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Candlelight vigil calls for end of 'dog meat' festival in China

People attend the Brother Wolf candlelight vigil to express solidarity with Chinese activists who are trying to end the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in China on June 30, 2016. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) -- More than 50 people attended the Brother Wolf candlelight vigil Thursday evening to express solidarity with Chinese activists who are trying to end the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in China.

In past years, up to 10,000 dogs have been killed and eaten during the 10-day festival.

"This kind of cruelty and violence is unacceptable, and we're here to tell China that," Rowdy Keelor, a community outreach coordinator, said.

Brother Wolf said it stands with animal advocates worldwide to encourage an end to this festival.


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