By Benjamin Cost
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.