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CAT HOLOCAUST IN CHINA
Right-Wing Nut House ^ | March 09, 2008 | by Rick Moran

Posted on 03/09/2008 4:08:05 PM PDT by jdm

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OFF TO THE DEATH CAMPS

We already knew the Chinese government were a bunch of freedom denying, liberty hating, collectivist scumbag Communist sons of bitches. But it is still shocking to realize how deep their cruelty truly goes.

For years, the Chinese government turned a blind eye to the infanticide of female children – a direct result of the forced “one child per family” (OCPF) that the benighted savages in Beijing forced upon the populace. A sample of “scientific socialism” at work:

The one-child policy is criticized as violating basic human rights. Many are concerned with the practices used to implement this policy. China has been meeting its population requirements through bribery, coercion, forced sterilization, forced abortion, and possibly infanticide, with most reports coming from rural areas.[attribution needed]

Some examples include:

1. a former administrator of a Chinese Planned Birth Control Office had stated his experience of execution forced abortion on a 9 month pregnant woman. [31]

2. A former Chinese population control administrator named Gao Xiao Duan testified before a United States House subcommittee in 1998, regarding her participation in forced sterilizations and abortions.[32]

3. A 2001 report exposed in Guangdong a quota of 20,000 abortions and sterilisations was set for Huaiji County in the same year due to reported disregard of the one-child policy. The effort included using portable ultrasound devices to identify abortion candidates in remote villages.

Earlier reports also show that women as far along as 8.5 months pregnant were forced to abort by injection of saline solution.[33] Stephen Moore of the Cato Institute announced that the One child policy is “an ongoing genocide”. He argued that free market capitalism will solve the overpopulation and overconsumption problems of developing nations. [34]

Whether Moore is correct is not the point. The problem is with an ideology that sees life as a statistic rather than a precious entity, born with the right to life, liberty, and other natural rights that the Chinese government neither celebrates nor acknowledges.

It is easy to oppress when you’ve lost your humanity.

So it should come as absolutely no surprise that this same government that sees nothing wrong with parents murdering their own children (until international pressure forced them to do something about it in 2001), should see the problem of controlling the feline population in such beastly and inhumane terms:

Thousands of pet cats in Beijing are being abandoned by their owners and sent to die in secretive government pounds as China mounts an aggressive drive to clean up the capital in preparation for the Olympic Games.

Hundreds of cats a day are being rounded and crammed into cages so small they cannot even turn around.

Then they are trucked to what animal welfare groups describe as death camps on the edges of the city.

The cull comes in the wake of a government campaign warning of the diseases cats carry and ordering residents to help clear the streets of them.

Cat owners, terrified by the disease warning, are dumping their pets in the streets to be picked up by special collection teams.

Paranoia is so intense that six stray cats -including two pregnant females – were beaten to death with sticks by teachers at a Beijing kindergarten, who feared they might pass illnesses to the children.

China’s leaders are convinced that animals pose a serious urban health risk and may have contributed to the outbreak of SARS - a deadly respiratory virus – in 2003.

Even if you despise cats – and I know that there are many of you out there – you cannot help but be struck dumb with outrage over this completely unnecessary, draconian, and positively medieval method of controlling the cat population. Any western nation could have helped the Chinese with this problem and it could have been done much more humanely and without the government using deliberate scare tactics to jack up the citizenry and turn them against cats.

When I wrote of the medieval methods used against cats by the Chinese I was not using allegory. Whipping up a frenzy of emotion against cats was a favorite ploy of the church in the middle ages. In something of a delicious irony (from the cat’s perspective) when our ancestors had killed off most of the cats in Europe, invading rats overran the continent. They bore fleas that carried bubonic plague that killed of a third of its population. In their frenzy to burn witches and murder their “familiars,” Europeans were unwittingly sealing their doom by eliminating their only salvation against the plague carrying rats – cats.

But the Chinese efforts at eliminating cats are not just being done for health reasons. These Communist bozos are so intent on making a good impression for the Olympics this year that they don’t want a bunch of stray cats wandering around the venues:

But the crackdown on cats is seen by animal campaigners as just one of a number of extreme measures being taken by communist leaders to ensure that its capital appears clean, green and welcoming during the Olympics.

Polluting factories in and around the city are being ordered to shut down or relocate during the Games to ease Beijing’s choking smog and drivers are allowed out on to the roads only three times a week.

Fares on the city’s underground network have been cut to just two yuan (14p) for any journey – a six-fold reduction on some routes – to keep people off buses, and beggars and street sleepers are being moved to out-of-town camps or given train fares back to their home provinces.

