Woman saves 100 dogs from Yulin dog meat festival

On Saturday, retired teacher and animal advocate Yang Xiaoyun, 65, bought 100 dogs, saving their lives.

The dogs were at the annual dog meat festival in Yulin, China. Had Yang not bought the dogs, they would have been killed for their meat. The dog-saver traveled 1,500 miles from Tianjin and paid approximately $1,100 to ensure that these dogs remained safe.

Every year, about 10,000 dogs are killed in Yulin for the dog meat festival. Some of the dogs may even be stolen pets as they arrive in Yulin wearing collars.

This is not the first animal rescue for Yang. Since 1995, she has adopted hundreds of animals and has even sold her home in order to do so. She now houses almost 1,500 dogs and 200 cats.

Yang is one of many animal rights activists opposing the dog meat festival in Yulin. Many people have taken to Twitter to express their fury with the festival's existence.

Yang reportedly hopes to open a dog sanctuary in Yulin to save more dogs from the annual festival.

Click through this slideshow to see images of advocates in an attempt to #StopYulin2015:

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Woman saves 100 dogs from Yulin dog meat festival
Please help stop the #YulinDogMeatFestival https://t.co/8qjoVQ1Y6X http://t.co/MoCSgYlIfw
#CHINA #StopYulin2015 STOP THE YULIN DOG MEAT EATING FESTIVAL https://t.co/q4Syi8XhjQ http://t.co/e5zXWwKruI
#StopYuLin2015 Support Du Yufeng, Chinese Animal Rights Activist Community #StopYuLin2015 https://t.co/iClTGQunf8 http://t.co/Xss4PsC3J5
We're in China training these awesome young campaigners the skills to #StopYulin2015 & end the #DogMeatTrade http://t.co/UHx1VQFx4i
Ricky Humanities barbarity to #animals is almost as limitless as our resolve to stop it #StopYulin2015 @rickygervais http://t.co/cWoZwuEfGq

Watch this video to see how activists are trying to stop the annual dog meat festival:

Tension Mounts Over China Dog Meat Festival
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