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As dog ownership in China skyrockets, with 62 million now kept as pets, pressure grows to end consumption of the animals

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wning a dog is particularly popular among newly wealthy millennials, who sometimes view owning a pet as a way to flaunt wealth or make a fashion statement. Millions of Chinese are now joining international activists in advocating that Shanghai should not host the 2019 World Dog Show unless the city of Yulin closes down its annual festival celebrating dog meat.
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Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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