Meanwhile, taxi drivers have been made to attend lessons in how to greet passengers politely in English and a city-wide courtesy campaign has been launched to teach Beijing’s notoriously dour and grumpy citizens how to smile and be pleasant to foreigners.

The cull of Beijing’s estimated 500,000 cat population is certain to provoke international outrage as it comes just over a year after the Chinese were criticised for rounding up and killing stray dogs across the country.

I apologize to you dog lovers out there. If I had known of that barbarism, I would have been just as outraged I assure you.

You might ask are there no cat lovers in China? Of course there are. Here’s an example of what they are up against:

Animal welfare groups in China are already protesting, but their members fear punishment from the authorities.

Officials say people can adopt animals from the 12 cat pounds set up around the city, but welfare groups say they are almost impossible to get inside and believe few cats survive.

One cat lovers’ group negotiated the release of 30 pets from one of the compounds in Shahe, north-west Beijing, but said they were in such a pitiful condition that half of them died within days of their release.

“These cats are being left to die. It is very

It gets worse.

“People don’t want to keep cats in Beijing any more so they abandon them or send them to the compounds.

“When we went inside, we saw about 70 cats being kept in cages stacked one on top of the other in two tiny rooms.

“Disease spreads quickly among them and they die slowly in agony and distress. The government won’t even do the cats the kindness of giving them lethal injections when they become sick. They just wait for them to die.

“It is the abandoned pets that suffer the most and die the soonest. They relied so much on their owners that they can’t cope with the new environment.

“Most refuse to eat or drink and get sick more quickly than the feral cats.”

Ms Yan’s group has now been denied access to the pounds. “We do not believe any of the cats that go in there survive,” she said. “They are like death camps.”

If you are a cat lover, the more you read of this article in the Daily Mail the more you will feel like organizing a military expedition to free the animals from their confinement.

The cat lovers are up against the cruelest of human institutions; dead ass communist bureaucracy. They have begged the government to offer cut rate spaying and neutering all to no avail. Indeed, the government has mandated spaying and neutering but few can afford the 200 yuan pricetag. (Most American cities and towns also require spaying and neutering but with many clinics offering cut rate or installment payment plans it is relatively easy to comply with the laws.) Couple that with a dearth of no-kill shelters or shelters of any kind and you have the makings of this man made holocaust.

I do not dispute the necessity to control the feline and canine populations – especially in big cities. And I might point out that our own efforts in this regard are not always the model of humane behavior. But we have made a vast improvement from even just 10 years ago. Controlling the feral cat population in US big cities now includes a wide range of actions including “trap, neuter, and release” as opposed to simply trapping and killing the animals.

Feral cats tend to congregate in the same area when the food supply is reliable. These “colonies” are made possible by legions of cat lovers across the country who volunteer to watch and care for their charges. New arrivals are immediately caught and, usually in cooperation with a kindly vet, fixed for free or a nominal cost. The colony manager also watches for outbreaks of disease and tries and keep track of any predations the cats might engage in – especially against birds. Kittens are removed from the colony and sent to adoption centers.

Such managed colonies could never occur in China, however. The movement began at the grass roots and demanded that government support them. If you start demanding anything from government in China, you will most likely end up in prison.

No matter. There are more humane ways to kill the animals than simply not feeding them and allowing them to die horribly. But to the Chinese bureaucrats intent on projecting a squeaky clean image to the rest of the world for the olympics, there is only a problem that needs to be solved as quickly and cheaply as possible.

May they rot and then burn in hell.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008olympics; cats; china; communism; cruelty; felinicide; holocaust; pets
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1 posted on 03/09/2008 4:08:08 PM PDT by jdm
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To: jdm

Sounds like they’re setting themselves up for a return of the Black Plague. No cats = neck-deep in rats (and their fleas).


2 posted on 03/09/2008 4:11:25 PM PDT by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: jdm
Dear Lord.

Savages.

Boycott the Olympics, American spectators!!!

3 posted on 03/09/2008 4:12:20 PM PDT by NordP (Obama might be for change....but America runs on dollar bills!)
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To: jdm

Now...watch Beijing become a cesspool of rats!


4 posted on 03/09/2008 4:12:44 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one recipe at a time http://www.youtube.com/Tamar1973)
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To: Charles Martel

Couldn’t happen to a “nicer” group.


5 posted on 03/09/2008 4:12:50 PM PDT by NordP (Obama might be for change....but America runs on dollar bills!)
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To: jdm

More Chinese idiocy.


7 posted on 03/09/2008 4:14:51 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Charles Martel

My thinking was as such. I don’t think they would care one iota if the black plague killed off 100 million chinese. Although knowing how soulless communist rulers can be, maybe that’s what they want...


