This puppy didn’t know what his fate was when he was trying to get some attention.

Daily Mail – Playfully pawing at a man’s leg, a puppy begs for attention as most young pets would do.

At first glance, this could be any cherished canine simply craving more love from a distracted owner.

But this is far from a walk round the park – this poor puppy is about to die a barbaric death at a vile dog meat festival that has sparked outrage around the world.

He is one of thousands of canines that will be skinned alive, butchered and eaten as the market in China got underway amid clashes with protesters.

As many as 10,000 dogs, many of them stolen pets, are slaughtered for the market held deep in the largely rural and poor Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to mark the summer solstice.

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