- A golden retriever has become something of a local celebrity in China for his habit of guarding his owner’s bicycle. Luo Wencong does not need to buy a bike lock as his dog, Li Li, keeps such a close eye on bicycle. Li Li is so clever that he can also count, carry baskets of shopping and take out the rubbish. The best part of the video is at the end when Li Li climbs up on the bike and lets his Luo know he’s ready to go by barking!
I think what makes this even more amazing is that many Chinese still eat dogs and cats after seeing how smart, loving and loyal they can be!
Thank you for caring about this issue. In case you haven’t read the recent news about the dog meat industry, here’s an example from Korea:
A high school student contacted KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates) about a dog farm next to his school. Students can see the dog farm, hear dogs barking all day, and hear louder cries once every 3 days (most likely when the slaughtering of dogs is taking place). An awful smell reaches the school playground from the dog farm.
You can read the whole story and see pictures by following this link: http://animalrightskorea.org/actions/dog-farm-near-high-school.html
This is only one example of the abuse of animals out of hundreds of cases: dogs of different breeds are kept on farms across Korea in horrible conditions, without proper food or clean water and in filthy steel cages. KARA has reported this farm to the officials. The farmer can be penalized if he does not have a permit for his dog farm.
You can help in several ways to change the status quo:
*Share the petition page with your friends and upload this photo (http://twitpic.com/s0bpw) into your online photo albums and blogs or as a profile picture.
*Download and distribute flyers to people in your local community. Get them at: http://www.uniteddogs.com/stopkillingdogs/get-involved
*Join Stop Killing Dogs support page on Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-Killing-Dogs-supporters-page/235848430651
KARA and other organizations are fighting for a better life for dogs in Korea every day. But we need more than local efforts to ensure proper legal protection for these animals and make dog farms illegal. The government of Korea tries to ignore the problem, so to help Korean dogs we need international pressure.
The petition at www.uniteddogs.com/stopkillingdogs has already collected over 350,000 signatures.
If all of you find 1 person to sign, there will be 700,000 signatures by tomorrow.
Thank you for spreading the word,
United Dogs and Cats
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MORE CAT HATE-China is now going to do mass killings of cats because they believe they will catch H1N1. You talk about INSANE. Maybe the Chinese government should start killing off their own people because HUMANS carry H1N1 – NOT CATS. I HATE CHINA!
A sophomore from Beihang University is quarantined at the university hospital. A freshman died from H1N1 at the university last week.
A famous technology university in Beijing is alleged to be ridding its campus of homeless cats because of fears the animals will pass A(H1N1) to students.
“I was informed by a security guard in this university they will clean up approximately 50 abandoned cats in the campus, starting on Wednesday,” a student surnamed Kui from the Beijing University of Technology (BUT), who looked after the cats, said.
“The security guard told me the decision was made at a university presidential meeting, but they refused to tell me how they would get rid of them,” he said.
This appears to support a report by the Beijing News on Saturday, in which a security guard said the plan was genuine.
However, security guards and the university’s administration department denied the existence of such a plan when contacted by METRO yesterday.
Despite the denial, a cat shelter was set on fire by a cigarette on Saturday, one day after the decision was reportedly made.
Three cats escaped but were now in serious danger from exposure to the freezing weather, Kui said.
More than 700 freshmen at Beihang University were infected with H1N1 at a military training camp last week. A male student later died.
Kui said his university was concerned about the situation at Beihang University and was trying to take action, which included getting rid of homeless cats.
After learning of the plan, a retired professor surnamed Xu from BUT told METRO she approached the security office and asked them how they would remove the cats. She was told they would first try to find people to adopt them, and would leave those remaining in a field on the outskirts of Beijing.
“I am afraid some cats will be hurt or even killed,” Xu said.
Qin Xiaona, president of the Capital Animal Welfare Association, a charity organization established in 1997, said cats who have undergone sterilization operations and vaccinations are not harmful to people.
According to Kui, nearly 80 percent of the cats in BUT have had sterilization operations. Those who hadn’t been sterilized were either too young to have the operation or too old to be fall pregnant. Students and teachers covered all the costs of the operations.
“I spent almost 300 yuan ($44) a month to feed them and I know of another retired professor who spent 1,000 yuan recently to have three cats sterilized,” Xu said.
“There is not a single medical expert or research to suggest any connection between the H1N1 virus transmission and cats. Furthermore, the university didn’t spend a penny on them and the cats don’t cause any trouble. I don’t understand why they want to get rid of them,” Xu said.
Xu is now contacting kindly people and animal shelters to see whether they can adopt the cats. The Capital Animal Welfare Association is also involved.
“Adopting abandoned cats is not really encouraged because it promotes other cat abandoners to follow suit,” Qin said.
“The best way to protect abandoned cats is find responsible people to take care of them, let them stay where they are, and give them sterilizing operations and vaccinations,” Qin added.
Qin told METRO she would contact BUT and try to convince them to keep the cats.
In February, a group of male students from BUT angered netizens when they stamped on an abandoned cat and left it in a dormitory lobby until it died to days later.
China Daily – Updated: 2009-11-02 10:45
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The first draft of national animal welfare legislation for China is under review; if passed into law, it would permanently ban the cruel practice of dog “culls” (indiscriminate slaughter of dogs) to control rabies. Join the international community in urging China to adopt more humane methods of rabies control. Sign the petition today.
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Instead of modern humane methods of rabies prevention, government officials in China often resort to mass slaughters of dogs, called culls, in which dog-beating squads kill any dog spotted on the street, even if it has an owner. The first draft of national animal welfare legislation for China is under review; if passed into law, it would permanently ban these cruel dog culls.
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