8 posted on 03/09/2008 4:14:58 PM PDT by Xenophon450 (I guess I'll never know, some things under the sun can never be understood...)
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To: jdm

Cats -— Chinese food-—

Come on. There’s a joke here!


9 posted on 03/09/2008 4:15:39 PM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: Charles Martel; All

Don’t worry. Once the rats take over, they’ll bring in those predator monkeys to clear them out, as they’ve done in India.

Then they’ll bring in the bigger apes to clear out the predator monkeys.

Then they’ll bring in panthers to kill the apes.

Then they’ll bring in elephants to stomp out the panthers.

See how it works? Nothing to worry about... ;)


10 posted on 03/09/2008 4:17:02 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: jdm

Cat holocaust huh? Can massive human starvation be far off in China?


11 posted on 03/09/2008 4:18:23 PM PDT by Grunthor (None of the Above 2008!)
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To: jdm

Feh. They’re probably using them to stock up the concession stands...


12 posted on 03/09/2008 4:19:00 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Reds haven't gone anywhere. They just put on a Green cloak...)
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To: PurpleMan

Felinicide.


13 posted on 03/09/2008 4:20:30 PM PDT by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: jdm

The other white meat.


14 posted on 03/09/2008 4:20:33 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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To: Charles Martel
I believe in 60s they exterminated sparrows (because they ate grains and “reduced” therefore crops) only to have buy them abroad a few years later when insects really reduced the crops.
15 posted on 03/09/2008 4:22:11 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: jdm
Time to send in the heavy hitters...


16 posted on 03/09/2008 4:22:17 PM PDT by andyandval
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To: mad_as_he$$

If folks go over, they might want to steer clear of the “meow meow gai pan.”


17 posted on 03/09/2008 4:26:10 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Reds haven't gone anywhere. They just put on a Green cloak...)
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18 posted on 03/09/2008 4:26:54 PM PDT by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: jdm

To paraphrase COB in Red October: “One time on a menu I seen myself some German Shepherd adobo.”


19 posted on 03/09/2008 4:27:02 PM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: Charles Martel
Sounds like they’re setting themselves up for a return of the Black Plague.

Have they ever really gotten rid of it? The southwestern U.S became a reservoir after the Chinese railway workers brought it with them. There's a case every year or so.

20 posted on 03/09/2008 4:27:09 PM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: jdm

Why even have a search button?


21 posted on 03/09/2008 4:30:20 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: PurpleMan

Cats -— Chinese food-—

some years ago, in Hong Kong, I saw only one cat. it was early in the morning with few people and no traffic. the cat crossed the street and looked over its’ shoulder every few seconds. it was paranoid and probably with good reason.


22 posted on 03/09/2008 4:30:28 PM PDT by tired1 (responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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To: Charles Martel
No cats = neck-deep in rats (and their fleas).

You aren't kidding. Particularly when the norm for trash disposal in China is just to dump it in the streets.

Cats are the most ecological friendly method of rodent control out there. Their bond to humans dates back thousands of years when man first embraced agriculture and cats "adopted" man in return for keeping rodents out of our grain storage area.

23 posted on 03/09/2008 4:32:37 PM PDT by Vigilanteman ((Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud))
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To: jdm

I don’t trust anyone who does not like children - or cats. So I can’t trust the Chinese. Duh!


24 posted on 03/09/2008 4:32:41 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: jdm

‘Holocaust’

Wow. I dunno why they would pick a title like that. Do they not understand what Holocaust means?


25 posted on 03/09/2008 4:33:21 PM PDT by BGHater ($2300 is the limit of your Free Speech.)
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To: Republic of Texas
Why even have a search button?

What were you saying?

26 posted on 03/09/2008 4:33:27 PM PDT by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: jdm

That country is so backwards. Poor cats.....


27 posted on 03/09/2008 4:33:45 PM PDT by inflorida
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To: jdm
Don't these geniuses realize that if they kill too many cats, they will be overrun with something far worse: rats. And I don't mean Hillary, Barack and John.
28 posted on 03/09/2008 4:48:06 PM PDT by isrul (Help make koranimals an endangered species)
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To: Charles Martel
A little rice and rat meat. Quite satisfying on a wet tropical evening.
29 posted on 03/09/2008 4:49:47 PM PDT by isrul (Help make koranimals an endangered species)
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To: jdm

Let’s see, we want soverienty for us but we don’t think the Chinese should have it? It is their country and they are their cats. If they want to kill them all that is their business and none of ours. We are big on screaming when Mexico’s President tries to tell us how to run the US, but we want to be able to tell China how to handle their cats. Actually some FReepers are always sticking their nose in other countries business, business that doesn’t affect us and is none of ours.


