A Chinese Outcry: Doesn’t a Dog Have Rights? – Howard W. French

From the New York Times:

10China.Xlarge1It was late last month, the boy said, his voice still tinged with emotion, when he and his father were forced to march their two German shepherds to a public square and hang them from a tree.

The boy, Xia Shaoli, was not alone in his pain. Officials in Mouding County in southwestern Yunnan Province had ordered the mass extermination of dogs, as well as strays, after three people died in a outbreak. And as a crowd gathered around a large tree in the village of Xiajiashan, owners complied one after another with commands to string their dogs up. [Full text]



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