Skip to comments.Chinese Activists Rescue Hundreds of Dogs From Cooking Pot
Posted on 04/29/2012 1:28:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Hundreds of dogs being transported in a truck to Chinese restaurants that serve dog meat as culinary delicacy have been rescued. About 200 people mobilized to stop the truck from delivering the dogs.
An animal rights activist intercepted the truck transporting them. China Post reports the activist used his Chinese micro-blog to alert other animal-rights activists.
According to AFP, the activist swerved his car in front of the truck forcing it to stop. Several other people picked up the message and the police were alerted. The dogs, according to China Post, were being transported from the central Chinese province of Henan to restaurants in Jilin province in the northeast. Daily Mail reports the truck, carrying 505 dogs squeezed into 156 small cages, was stopped on Yunnan Province's highway from Fumin to Kunming. The police took the truck to a nearby police station. China Post reports about 200 animal lovers and activists mobilized at the police station around the truck in eastern Beijing and after a standoff that lasted 15 hours, the dogs were set free after an animal protection group purchased them for 115,000 yuan (US$17,600).
Unfortunately, some of the dogs had died before they could be rescued.
According to Daily Mail, an activist said: "They were cramped together. A cage could be stuffed with seven to eight. Our hearts were broken in seeing that." Volunteers offloaded the dogs from the truck and took care of them over night.
An investigation by officials of the Animal Inspection Department found that the transportation was legal. The owner had a license, therefore, the police were unable to act though they suspected the dogs were being transported to dog meat restaurants for slaughter.
AFP, however, reports that activists said many of the dogs still had collars with bells and name tags, suggesting that the dogs had been stolen from their owners. According to Daily Mail, an activist said: "We can't stop them from eating dogs, as we don't have an animal welfare law. We just hope the government could stop dog mongers from doing dog business." An animal protection group finally intervened and offered to purchase the dogs. Daily Mail reports the dog rescue group paid 60,000 yuan for the dogs, but China Post reports 115,000 yuan was paid. According to China Post, the interception of the dogs was yet another of similar incidents in the past. China Post also reports than in recent years animal rights activists have attempted to stop trucks carrying "hundreds or even thousands of cats" to meat markets in southern China, where cat meat is popular.
Consumption of dog and cat meat is believed to help keep the body warm in winter cold and in spite of increasing popularity of pets, the practice of eating dogs and cats remains widespread in China. Reports say, however, that authorities are looking into drafting a law to stop the practice.
0bama ate Lassie.
Obama is deeply saddened.
but he married a pit bull.
Oh no! One diplomatic dilemma after another for Obama...
I’m sure the load was destined for the Honky House...
Have you ever tried 0bama dog stew ??? The potus loves it and it’s a family favorite . Dogbama nuggets also a big hit .
I BBQ’d the pooch and I ate it obama self.
I wonder that he didn’t bring them all to the U.S. to give them “gastronomic asylum” ;^)
“Reports say, however, that authorities are looking into drafting a law to stop the practice.”
I continually shake my head at the moral vacancy of the animal rights activists world wide who are so willing to go to bat for animals who are being mistreated...but will not go to bat for unborn humans.
I think it is good to have reasonable regulations to see that animal life is being handled/hunted properly and humanely...but it is so obtuse to only respect life of animals and have none for human life.
*sight* I guess that’s the point and goal of those who are the manipulators of the useful idiots. Without [proper]vision, the people perish.
I thought dogs just smoked pot like everyone else.
In other news, Obama makes chef Gordon Ramsay his czar of the newly created "Lost Dog Relocation and Redistribution" Department...
(Pass the hot sauce?)/s
Chow Chow mein?
BO lo gai Pan?
General Tzo’s Shi-Tzu?
Were the first family planning a trip to China by any chance?
My goodness, did you have to interrupt a perfectly interesting dog thread to thump your favorite cause? There are plenty of threads and comments on the evil of abortion throughout FR. Just go away.
I was not “thumping my favorite cause.” I was reacting honestly to the subject matter of the article and I expressed it.
Not sure what you mean by “go away,” but trust me, I will not leave this forum, nor, do I hope, will you!
Um I do apologize for interrupting your dog thread. I was reacting honestly to the material in the posted article, and I expressed it. I had not read the posts before reacting to the article. I did not realize I was destroying your good fun.
As penance for interrupting your dog thread, I offer a link to pookie18’s toons for 4/30/12 which has a number of cartoons containing Obama-eats-dog joke images.
