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?
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