30 posted on 03/09/2008 4:51:50 PM PDT by calex59
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To: andyandval
"We're not taking this anymore!!!"


31 posted on 03/09/2008 4:52:36 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: jdm

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again.

Truman should have listened to MacArthur instead of firing him.

A few megatons over Beijing and Shanghai in 1946 would have solved that problem once and for all.


32 posted on 03/09/2008 4:53:29 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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33 posted on 03/09/2008 4:56:01 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: jdm
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34 posted on 03/09/2008 4:57:02 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"¬óRonald Reagan)
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To: calex59

Its always good to expose how evil they are.


35 posted on 03/09/2008 4:59:28 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: All
....in addition, the pseudo science of Chinese medicine is
busy driving a couple dozen species of wild Asian mammals into extinction. Thanks to them in a very short time the only Asian tigers left alive will be in zoos.

The level of brutality and mass killing which comes so easy and naturally to the Chinese Communist government is frightening. Within a couple years of Stalin's death he his brutality was denounced by Krushchev. Mao killed as many as Stalin in a much shorter period of time and I do not think his brutality and mass murder has ever been acknowledged much less denounced by any Chinese leader.

36 posted on 03/09/2008 5:00:56 PM PDT by Jonah Johansen ("Coming soon to a neighborhood near you")
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To: tired1

I’m surprised too, my experience is that the Chinese will eat just about anything that wiggles. It’s hard to believe they don’t eat cats.


37 posted on 03/09/2008 5:08:25 PM PDT by cowdog77 (Circle the Wagons)
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To: andyandval

LOL...one down and 8 more suicidal catbomb lives to go.


38 posted on 03/09/2008 5:19:27 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: jdm
Stalin Cat
39 posted on 03/09/2008 5:22:07 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: jdm
The cull comes in the wake of a government campaign warning of the diseases cats carry

It appears they prefer the diseases rats carry.

40 posted on 03/09/2008 5:33:25 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Charles Martel
Sounds like they’re setting themselves up for a return of the Black Plague. No cats = neck-deep in rats (and their fleas).

They'll eat them, too.

Relative to this thread, remember a couple of years ago, they were selling these "toy" stuffed cats to our stores? People brought them home, and their cats were sniffing them, etc.

The "Toys" were made of real cat fur. One cat owner (employee) posted that she buried hers, more or less giving the "Toy" a funeral.

It is hard to realize that in other cultures, people have little value for the things we cherish. A person I met from Eastern Europe once told me, "You Americans just do not know that in many places, your life is not worth shit anything!". How, then, will they treat their animals? As well as humans are treated in Zimbabwe or North Korea?

My cats are friends of mine: Best Friends. So this post is written with a lot of restraint...There is much I would say over a beer, at 90 decibels.

41 posted on 03/09/2008 5:34:49 PM PDT by Gorzaloon
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Damn them. Hope they get invaded by plague-carrying rats.


42 posted on 03/09/2008 5:42:01 PM PDT by Zeon Cowboy (Pardon Ramos and Compean NOW! // R.I.P. William F. Buckley // Worst. Election. Ever.)
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To: PurpleMan
Cats -— Chinese food-— Come on. There’s a joke here


43 posted on 03/09/2008 5:47:15 PM PDT by murphE (I refuse to choose evil, even if it is the lesser of two.)
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To: NordP
Boycott the Olympics, American spectators!!!

Even w/o the cruelty, boycott! That is, unless you want to attend in scuba gear. You can't breathe over there.

44 posted on 03/09/2008 5:50:24 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great...(until it happens to YOU).)
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To: jdm
I was saying...

Olympics clean up Chinese style: Inside Beijing's shocking death camp for cats

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1982889/posts

Why even have a search button?

45 posted on 03/09/2008 5:51:08 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: jdm

I’m not a big fan of PETA, but I’d sure like to let a whole bunch of PETA members loose in China.


46 posted on 03/09/2008 5:51:54 PM PDT by murphE (I refuse to choose evil, even if it is the lesser of two.)
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To: Grunthor

Cat holocaust huh? Can massive human starvation be far off in China?

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The Chinese Famine: 1958 to 1962

China has traditionally been a ‘land of famine’. The extent of the 1958-62 famine dwarfed previous famines, however, and yet it remained a secret for over 20 years. The scale of the famine only became internationally known in the mid-1980s when American demographers were able to examine Chinese population statistics. The findings were shocking: at least 30 million people had starved to death making it the worst famine in human history.

