China is a country with very different habits and lifestyle, and that is true. But we never expected them to be so different. Probably you heard about the gruesome dog-meat festival held in Yulin, which makes every dog owner tremble in disgust. Amazingly, that is not the only shocking fact about China, as there are some that will blow your mind away.
#1 China is using all of its forests to make disposable chopsticks
Yes, China has the smallest territory covered in forests, which is only about 20%. This is because they used the 80% to make 80 billion pairs of chopsticks every year, which are disposed of after the meal is done. You can imagine the high number of trees that suffer because of that.
#2 Rich people send their look-alikes in prison for them
The wealthy people in China found an ingenious way to serve time in jail. They hire a look-alike person to serve the imprisonment time in their place. You never thought that is possible, did you? Well, it is true, and it is a very widespread phenomenon also.
#3 Chinese are large cat meat consumers
If you though the Yulin dog eating festival is the only one of this kind, you are wrong. It seems that the Chinese people enjoy consuming animals that are considered to be pets in the rest of the world. Every single day, about 10,000 cats end up in the plates of the people in the Guangdong province. Of course, this phenomenon raises protests as well, so it may be banned soon, hopefully.
#4 They paint their pets’ coats to make them look like other animals
Well, the Chinese that don’t consume pets, but keep the around the houses, seem to appreciate spending money on them in a bizarre way. For instance, they paint the fur of their dogs to make them look like a tiger or a panda bear. What an extreme!