Animal rights activists have shared footage of a dog yelping as it is cooked on a barbecue in a Chinese meat market.
Campaigners are calling for an end to the barbaric trade in dog meat.
A video shared by campaign group No To Dog Meat, shows a dog in searing pain as it tries to open its battered jaw to yelp, while it’s cooked on a barbecue at a meat market in Yulin.
MailOnline has decided not to show the videos due to their distressing content.
The activists also shared clips of a dog stuffed into a cramped cage in filthy conditions in a meat market in the Chinese city of Yulin, which is known for the notorious dog meat festival.
The videos, which are from earlier dates, were shared in preparation for a march to the Chinese embassy in London today, where activists are demanding an end to the trade of dogs and cats for food.
‘Your food markets have no control over sanitation and nor do the majority of your restaurants,’ the campaign group said in a statement.
‘It is time to end the live slaughter and abject cruelty to dogs and cats in your markets (including Wuhan). It is time to end the illegal trade of dogs and cats for food and fur.’