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.

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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.

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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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MDeeDubroff

M Dee Dubroff is the penname of this freelance writer and former teacher originally from Brooklyn, New York. A writer of ghostly and horror fiction, she has branched out into the world of humorous non fiction writing and maintains eight web sites covering a wide variety of topics. She also writes feature articles for several local newspapers. Her book entitled: A Taste of Funny, and her website, Eat, Drink And Really Be Merry (http://www.ingestandimbibe.com) feature many well researched and humorous articles on the subject of food and drink.
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86 comments
BarbaraMcDonald
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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Rosalba D'Agostino
Rosalba D'Agostino

PEOPLE BAN EVERYTHING FROM CHINA! THEY WILL LOOSE , THEY ARE LOOSER!

Rosalba D'Agostino
Rosalba D'Agostino

THIS IS WHY I HATE THEM, DIRTY EVIL-SCUM, CORRUPTED CHINA GOVERNMENT! HOW CAN YOU DO SUCH A NASTY THING ON ANIMALS! ORIENTAL PEOPLE DON'T HAVE HEART, NO EMOTIONS, NO SOUL, COLD LIKE ICE, DIRTY LITTLE CHINESE SCUM HOPE YOU DIE IN THE HELL! SOMEONE SHUOLD KILL ALL OF THEM, LIKE THIS WILL BE A BETTER PLANET! KILLING THE DOG WITH STICK , IF U KEEP YOUR DOG CLEAN AND PROPERLY U WILL SEE NO DISEASE!

Rosalba D'Agostino
Rosalba D'Agostino

SEE this oriental are all the same! primitive, DIRTY-SCUM ON THE EARTH, with no emotions , heart like a stone, cold people and NASTY-EVIL! I HOPE AMERICA WILL PUT THE BOMD OVER THERE AND KILL EVERY SINGLE- CHINESE...BASTARDS!

Thomas Zychowski
Thomas Zychowski

狗是幸运的,你应该看到什么中国人做自己的人。他们是野蛮的一种说不出的规模。死去的狗是运气,“不必再生活在痛苦中。

Tony Lux
Tony Lux

BASTARDS! I LIKE TO BET THOSE ASS HOLES WITH A STICK!

fbg
fbg

China is a ****ing disgusting corrupt country. No wonder they are all spreading to western countries. eww **** off!!

f**k u China!
f**k u China!

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

wewrwe
wewrwe

Fuck China,stupid barbers!

john smith
john smith

....................../´¯) ....................,/¯../ .................../..../ ............./´¯/'...'/´¯¯`·¸ ........../'/.../..../......./¨¯ ........('(...´...´.... ¯~/'...') ..........................'...../ ..........''............. _.·´ ..........................( .............................. THIS IS FOR YOU CHINA oh and KISS MY FUCKING ASS

none
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.

poopy
poopy

THIs is soooooooo evil!!!!!!!!

poopy
poopy

NOOBS!!!!!!!

poop
poop

your all idots

piccolo343
piccolo343

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

muneeb
muneeb

ohh its really pity why they killed them? hcg diet

Rocco
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.

fuck god
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

fuck god
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.....

Anonymous
Anonymous

Humans sicken me. Have they forgotten that they are also animals?

tom
tom

Mahatmas Ghandi is a racist and a pedophile.. I don't know why you listening to him.

igor
igor

f u c k chinese! u small- d i c k primates!

Sanjuro
Sanjuro

I think this may be worse than homicidal Wal-Mart employees.

ANIMAL LOVER
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....

aaron
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.:)

sharat
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.....

Jay
Jay

Looks like a good YouTube video.

anonymous
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!!!!!!!!!!!

sunny
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....

jay
jay

I think they got the right idea. That's the way they kill baby seals.

Jesus Christ
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.

joe
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.

Sridhar
Sridhar

The earth is not just for humans, it is for plants, birds and animals.

Pruthvi
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.

mary
mary

i think i'm going to be sick. . .

anonymous
anonymous

To the author ... its "Mahatma Gandhi" not "Mahatmas Gandhi"

Jay
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.

Jay
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.

Jay
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.

jay
jay

Some things should be left in the closet. We don't need to know how cows and pigs are killed either.

dogrescue
dogrescue

yup... you will be borned as a dog in the next birth and have the same fate!GOOD LUCK :)

Kelly
Kelly

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