Just a few feet away from the shopping mall gathered a group of young, attractive men and women.
I thought it was some kind of social club, or maybe a group date until I noticed the large amount of furry, four legged friends that darted around them. On a cool weekday evening dogs from a variety of breeds were being given an opportunity to socialise.
All over China dogs are treated like a member of the family, but still the tradition persists where dog meat is sold by the side of the road and is the choice delight in dog meat festivals.
Nowadays, many Chinese people are against this practice and there are regular calls for it to be banned or classed as an illegal activity.
This article from China Daily has more