IL SEMBLERAIT, D' APRES LES ACTIVISTES , QU' IL N'Y AURA EFFECTIVEMENT PAS DE VENDEURS DE VIANDE DE CHIEN A YULIN CETTE ANNEE
ET QUE DES PENALITES SERAIENT APPLIQUEES EN CAS DE NON OBSERVATION DE L' INTERDICTION
ESPERONS ET CONTINUONS DE SUIVRE LES NOUVELLES DIFFUSIONS SUR CETTE INFO
Activists: 'There's a ban'Several animal rights activist groups are saying that vendors and restaurants have been told no dog meat will be allowed to be sold during this year's festival nor in the days running up to it.
California-based campaign group DuoDuo said they had heard this from "several reliable sources in Yulin", calling it "a crucial domino on the road to topple the dog meat industry".
The Humane Society International said that "if this news is true as we hope, it is a really big nail in the coffin for a gruesome event that has come to symbolise China's crime-fuelled dog meat trade"..
Peter Li, China policy specialist at HSI, told the BBC the authorities had already tried to discourage the practice, but that this year, they would be fining those found violating the ban.
The rule will affect dog meat retailers, market traders as well as restaurants, he said. But it will be temporary - meaning most dogs could be killed ahead of the event - and is not being announced officially.
"There is still resistance among the dog meat traders against any drastic rules," said Mr Li.