The horrifying scenes at the slaughterhouse made him realize that he had to rescue the poor dogs from being killed. Wang had reportedly paid over $400,000 to turn the slaughterhouse into a safe haven for animals.
Dogs are truly one of the best friends you could ever ask for. Especially when you have a pet dog that you have seen grow all these years, they become an integral part of your life. And when a Chinese millionaire Wang Yan lost his pet dog, he was left heartbroken and tried looking until he stumbled upon a slaughterhouse. As reported by Metro.
Yan spent many days looking for his own dog but could never find it. Yan later decided to try his luck at a nearby slaughterhouse to see if his dog was there. Although he didn't find his dog there, he was shocked and deeply saddened by the treatment of all the other hundreds of animals over there. “I went looking everywhere, but all to no avail, Finally, someone let me go into the slaughterhouse to try my luck there.”
The horrifying scenes at the slaughterhouse made him realize that he had to do something for the poor animals and rescue them from being killed. Wang had reportedly paid over $400,000 to turn the slaughterhouse into a safe haven for animals in Changchun city, northeast China's Jinlin province.
When asked if others are helping him with this initiative, 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."
Although Wang had been doing everything in his capacity to provide for the dogs, he has since then gone into serious debt. ‘I don’t accept monetary donations,’ he told reporters. ‘I only hope that kind-hearted people will be able to donate a few supplies to help.’ He soon ensured that all the dogs living there, at least 2000 dogs at one point, will be able to find forever homes after people wanted to adopt them. Following the rapid rate of adoption, there are now only just about 200 dogs still left there.
Wang protecting so many dogs comes as great news especially considering how China is often known for butchering dogs for their meat. And sadly, it is stray dogs that become prey to such brutal attacks. Nearly 10,000 dogs are killed every year in the largely rural and poor Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region as part of Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
The festival had caused a massive uproar internationally and many people have criticized the Chinese government for their condoning of this culture.