The great Chinese famine took place during Mao’s Great Leap Forward which was launched in January 1958. The ‘two generals’ that Mao said would modernise China were steel and grain production. Mao, therefore, initiated a crash industrialisation programme, in which steel output would be doubled or trebled within a year. The entire country set up smelters to create steel in backyard furnaces. Everyone had to meet a quota by handing over their metal possessions ranging from bicycles, iron bedsteads and door knobs to iron griddles, woks and pans. To fire the furnaces, huge numbers of trees had to be cut down. The lumps of metal which emerged from the backyard furnaces were to be used in the mechanisation of agriculture. Unfortunately they turned out to be useless.

Enforced collectivisation of agriculture and the obligatory procurement of grain harvests at low prices by the state had been started in the mid-1950s. In 1958, ‘people’s communes’ were established, private plots abolished and communal kitchens set up. State grain procurements were also increased as were grain taxes on peasants. Mao drew up an eight-point blueprint for all Chinese agriculture which every farmer had to follow. The results were disastrous including the campaign to reduce pests. The whole country was turned out to make a noise, beating drums and pans, to prevent sparrows from landing anywhere until they fell down dead with exhaustion. Without the birds to prey on them, however, insects multiplied causing damage to crops. The situation was exacerbated during the period 1959 to 1961 by several natural disasters. As a result, agricultural production dropped dramatically and despite wildly exaggerated claims of bumper harvests reported by Party cadres, there were huge food shortages. Per capita grain supply fell from 307 kg/year in 1956 to 235 kg/year in 1961 while the daily food energy availability fell to an estimated national average of 1,535 calories in 1960.

By the autumn of 1958, conditions, especially in the predominantly rural areas of the northern provinces, had begun to deteriorate drastically. The grain in the collective granaries began to run out and food from the collective kitchens became sparser and sparser. Leaves, ground corn stalks, wild grasses and anything else that the peasants could gather were added to the communal pot.

In the autumn of 1959, the grain harvest dropped by at least 30 million tonnes over that of 1958, but officials reported that it was much higher. The state procurement target was set at 40 per cent of total output and in many places the entire harvest was seized together with all livestock, vegetables and cash crops. Party leaders were sent to villages to search for hidden grain reserves. The peasants were not permitted to cook at home and the ‘internal passport’ was introduced banning peasants from travelling without permission. It was a brutal and violent campaign.

One of the famine survivors was Mrs Liu who recalled the winter of 1959-60: “On the muddy path leading from her village, dozens of corpses lay unburied. In the barren fields there were others; and amongst the dead, the survivors crawled slowly on their hands and knees searching for wild grass seeds to eat. In the ponds and ditches people squatted in the mud hunting for frogs and trying to gather weeds. It was winter, and bitterly cold, but...everyone was dressed only in thin and filthy rags tied together with bits of grass and stuffed with straw...Sometimes she saw her neighbours and relatives simply fall down as they shuffled through the village and die without a sound... The dead were left where they died because... no one had the strength to bury them... She remembered, too, the unnatural silence. The village oxen had died, the dogs had been eaten and the chickens and ducks had long ago been confiscated by the Communist Party in lieu of grain taxes. There were no birds left in the trees, and the trees themselves had been stripped of their leaves and bark. At night there was no longer even the scratching of rats and mice, for they too had been eaten or had starved to death.”

Out of 300 people who had lived in Mrs Liu’s village at the start of the famine, only 80 survived.

China’s leaders appeared to have been unaware of the severity of the famine until it was too late to prevent a catastrophe. Grossly exaggerated harvests were reported and those brave enough to suggest that there was a problem were labelled as ‘right-wing opportunists’. As a result, China continued to export grain while the famine raged. Over a three year period from 1958, China doubled grain exports and cut imports of food. It was only in 1961 that China stopped exporting grain and international supplies of grain were called on to compensate for food shortages inside the country.


47 posted on 03/09/2008 5:56:35 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: Republic of Texas

They’re two different articles, by different authors, on the same subject. Not a duplicate post.


48 posted on 03/09/2008 5:57:38 PM PDT by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: jdm; All
Belly Button Tattoo
49 posted on 03/09/2008 5:58:57 PM PDT by musicman
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To: jdm

How many cats do we round up and ‘execute’ on any given day? Not enough for me, but that’s just me. To compare cat control with the Holocaust, or the criminal infanticide that takes place in the Communist Paradise is insulting to my species. To me, the criminal part of this effort is that there are hundreds of thousands of N Koreans starving while China, and the US, spends good money disposing of unwanted cats and dogs. Again, that’s just me.....


50 posted on 03/09/2008 5:59:11 PM PDT by metalcor
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