People Are Outraged As Dogs Are Being Brutally Killed By Police Following Unfathomable New Regulations In China; This Must End!

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As if the plight of dogs in China was not dire enough, now they are being seized and beaten to death by city police in an unfathomable attempt to crackdown on unlicensed canines and strays.

Controversial new measures were instituted on Friday in the city of Chengdu; unleashing worldwide outrage that continues to grow as unfathomable accounts of animals being beaten and drowned are surfacing on social media.

“We believe that managing dogs should be done through managing the owners first. If dog owners can keep their animals on leashes, clean up after their pets and not abandon them, the dog problem will be solved,” Irene Feng, from Hong Kong-based welfare group Animals Asia, told the South China Morning Report, noting that local governments were inexperienced in regulating dogs and some of the rules were unreasonable.

Among the many absurdities implemented, people are banned from walking their pets in restricted areas between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm. In the early morning and late-night hours when they are allowed to walk outside, the dogs must be on a leash.

According to the SCMR, under the new regulations, unlicensed dogs will be impounded and their owners fined 10,000 yuan which equates to US $1,440.

As a result, dog owners in eastern China are racing to license their dogs and ensure their rabies vaccinations are current.

A ban on 22 large breed dogs including German Shepherds, Mastiffs, Pit Bulls, Greyhounds, Boxers, and Akitas was also set in place, forcing owners in restricted areas to rehome their pets prior to the November 16th deadline. This is outrageous!

Earlier this month, Hangzhou, the capital of eastern Zhejiang province, became “the first of several Chinese cities to revise and enforce strict pet regulations as part of what it said was a temporary campaign to ‘civilize’ dogs.”

The Hangzhou campaign reportedly began after a woman was beaten by the owner of a dog after she kicked and chased away his pet from her frightened child.

Animal advocates around the world are now calling for a ban on the Asian Games, a multi-sport event, which is set to take place in Hangzhou on September 10th, through September 25th of 2022.

Please demand an end to Chinese dog culling by contacting the following:

The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs at ipc@mfa.gov.cn.

People’s Republic of China Prime Minister Li Keqiang at premier@mail.gov.cn and english@mail.gov.cn.

The phone number for the Zhejiang Tourism Administration is 05715118366. 

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