2021 was the first year that our founder Du Yufeng didn't make the journey to Yulin.
Instead, she concentrated her efforts on trying to stop trucks that pass through Sichuan on their way to Guangxi; where Yulin is.
Du acts as power of attorney for volunteers who ring her to say they are tracking or have stopped trucks full of dogs.
Dog traffickers often steal dogs who were someone's pet so if the trucks are handed to the volunteers by the police after confirming that the traffickers have no quarantine papers for the dogs, appeals on Chinese social media are made to try and trace the rightful owners of the dogs.
Now that the central government has classed the dog and cat as pets and not livestock, volunteers have more power behind them although there is still corruption at play in some areas.
You can see the dogs rescued from the Dog Meat Trade outside of Yulin here.
|Bo Ai Animal Protection Centre Of Guangyuan||