Chinese woman pays £700 to rescue 100 dogs from meat festival.

*Festival targeted by animal rights activists in China and abroad hit by street protests

A Chinese woman has paid almost £700 to save 100 canines from being eaten during a dog meat festival, media said on Sunday, as activists have lashed out at the event labelling it cruel.

Animal-loving Yang Xiaoyun paid about 7,000 yuan (£692) to save around 100 dogs in the southern city of Yulin on Saturday, web portal Netease reported..