Lux Thinking Aloud

Dogs Are Family, Not Food

12:15 AM

Dogs will lay down their lives for a friend.

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Dogs are family, not food. 

Dogs are the best things to ever happen to mankind.

The loyalty of dogs is incomparable. If you've never had a pet dog (but why?!) you're missing so much.

No other creature can ever love a human so purely, so unconditionally and so faithfully the way a dog does. 

One of our dogs one time literally threw himself in front of other dogs and fought bravely, leaving him a scar just to be sure I pass without getting harmed or bitten. And that's only one incident that these furry friends demonstrated their loyalty.

I grew up with dogs around me. I can't imagine life without dogs.

I can't imagine people stealing them from their families, cram them in a cage too small for them, hurt them in ways unimaginable, killing them brutally, i.e. skinning and burning them alive to eat their meat!

It's atrocious. It's horrible. If you think, I'm exaggerating, Google Yulin Festival. That's EXACTLY what they do! 

I can't even bring myself to look at the pictures of these poor dogs. I wanted to post them here just to show you how serious the situation is but I can't. It's heartbreaking.

I don't and will never understand the "fun" and satisfaction people get that they even made an annual festival out of this monstrosity.

I ask you dear reader to please participate and help stop this festivity held on June 21-23. It's no festival! It's barbarism.

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Human Society International

Thank you very, very, VERY much.

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  1. I can't imagine. We have a precious, but old, dog named Little Bit. She's family and we treat her as such. I can't imagine this.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

  2. Certainly disturbing indeed.

  3. dog : the best companion!! hope everyone understands this

  4. yeah, this is sad when i saw the news that china people eat dogs~

  5. I support your attitude, sister, but why just dogs? Eating dogs is equally disturbing to eating chicken, pigs or cows.... All animals should be kept out of people's plates.... I'm a vegetarian you know :)

  6. I know about the Yulin 'Festival', and am disgusted. One might also want to Google "Soi Dog Foundation"; it's an organization based in Thailand that is working to stop the dog meat trade in Southeast Asia. They do good and effective work, and evena small donation makes a difference.

    My wife and I run a sanctuary for abused and abandoned dogs. We have 24.

  7. Oh, and I saw you on Weekend Brew; my link is #1.

  8. I think this is completely disgusting and I will be signing the petition... very sad to read this

  9. So sad!!!! I can't believe!
    I love dogs!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  10. oh my goodness- how terrible. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Lux. #stopYulinfestival

  11. Dear Lux ... your compassion is beautiful ...

  12. Heartbreaking. Like Dezmond I am a vegetarian.

  13. I agree with you on this ~ Good message to spread and share ~

  14. We enjoy our dogs and they are like family. We would NEVER eat them, although I did know that some people do. Our missionary/evangelist friend who travels to many countries, one told me about a feast she went to. One of the children asked her if she liked (duck) at least that is what she heard. She remarked, "Yes, I love duck." The child replied, "No oh no, I asked you if you like dog, because this is what you are eating. Our friend did not embarrass her hosts, but her meal was ruined. This must have been in Indonesia as that is one of the Asian countries she often visits. I am so glad your dogs are family too. The one who gave his protection for you was amazing. Thanks for sharing at Tell me a Story.

  15. Wow. They have to stop eating them. I've never heard such a thing like festival of killing and eat dog. Glad you make a post about this. I'm sorry for not be able to commented on your previous post but at least I tried but didn't works, it works this time.

    Have a great weekend. Ox

  16. the loyalty and courage of canines is definitely an inspiration to all of us as humans.

  17. I had not heard of Yulin. A most unfortunate tradition. I learn here.

  18. This is so sad! I have 2 dogs and can't imagine anything bad happening to them. I don't understand why people can be so cruel! All of this needs to stop!!


  19. Thank you for calling attention to these unspeakable atrocities, dear Lux. I have signed all of the petitions. Dog spelled backward is God. God bless you.

  20. My dog was there when no one else was. Dogs are definite family and healing. thanks Lux for bringing this to our attention

  21. That is disgusting and horrible. I am signing the petition!

  22. Thank you for sharing this. My son and his dog live with me now and I can't imagine Parker-the dog-not being here. Blessed you shared this at The Weekend Brew.

  23. This is so sad and disgusting. The world makes me so sad, that is why I am trying to make a difference with this little guy.

    I need your help, can you spread Finn's story for me.

    A 5 month old boy born with a heart condition had open heart surgery in April, he had complications and has been in the hospital ever since. Read more on facebook at Prayers for Finn

    He really is the happiest baby & has won my heart.

    I have put together an instagram auction to help raise money for his medical bills. @prayersforfinnauction #prayersforfinn

    please post a photo of Finn and tag @prayersforfinnauction so that your readers can check it out. It will be June 25

    AMAZING shops have come together in donations and now as bloggers its our responsibility to spread his awareness.

    Thank you so much
    xo, Michelle

  24. I cannot even come up with something insightful to say. Poor puppies.

  25. Agh! I'd heard stories about people eating dogs in some areas of the world but I was hoping it never happened. This is awful! Our dog is very, very spoiled!

  26. I have no heard of this festival before. It sounds a bit on the extreme side.

  27. Since young, I have had many pet dogs. My last pet dog died of some sickness and it was heart breaking for me. Until now, have not been keeping any pet dog but would love to one of these days.

  28. I don't understand this festival. :( This is so disgunting.
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  29. Oh no, how could they eat dogs?!

  30. Yes, they are the most loyal animals that exist on Earth!

  31. Omg that's disgusting! I had no idea of this festival, it's a pity how stupid humans can be. I agree that dogs are men's best friends. I have never had a dog because my apartment is small and I would prefer to have a dog in my backyard one day.

  32. If I am honest I have never had a pet, or even a pet dog. Mostly because I doubt my family is the kind that would be able to keep up with having another creature in and around the house, let alone have time to look after it. I wouldn't mind trying to have one in the future though. I feel like this petition is a good idea, and I am supportive of it.

  33. I am just sick about this. What is wrong with people? Evil. Torturing precious animals and eating them? Evil.

    Off to sign the petitions. Thank you for bringing this to all of our attention, Lux.

  34. Good message, thanks for sharing this.

  35. Being a dog owner and lover myself, this one really makes me so sad!

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  36. Hi Lux, When I read your title on this post I thought I must be misreading or something ... Dogs for food? No way, I've never heard of it. You are so right ... this is an atrocity! Another example of evil in our world. Thank you for telling us about this. I'm heading to the petitions!

  37. Petition signed at While we currently only have cats I absolutely love dogs and I am so glad my daughter has them for me to visit daily!

  38. How horrendous, those poor dogs. Thanks for highlighting this issue

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  39. Omg! What a cruel world!! I love dogs and yes they are so loyal.

  40. You know mami, I honestly don't know what I would do if ever anything happened to my lil baby...So yeah! I will be signing that petition...I love logs so much.

    Hiya Luxy!

  41. I love your quote in the beginning. Can I post it on Twitter and link it to your blog? My dogs are my very best friends so I hated when I found out about this festival via social media and what they do to the dogs.

  42. It's very deplorable to know that human cruelty has not spared these adorable and faithful creatures. I've signed this petition the first time I saw this on your tweets.

    I would love to take care of one. Let's hope and pray for the ending of this barbarism.

  43. I couldn't agree with you more! Thank you so much for raising awareness and for bringing this to the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!