Prince Ferdinand Von Anhalt, Is Speaking Out About The Horrifying Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
Beverly Hills socialite and real life prince Ferdinand Von Anhalt was a guest on "Good Day LA" on Monday. The prince, known for his appearance on "Millionaire Matchmaker," has been taking up for the plight of dogs that might end up served to festival goers during the controversial Yulin dog meat festival. Von Anhalt is also a huge supporter of pet adoption and during the segment, he promoted pet adoption
The Yulin dog meat festival is a Chinese celebration that happens every year. It has been estimated that about 10,000 dogs and cats are captured and killed to be served as food during the festival each year. The shocking festival has been a Yulin tradition but now there is worldwide opposition to what some have summed up as nothing but animal abuse.
There have been claims recently that dogs and cats rounded up to be eaten during the summer solstice festival are often kidnapped pets. There has been even more outrage over claims that many festival participants believe that the more the dog suffers during slaughter, the better luck they bring to the person eating them.
This year, despite several new guidelines forced on the Yulin dog meat festival because of outrage and protests throughout the world, those serving the dog meat delicacy are reporting that business is good. This news has been saddening to many animal lovers and Prince Ferdinand Von Anhalt is one of the high profile protesters trying to shut down the disturbing festival.
The prince, who is also a stepson of Zsa Zsa Gabor, posted a YouTube video in protest of the festival. Be warned, the content of the video is disturbing and that is why Von Anhalt believes the festival must be stopped.
Those in the Los Angeles area can contact the St. Martin's Animal Foundation for more information on local area pet adoption. They are also a great resource for those interested in getting involved in the fight against the Yulin dog meat festival.