Despite the government’s rigorous efforts to discourage the consumption of wildlife and pets for meat due to health reasons, the controversial dog meat festival has kicked off in mainland China.
‘Love Aaj Kal ‘ fame Kartik Aaryan on Tuesday dropped an adorable picture with his pets and stood against this ruthless practice in the name of festival in Yulin city of Guangxi Zhuang, an autonomous region in mainland China. The actor shared a picture on Instagram where he voiced his opinion against the consumption of dog meat. In the picture below, Aaryan is seen cuddling with his two pet dogs in his arms while beaming at the camera.
The ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh‘ star noted, “Har saal Dil Todte hain yeh Yulin Festival waale (every year these Yulin Festival people break my heart) #StopYulin #YulinKMKB.” (along with a broken heart emoji). With the post hitting social media, fans and celebrity followers including Anushka Sharma, and Bhumi Pednekar appreciated Aaryan’s effort to put an end to the controversial festival.
The post caught tremendous attention than four lakh likes within just an hour from the time it was originally posted. According to the New York Post, the 10-day annual festival in the southwestern city of Yulin usually attracts thousands of visitors, many of whom buy dogs for the pot that are on display in cramped cages.