Earlier this week, thousands of fans of canine cuisine headed to a dog meat food festival in China. The week-long event takes place in Yulin and used the cooked carcasses of over 15,000 dogs.
In Yulin, farmers raise dogs for slaughter just as they would cattle or other livestock. "It's just like other meat," Lu Hin said to the Daily Mail. "Smaller animals tend to be more delicate and sweeter, while very big dogs have a strong, muscular taste."
The dog meat food festival offers an opportunity to sample the best of Yulin "fragrant meat," which is believed to have medicinal benefits. The Daily Mail reports that Chinese authorities are attempting to devise legislation that would ban dog meat for consumption.