36,000 Stray Dogs Killed in China

Posted on June 30, 2009

In an egregious act of animal cruelty, a city in China has opted to kill 36,000 stray and pet dogs. The motivation behind the killings was the elimination of rabies but even so, such an act would never have occurred in a country that recognizes the rights of animals.

The raising of dogs was banned under the rule of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong and considered a bourgeois pastime. It was made legal just a few years ago as living standards rose. Unfortunately, the incidence of rabies has also been on the rise and at least twelve people have died in the northern province of Shaanxi, and more than 6,000 people had been bitten or scratched in the last month.

“The monitoring data showed that the danger caused by the dogs which carried rabies virus has increased and epidemic prevention and control is urgent,” claims Xing Tianhu, deputy mayor of the city.

Although rabies is a real concern, animal protection groups have no sympathy for China where millions of animals are killed randomly for their pelts and both cats and dogs are mistreated and inhumanely euthanized. The abuse will only stop when legislation forces its hand, and it is to China’s credit that the very first law to recognize animal welfare is in the drafting stage. It is believed that as the law changes, the killings will stop.

The irony of the justification for the mass murder of these animals has not escaped authorities.

“The mass removal of dogs can result in the increased movement of dogs of unknown disease status from surrounding areas, thereby actually facilitating disease transmission and increasing the threat to human and animal health,” claims Peter Williams, China director for the World Society for Protection of Animals.

Mahatmas Ghandi once said that a country’s moral code is discerned by the way it treats its animals.

If this is so, China gets a failing grade.

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87 thoughts on “36,000 Stray Dogs Killed in China

    1. ...

      too busy dealing with the minor issues and trying to convert everyone to being vegen rather than deal with real animal abuse

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  1. pacat

    They eat cats and heads beat dogs to death.Makes me love my country more and more.This is sick!!!!! You can get rabies from other animals too.
    CAN SOME ONE SAY INOCULATION?

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      1. pacat

        Who is paying men to go around killing dogs? What about cats? They carry rabies too,not to name various other wildlife such as rats. Where does it stop? You can't kill everything.Maybe this place should just ban all lower creatures.Now THAT would cause a real killing fest.

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        1. well...

          'economic stimulus' that… and epic cheap labour vs the $$$ in cost for animal facilities, medicines, treatment, and rehabilitation.

          Its not like rats are spared. just because the article does not speak about rats and other pests does not mean they are exempt from termination.

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  2. pacat

    By the way,I think most of you remember that these are the same people that tie orphans to potty chairs and in cribs so all they can do is rock and go slowly crazy.Why would we think they would treat animals any better?!

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  3. anon

    China kills 36,000 dogs to prevent the spread of rabies.
    UK, USA and others have recently killed over a million chickens, ducks, and other poultry to prevent bird flu.
    A little further back millions of cows were killed to contain mad cow disease.

    Funny how those who feel safer as a result are now complaining.
    And before anyone suggests that somehow incineration or death by bolt gun is any more humane, there is no evidence that 'humane methods' were considered in any of the western animal killings. Instead, the priority is the effective containment of a known danger to humans, as it should be.

    Thousands of animals are killed for meat products daily. How about condemning that instead of an act of medical protection of humans.

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    1. pacat

      AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH,Must be vegan. Okay point taken.I suggest we ban all animals from being humanely put death.Once we have done this we should have solved the problem of rabies,mad cow disease,ect.Now that that problem is solved,lets move on and kill all the insects,ants,bees, grasshoppers, and all the rest.We now have a totally meat free world.OOPS!! Now there are no bees to pollinate or birds to drop seeds.
      It is all taken in perspective. We will never be a perfect world but,there are much better bandstands to stand on.Beating anything to death will always be deplorable

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      1. JM1

        Yeah, China sucks hard in this case, but there are a few videos floating around showing "diseased" cows simply behind disposed of alive, i.e. ground up without being stunned or killed first. Very, very bad, but don't expect too much from the freaks that work in the "livestock" industry, or from any government oversight. Remember, they couldn't keep infected vegetables from killing us.

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    2. wtf >[

      Hahahaha. look at you with the paragraphs! Ya ok im sure clubbing those dogs is more humane than quicker and less painful methods used to kill cows or chickens. Not even close. I can just imagine those dogs sitting there taking several hits to the head before lethal trauma. Yes the priority is containing harm to humans but there is evidence that cattle or chickens were killed more humanely. The animal protection activists are all over that and I consider lethal injections humane. And hello, we eat this food, that can't be condemned if most humans are naturally omnivores. Nobody is eating those poor dead dogs let alone showing any respect after they just killed them without knowing if they had rabies or not. Not evrybody is a vegan btw and shame on china for doing this.

