- Activists believe many of dogs eaten at festival are stolen pets
- 11 million people have signed petition condemning cruelty
Adam Parascandola is the director of Animal Protection and Crisis Response for Humane Society International. He visited the Yulin dog meat festival in 2015. The views expressed here are solely his.
(CNN)Every year during the summer solstice, residents of Yulin, a city in southeast China, take part in a festival created by dog meat traders to boost the sale of dog meat.