Name  嘉小白 



Boone wasn't happy when I woke him up before the other kids and asked him if he wanted to go eat with us.  He jumped out of bed though and went with us.  Then he got in a very talkative mood.   


He informed us he is going to adopt from China when he gets older.  He said because China is poor. 



He told us he remembers his room number in the orphanage- #301


Me: "Tell me about China."

Boone:  "I didn't like China. They wouldn't let me eat unless I worked." 


No wonder you were so skinny.  

Boone is on the right.  

I just showed Boone the picture above.  He said, "Oh that was my friend.  He helped me from mean people.  I don't remember that girl!"  I'm guessing the girl wasn't from his orphanage.  She looks too clean and healthy.  Her  hair is shiny.  

Jia Xiao Bai-Allen.1 i will go to school soon

Jia Xiao Bai-Allen.5


Friends or food? Big data reveals what China thinks of dog meat

Source:Xinhua Published: 2015-6-20 9:15:41 

Yulin, China's dog meat festival, is held every June on Xiazhi, the longest day in the Chinese lunar calendar. But what does the public really think about eating dog meat?

On Twitter, thousands of tweets bearing the hashtag #StopYuLin2015 were posted every hour on Friday alone, with many users calling on their followers to sign a petition to stop the Yulin festival.

As of 9 pm, Friday, more than 2.3 million users had posted messages opposing the practice. Similar campaigns were also seen on Sina Weibo, China's Twitter-like microblog website.

#Yulindogmeatfestival was used in more than 350,000 posts, making it the highest-trending hashtag on the issue.

Topics with more suggestive tags such as #saynotoYulindogmeatfestival attracted wide attention, and many retweets.

However, contrary to the buzz on Twitter, data revealed by search engine Baidu paints a different picture; suggesting a decline in interest in the festival.

According to Baidu Index, searches for "dog meat" over the past seven days had dropped 38 percent year on year, while "dog meat festival" had 57 percent less searches.

However, it revealed that the most-asked questions related to dog meat were: "How to cook it" and "when is the festival".

In regions like Yulin in southwest China, dog meat is seen as a delicacy. However, a growing number of people oppose the tradition, on the grounds that dogs are pets and eating dog meat may cause disease.

On Thursday, Yulin government reiterated that it did not support the "so-called festival" and promised to come down hard on anyone caught stealing or poisoning dogs.

In 2011, Jinhua, another city in east China's Zhejiang Province canceled its 600-year old dog meat festival after massive opposition.

 Boone is from the Province of Zhejiang Province.  BTW, in the pictures at the top, Boone is eating pig.  : - )  However,  the U.S. is just not as desperate as China is at times.