Disappointing video. On the one hand, there really is no difference between Yulin and what goes on daily.
But the compassion of people who are not vegans should be a point of commonality to bring people together, to allow them to have insight into other areas, and then extend that same compassion to animals being exploited everyday.
The tone of this video is more about meat eaters being hypocritical and too stupid to see how this goes on everyday.
Emily, you also present this in a somewhat condescending way, with what appears to be no understanding of how humans think and behave. Two years ago, there was a bombing at the end of the Boston Marathon. 4 people died. The vast majority of Americans where in an uproar and there was an outpouring of compassion for the victims and the city and at the same time anger towards the perpetrators.
At the same time, the US conducts drone strikes against "terrorists" where hundreds and hundreds of civilians, innocent are killed. Those people have human families with human names and the vast majority of Americans are indifferent. Why? Because they are "them", not us. That is a how humans can treat other humans so humanely. But making them "different" and less than human. It's common for humans to do that, how much easier it is with animals? (yes, I'm aware every human being is actually raised culturally to think of animals as exactly equal to humans....er....no wait, very few humans are raised that way.)
So people in our country and in many others view dogs as a companion animal for people, not as a food animal. It's how humans are conditioned. We learn empathy and have empathy towards certain people, animals and situations. We are sympathetic to the plight of dolphins being killed in "The Cove" but not to the millions of sharks being killed. We love Flipper, but f--k Jaws.
This is ingrained human nature. But that ingrained human nature can be used to make a connection to some, and to talk about these other things. Instead of saying "so what about Yulin, there's other more horrible things going on everyday" perhaps say:
"I totally understand why you are upset by this and you should be. Did you know this goes on every day though? And here's how...." Then talk about how we can reduce that type of suffering by our own personal choices. But the way you describe it now is, if you don't care about farm animals, then don't care about the dogs in Yulin. Okay. I won't.
The thing is, there's speaking for truth that is all about you, and not actually communicating it in a way another person would be open to hearing it and then changing. It's similar to the video you made explaining to meat eaters how vegans see the world. It's all about you. Would love to see you make a video about how people see the world, and why. Vegans are just as likely to have blinders on, if not more so, than anyone else. Stephen Covey says "to be understood, first seek to understand." There's little of that going on here. But continue to preach to the converted, there's a comfort to that I guess.