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  4. Ryan

    So what. I bet you lot come into contact with 100s of products everyday that have harmed animals far more than a few bashes on the head.

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    1. pacat

      That is right Ryan. Life is full of things we can and cannot control,It doesn't make it any better to accept brutal behavior no matter where and what it is.

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      1. mrhankey

        The 'pacat' dude is from a country full of stray dogs, where many people get literally torn apart and really nasty traffic accidents happen 'cause of those pests. And yet people nourish and tolerate them. That's because most of the capable folks out there went to work in western countries and only the slow ones remained there. I wouldn't be surprised to hear of interspecies marriages soon.
        Ah, and "pacat" means pitty.
        By the way, I pitty you…

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        1. pacat

          I am sorry, You make no sense at all. I take it you don't like dogs. I lived in the Philippines for several years and was bit by a stray.At the time the rabies vaccine was very painful.I went through twenty one shots.Never once did I think of going out and killing all the strays just because of one dog.
          You make me wonder how you treat your children

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        2. pacat

          mrhankey "DUDE" Pacat is a singular being divided by one and split by two. This shows just how ignorant you are.

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    2. wtf >[

      Products? no sorry, in western countries mainly dogs are either hit by cars, small ones are eaten by coyotes, or f***ed up people abuse them. and a few bashes on the head happened to kill 36000 dogs, and i imagine it took a few minutes to actually kill each dog.

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  5. RICKY

    if they are not capable of handling these dogs they should send them to india..we will adopt them …….FUCK OFF CHINA..YOU ARE KILLING THOSE WHO CAN'T EXPLAIN THEIR PROBLEM IF THEY HAVE……………..

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  6. ricky

    Actually , who so ever are involved in killing these dogs , they are actually animals not dogs…..

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    1. Jay

      China have the smartest minds and people in the world. That's why they will be the next number one world power.

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  7. ricky

    China is actually a POOR Country that can spend few millions $ for these dogs……….That rubbish..

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      1. sharat

        PETA – Please Encash Tele (vision) bound Actors….. They do gain good amount of publicity and cash inflow when ever their celebs go on with minimal clothes and suggest to be amongst the animal saviors.

        Don't know when would they act upon, after the act is done or after the remorse has been done, aah… is that they just wanna sum up the count of the celebs that go semi clad generating those XTRA bucks…..

        God knows when would they return to their core…. PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
        Lets hope they would look into the future of the aspect that they were here on this very earth, or just look into the beautiful bodies (celebs) they enchant publicly onto the streets in the name of the these speechless, helpless creatures…..

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  8. Pruthvi

    This is bull shit you people would have started controlling dog population or atleast of least you could have killed them with some injections.But killing them by beating really hurts.

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    1. Jay

      Humans are the deciders of the rest. We are on the top of the food chain. Don't fix it if it is not broken.

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  9. joe

    That what they do in America except they call it euthanize when no one adopt them from the shelters. So get off your high horses, all of you PITA type people. Let's hope the dog meat and pelt don't go to waste.

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  10. Jesus Christ

    Every animal has right to live till it dies a natural death. we can't kill a person if he gets sick by infection, instead we give them proper treatment. Then why do we kill animals (mass murder) if they get sick. Every life is equally important and precious.

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    1. Jay

      Are you part of PITA. Animals are here to feed humans. The natures cycle. If all animals life until their natural death we would be overrun by them. Take out your knives and forks.

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      1. Kelly

        Jay——- WTF??????!!!!!!!!!! Wats ur problem??? They will die a NATURAL death not bein eaten and beat to death!!!

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  11. sunny

    the last statment was good… where is PETA now…. i think they will be some where after paris hilton… just seeing which dog she has now…. i think they also running a Hitler show in china… i think they should be banned from global economy… i just hope some one is doing some thing againt this act of china….

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  12. anonymous

    This is SICK so what some people got rabies that doesn't mean they should kill these innocent dogs that probably DON'T EVEN HAVE RABIES!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Jay

      Dogs in stray packs are not innocent, they bit people and attack children. We should make soup out of a bad thing and feed the homeless.

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  13. sharat

    PETA – Please Encash Tele (vision) bound Actors….. They do gain good amount of publicity and cash inflow when ever their celebs go on with minimal clothes and suggest to be amongst the animal saviors.

    Don't know when would they act upon, after the act is done or after the remorse has been done, aah… is that they just wanna sum up the count of the celebs that go semi clad generating those XTRA bucks…..

    God knows when would they return to their core…. PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
    Lets hope they would look into the future of the aspect that they were here on this very earth, or just look into the beautiful bodies (celebs) they enchant publicly onto the streets in the name of the these speechless, helpless creatures…..

