But one little boy watches in horror as the dog is lowered on a stick into the water, as many in the crowd laugh. The dog howls in terror and makes desperate attempts to escape. It takes two men to hold down a lid until the animal is dead.
Animal rights campaigner Michele Brown said: “This animal died the worst death imaginable. You can see raw fear in the dog’s eyes as its carried towards the boiling water.
“As they drop the dog into the water it screams for help, skin burning and blistering. It flails around so much, two strong men have to hold on to the lid.,,, continue...
“The young boy is an innocent child and he appears to be repulsed by what he saw.
"He was scared but unfortunately this probably won’t be the last time he will see a dog being boiled alive.”
These horrific video scenes have been highlighted by Michele’s animal rights group Fight Dog Meat in an effort to pressure the Chinese Government into introducing anti-cruelty laws.
At least 10 million dogs – many of which are stolen family pets – are killed for their meat every year in China, according to campaigners.