Chinese Groups Rescue Dogs from Trader
Two Chinese animal protection organizations paid $13,000 to a dog trader in Southwest China’s Sichuan province to rescue nearly 800 dogs who were on their way to restaurants.
Qiao Wei, 26, who works for Sichuan Qiming Companion Animal Protection Center (SCAPC), said his group and the Love of Home Animal Rescue Center (LHARC) said they paid the dog trader because they’d been told he was very poor, and in exchange for his promise to give up dog trading.
Any future dogs, Qiao said, dogs will be taken away without any compensation. The agreements was signed by the trader, the two animal protection organizations and the local district government.
For more details, check out English News China.
Posted October 17, 2011, by Michael Mountain
I always adopt, because if you don't, all those dogs get killed! :(
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Help us show (through this film) everyone across the country how much their dogs lives are really worth!
This is wonderful news. I must admit that I've had intensely bad feelings about the treatment of animals in China, especially those in the fur trade. I know every country has animal victims: Canada has their seal hunts; the US uses animals in cruel experiments not only in medical schools and the military, but of course in the cosmetics industry. Spain has its bullfighting. Turkey has homeless dogs killed en masse in the streets (from what I've read). Sadly, there's so much more...
Of course, I was aware that China had animal protection groups. This particular rescue is inspiring in its scope, and in the intelligence shown by the rescuers to deal with the cause of this situation, and to prevent recurrences. Now why can't the Canadian government pay those seal hunters the relatively small profit these people make for skinning those poor creatures alive? Despite a global outcry, nothing seems to change. I think I've been signing petitions on this cause for at least 15 years.