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  14. aaron

    well, animals as pets is surely a great responsibility.We have to take good care of them like our own.By giving food and shelter surely we are giving the best care.i give my dog a pet gate so he can move freely inside our house.:)

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  15. ANIMAL LOVER

    THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I AM A LACTO VEGETARIAN. I AM AGAINST THIS. CHINA IS FUCKED UP AND WILL NEVER LIVE IN ASIA OR AFRICA. THIS IS FUCKED UP AND DOGS DESERVE TO LIVE, AND CATS TOO. WHOEVER SUPPORTS THIS OR DID THIS ARE NOT MY FRIENDS. ANIMALS HAVE FEELINGS AND I CANNOT STAND ANIMAL KILLING OR CANNIBALISM OF ANY KIND. FUCK YOU CHINA, KOREA, JAPAN AND FEW OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES….

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  16. fuck god

    YEA GO CHINA YOU ARE GREAT GOOD JOB I HOPE YOU DONT GET BOMED BY THE FUCKING U.S.A. AND FUCK YOU JESUS CHRIST SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU GODDAMN CHRISTIAN ASSHOLE

    btw im from alabama and im athiest…..

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  17. fuck god

    OMFG WE KILL MILIONS OF ANIMALS EVERY DAY JUST TO FEED OURSELVES AND WE DONT CARE ABOUT THAT SO WHAT WHEN WE KILL A BUNCH OF PEOPLE OVER IN IRAQ BECAUSE WE BOMED OUR SELVES AND THEN BLAMED IT ON THEM WE DONT GIVE A FUKCING SHIT ABOUT IT THEN WE SEE A COUPLE OF MANGIE MUTTS GET KILLED AND WE WANT TO FUCKING BOMB SOME ONE ELSE FUCK YOU GUES FUCK AMERICA FUCK THE U.S.A. WE ARE BULLIES AND WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO BE IN IRAQ AND WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUDGE OTHER PEOPL FOR WHAT THEY DO TO SURVIVE FUCK YOU ALL

    sidcrowson@yahoo.com

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  18. Rocco

    After being sent a video on how dogs are skinned alive in china, as it is easier to remove this way. i was ill and could not remove the little a could bear to watch from my brain. I wanted to do more reserch to maybe understand it all and see if there is something being done to educate these people as after all every nation at one time has been guilty of mistreating animals. I am a meet eater and wear animal skin (leather) and make the effort to buy from ranges I have reaserched and know have been treated well during there life and killed in a way I think is humane. The comment made that hitting these animals around the head is just as humane as an enjection well I think you need to ask yourself, if you had no choice and you were going to be killed which would you choose? I think that it is not that these people are bad or that anyone should make comments in regard to a whole country! It is that these people need to be educated to understand these animals feel pain like you or I.

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  19. piccolo343

    what does People Eating Tasty Animals have to do with animal cruelty? i don't understand why people keep talking about them

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  20. none

    I would like to go over to china beat the crap out those people with metal bat and torture them and see how they like it.Or kill the chinnese goverment.

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  21. john smith

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    THIS IS FOR YOU CHINA oh and KISS MY FUCKING ASS

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  22. f**k u China!

    heartless human beings!! they will borned as a dog in the next birth and have tha same fate!!!!

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  23. BarbaraMcDonald

    IAM APPALLED AT THE CRUELTY GOING ON ALL OVER THE WORLD.  CAN’T GET PICTURES OUT OF MY HEAD BUT COME ON LOOK HOW MANY PEOPLE WE KILL EVERY DAY.  THERE IS A MUTATED STRAIN OF FLU KILLING PEOPLE IN CHINA AS I WRITE THIS.  ON LAST NIGHTS NEWS.  JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE IT HITS NRTH.AMERICA.  IT KILLS 20% OF EVERYONE WHO GETS IT RIGHT NOW.  LOOK HOW MANY CHICKENS THEY KEEP IN THOSE TINY CAGES. TERRIBLE! WHY CAN’T THEY SEE HOW DIRTY THIS IS NEVER MIND THE CRUELTY.  THOSE CHICKENS CAN’T EVEN MOVE. THE HUMAN RACE IS INSANE. PETA ASKED ME FOR A DONATION  BUT DO THEY REALLY SAVE ANYTHING? LOOKING FOR FRIENDS TO SHARE THOUGHTS WITH. COMPASSIONATE IN CANADA.  THANKS FOR READING, BARB.
    !

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  24. margaret lucas

    after seeing all of the acute cruelty of all animals i decided to sign every petition i could to try and help towards ending the heinous things that they do. there are many. they all haunt me every second of every day but i can cope with that. i struggle with seeing and knowing what they do.I just wish it would all end soon but we all have to sign as many petitions as we can to help end all this inhumane cruelty. so anybody out there if you will help to sign petitions we would help to save alot of beautiful creatures that just do not deserve to die AT ALL.

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