Wednesday, August 09, 2006

50,000 dogs killed in China

I'm sorry that this post is not breeding related but this news is just sickening! I am agast that this is not only allowed to happen but it's being led by officials. People should be made aware that this is going on.


50,000 dogs killed in China

Aug. 1, 2006. 02:03 PMASSOCIATED PRESSSHANGHAI — The slaughter of a reported 50,000 dogs in an anti-rabies crackdown in southwestern China sparked unusually pointed criticism in state media on Tuesday, along with calls for a boycott of Chinese products from an animal rights group.

Health experts, meanwhile, said the brutal policy underscores deep weaknesses in China's health care system, which sees more than 2,000 human deaths from rabies each year.

The five-day massacre in Yunnan province's Mouding county that ended Sunday spared only military guard dogs and police canine units, state media reported.

Dogs being walked were taken from their owners and beaten to death on the spot, the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported.

Led by the county police chief, other killing teams entered villages at night creating noise to get dogs barking, then homed in on their prey, the reports said.

Owners were offered 70 cents Cdn per animal to kill their own dogs before the teams were sent in, they said.

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