HUNDREDS of dogs set for the dinner table in China were saved last week when 200 animal lovers rushed to their rescue. A brave driver, who spotted the doomed animals crammed into the back of a truck, swerved in front of the vehicle on a motorway in Beijing.
The man then managed to hold up the lorry long enough to alert other animal rights activists using his internet blog
Local media said 520 of the pups — set to be slaughtered — were eventually freed on Friday after an animal-protection group purchased them for £1,650.
The rescue was the latest in a string of high profile actions by Chinese pet lovers eager to put a stop to their country's ancient tradition of eating dog.
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