The festival looks like it will go ahead, despite legislation reportedly being introduced, to ban the sale of dogs.
That ban was supposed to have been instituted on June 15. However, subsequent inspections by activist groups indicate that there is fierce resistance to the ban, and that dog meat is still being sold in Yulin. Some say there is no ban at all.
The jury is out on what can be done to achieve the desired outcome for these campaigns. Activists are not convinced by the measures that have been taken thus far though. It would appear an acknowledgement of that is necessary.