture.

      Thanks for reading and please sign anything you see to help this and anything on your watch. Rant over – Thank you.

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      1. Well yeah because we have an affinity with such things like horses, dogs etc. (except Tesco on occasion) lol, Chickens not so much as in day to day domesticity…pleasure etc. But your main point is quite right, why the torture.? The ironic thing is that they see torturing the dogs in this case, enhances the meat they are about to eat. I was puzzled about that and wondered why they were taken to their insane death dragged by the ears or kicked there – not enough to cook them alive. Ironically today they have that affinity too even dye their dogs to be trendy but isn’t enough.


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