Every year, the Chinese city of Yulin in Guangxi plays host to a 10-day dog meat festival, where an estimated 15,000 dogs are slaughtered, according to NGOs.
A team from McGarryBowen in Shanghai – a creative agency – visited Yulin and collected large numbers of leftover dog bones from restaurants, garbage bins, dog meat markets and stalls. They classified, selected, numbered, processed and placed them together to form a complete dog skeleton.
The result is an installation called #Yulindog, which was displayed at Bridge 8 Art Space in Shanghai.
The dog skeleton was made up of 230 bones, each of which was originally used in dishes. The team said in a statement: “It is the evidence of Yulin dogs are eaten by humans. It is the image of the destiny of [a lot of] Yulin dogs.”
The public were asked to sign their names on a large panel in support for the cancellation of the Yulin dog meat festival.
The project was made in collaboration with local pet brand Honeycare.