Playful puppy pleas for attention... unaware it is about to be skinned alive and cooked: Heartbreaking image from China's annual dog meat festival where tens of thousands of animals are killed.
- WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT
- Thousands of dogs and cats butchered as Yulin festival gets underway
- Slaughterers hit them over the head, cut their throats open then boil them
- Opened mid fierce international criticism and clashes with protesters
- Supporters hit back, calling for people to boycott Turkey at Christmas