Also, I saw a joke related by csmusaret which I would pass along to you as well:
What is a Grayhound? Obama’s idea of fast food.
Again, please accept my apologies for interrupting your thread. It was unintended. Please carry on!
“I was reacting honestly to the subject matter of the article and I expressed it.”
That’s the way it came across to me, and I share your dismay. Yeah, it’s a great, heart warming dog story, but it’s tragic that the left can’t see their hypocrisy. Good for calling them out on it.
It’s not that anybody here favors dog rights over baby rights but we have gazillions of anti-baby-murdering threads.
Most people who love dogs love kids, too.
For some of us, it’s two sides of the same coin; innocent beings who are brutalized with no recourse.
Probably my all-time favorite quote is
“Bless the beasts and the children. They have no voice; they have no choice.”
I’m not a physically violent person [too small to be, for starters] but if I ever seriously injure somebody, it’s going to be because of a kid or animal being mistreated.
FWIW, I’d never go on a pro-life thread and complain that animals aren’t getting a fair shake, either.
Though they are similar they are not the same so I keep them topically mutually exclusive.
Ironically, the very same liberals who want to kill our pets ‘for their own good’ are the ones screaming for abortion.
They apparently just really get off on killing things that trust us to protect them.
[wow...you just don’t want too look closely at the “aberrant psychology” behind that fixation, do ya?...creepy]
Hope this makes sense.
“the left cant see their hypocrisy”
The left can’t see anything but death and nihilism.
I clicked on this thread for the Obama jokes. Keep ‘em comin’.
They were all going to be drinking free Bubble up and eating Obama stew...
I’ll tell you what I mean by “just go away.” I mean this is a thread about dogs and if you are not contributing to the discussion about the subject, go someplace else where your subject is being discussed.
It does make sense.
I know absolutely that no one here favors dog rights over baby rights. I know that the majority of people on this forum love dogs AND kids.
I agree that it is the same side of the same coin, as you say. Innocent beings are being brutalized with no recourse.
I like your quote. Thanks for bringing it to my mind.
As I stated above, when I posted, I was reacting to the material of the article which dismayed me, that China is looking at legislation to stop dog eating, when that very same government has instituted that 1 child per family policy. I truly had no idea that the replies to the article had all been on the hilarious theme (no sarcasm) of “Obama-eats-dog.”[I have very limited FReep time, so I confess, I don’t always read threads before posting. It never entered my mind that my post would generate such a buzz kill.]
I had not meant to violate the good times of those gathered on the thread. I tendered my apology above and tried to add to the fun as reparation.
I do sincerely hope that you would accept my apology. I meant no offense. I consider all of you my good FReeper FRiends and hope that continues for your part.
Thanks for your understanding.
(Quite) a few years back I remember a story of a group of people on the West Coast of US rescued a dog off the deck of a freighter that was breaking up.
Believe the story started when a rescue chopper pulled the last human off the deck of the floundering ship (forget where flagged but had Chinese hands) and the camera picked up a dog running on the deck.
Some animal rights group rescued the dog (very commendable)BUT my comment was “The dog was dinner but when rescued, the crew left it knowing they would get a meal”.
I did manage to weewee off quite a few people over that one.
On the recent rescued dog story, was BO planning a trip to China and they were stocking up?
The OldPossum tenders his forgiveness.
Aboslutely *no* apology necessary, ever.
There *might* be a good sign buried within their sudden and uncharacteristic desire to protect dogs.
People who torture animals have no problems torturing people.
*If* this is indeed a small sea change in the general psyche of the Chinese people, there may come a day when the mistreatment of their animals spills over into addressing the mistreatment of their people.
One can only hope and pray.
For my part, no harm, no foul.
Thanks so much.
You said, “*If* this is indeed a small sea change in the general psyche of the Chinese people, there may come a day when the mistreatment of their animals spills over into addressing the mistreatment of their people.”
I had not thought of that perspective. I hope and pray with you also that it is true!
I’m always looking at what might be lurking between the lines.
I’ll admit it’s a bass-ackward approach but if it pans out for more humane treatment of their people, I’ll take it however it comes.
It’s a fact that you can judge a society’s treatment of people based upon their treatment of animals so perhaps the tides are slowly turning.
Hope springs eternal.
I like the way you think!
That sure puts you in the minority, then.
Most folks keep trying to change the way I think.