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Man strips naked and cages himself to protest dog butchers

http://shanghaiist.com/2011/12/21/ caged_performer_protests_eating_dog.php#photo-1

By Benjamin Cost
12-20-2011

An encaged performance artist set up shop in front of a Guizhou Province dog butcher shop yesterday to protest the consumption of dogs. Despite the 3 degrees celsius outside temperature, the 40-year-old canine advocate, Pian Shankong, was clad in nothing but a pair of underwear. Throngs of self-proclaimed dog volunteers joined him in the demonstration, chanting "do not eat dog meat."

Pian stated with regards to the bizarre spectacle:

"I do urge you not to eat dog meat. We love promoting small animals, protection of human faithful friend."

Pian's protest is one of many demonstrations he has "performed" in a circuit of Southwest China, spanning Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces in addition to Guizhou.

Read more from Shanghaiist on dog meat here.


http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2011-12/20/content_14293540_2.htm


Pian Shankong, a 40-year-old performance artist in his underwear, squats inside a dog cage in front of a dog butcher at a wholesale market in Guiyang city, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, on Dec 19, 2011, urging people to not eat dogs. The local temperature was 3 degrees Celsius. Since last year, Pian has traveled around many places in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in Southwest China to call for the public to love the animals. At every stop during the tour, Pian got down on his knees before animals, said a dog protection volunteer.


Pian Shankong, a 40-year-old performance artist in his underwear, squats inside a dog cage in front of a dog butcher at a wholesale market in Guiyang city, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, on Dec 19, 2011, urging people to not eat dogs. Many volunteers came out to support his message.

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