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Glad I'm not in China

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by dog428, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    Horrible story. Always amazed at the stupidity of government -- every type of government.


    SHANGHAI, China (Aug. 2) - China slaughtered 50,000 dogs in a government-ordered crackdown after three people died of rabies, sparking unusually pointed criticism in state media Tuesday and an outcry from animal rights activists.

    The five-day slaughter in Mouding county in Yunnan province in southwestern China ended Sunday and spared only military guard dogs and police canine units, state media reported.

    Dogs being walked were seized from their owners and beaten to death on the spot, the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported. Led by the county police chief, killing teams entered villages at night creating noise to get dogs barking, then beat the animals to death, the reports said.

    Owners were offered 63 cents per animal to kill their own dogs before the teams were sent in, they said.
  2. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    As someone that hates to hear about any form of cruelty, no matter the animal, I can only state that they have a different perspective on pets over there. Mind you, it isn't everyone, but the general consesus is different.
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Glad I'm not a dog in China.
  4. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    What, this isn't about Sean Waltman?
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    What the fuck are people going to eat now!? (Had to be said)
  6. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Dog, duh. There's 50,000 of them marinating now. :-[
  7. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Does that mean it's a good day for cats there? :-\
  8. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    That's kinda what I was saying, what with the screen name and all.
  9. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    The only other thing I would point out is that this did not occur nationwide. It was relegated to a small segment where the population is minimal and the area is nothing but small villages.

    While the beatings are incredibly cruel, their only other option for the termination of these dogs would have been via a needle. Since they already demonstrated that they don't feel like putting a needle in each dog to kill off rabies, they chose the cheaper option of beating.

    It sucks all around.
  10. leo1

    leo1 Active Member


    as awful as this story is, we're glad you're not in china now, too.
  11. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I think PETA should invade the country.
  12. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Maybe the Chinese could beat them in the streets with sticks, too.
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