It’s nice to get occasional reminders that there are still some selfless heroes out there. People who act so selflessly, that all we can do is stand in awe and admire their generosity. Wang, a 29-year-old Chinese millionaire, spent all of his money to save the lives of helpless stray dogs from the slaughterhouse and went completely bankrupt doing so. His motive? Nothing but pure kindness and compassion.
In an interview with a Chinese news agency, Wang explained that getting a glance behind the scenes of the dog slaughterhouses was no easy task. He said: “I went looking everywhere, but all to no avail, Finally, someone let me go into the slaughterhouse to try my luck there.”
Once he got a glimpse of what the poor stray dogs are going through in a slaughterhouse in Changchun city, in China’s northeastern Jinlin province, there was no turning back. Wang spent over $400,000 to convert the slaughterhouse into a dog sanctuary. When the interviewer asked him if he got any support from other people, Wang replied: “I don’t accept monetary donations, I only hope that kind-hearted people will be able to donate a few supplies to help.”
Sadly, Wang’s act of selflessness led him to some serious financial complications and left him completely bankrupt. Nevertheless, Wang’s endeavors saved the lives of more than 2,000 stray dogs. Many would think that’s more than enough, but Wang didn’t stop there. The man was able to rehome 1,800 of them in loving forever homes, with only 200 of them waiting to find their match.
China is infamous for its widespread consumption of dog meat. It is believed that 10,000 stray dogs are being butchered each year in China, mostly in the relatively poor and rural Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The region is also home to the notorious Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
China’s 5th largest city, Shenzhen, recently banned the trade of dog meat, due to international pressure, with many hoping that other Chinese cities will soon follow.
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