dog cull

Guangdong City's Dogs Face Uncertain Future

Jiangmen authorities have backed down, for now, after warning pet owners in three city districts that any dogs found in public after August 26th would be seized and possibly killed. From the Global Times’ original report...

Dog Killings in China Spur Outrage

From Wall Street Journal: Animal-welfare advocates complained about a campaign in which a local government has killed 37,000 dogs to fight a rabies outbreak, highlighting a divide in attitudes toward animals as China grows...

China Plans First Animal Welfare Law

From The Guardian: Chinese legal experts are drawing up proposals for the country’s first animal welfare law, which could criminalise the brutal culling of dogs and other forms of pet maltreatment. The recommendations,...

Photo series: Another dog cull

From, translated by CDT: On Sep 27, 10 urban administration officers in Dongguan went to Shangjiangcheng village to kill stray dogs, and led to a local villagers’ riot. The administrators beat 7-8 dogs to death in 5 minutes. They put the dogs onto the trash in the truck. The blood dyed the ground, frightening […]

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

From the New York Times: It 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 […]

China rabies outbreak triggers second dog cull – Jonathan Watts

From Guardian Unlimited: A Chinese city has ordered the destruction of all dogs within a three-mile radius of a rabies outbreak – the second major cull in less than a week. Officials in Jining, the provincial capital of Shandong province, refused to reveal how many of the city’s 500,000 dogs would be killed in the […]

Chinese County Massacres 50, 000 Dogs – AP

From AP via the New York Times: A county in southwestern China has killed as many as 50,000 dogs in a government campaign ordered after three people died from rabies, official media reported Tuesday. The five-day massacre in Yunnan province‘s Mouding county spared only military guard dogs and police canine units, the Shanghai Daily reported, […]



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