Many stories come out of China about the horrendous slaughter of cats and dogs for their meat.
Ancient cultural beliefs are that the more terror the animal feels, the more pain he/she endures, the better the meat will taste and that it will even increase potency in men. That belief results in gruesome and heartbreaking methods of murdering these innocent beings.
Recently a journalist in Kunming City, China did an undercover investigation about an underground slaughterhouse for dogs. Once there was enough information, the police were called. Sadly, the monsters running this slaughterhouse must have gotten wind of the impending raid and moved just a day before it took place. But the photographs gathered before they slithered into the darkness and after they left told the story of the brutality that had gone on inside those locked gates. Source.
This is just one story of these houses of horror for the animals. Many times, companion animals are stolen from their homes and sent off to be killed while still wearing their collars. As long as there is demand for the meat from these animals, as long as there are no serious repercussions for those who murder the animals, this brutal practice will continue.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are a growing number of advocates who are fighting for change. They are passionate about ending this nightmare for all companion animals.
In mid October, amazing advocates from Qi Meng and Home of Love in concert with Animals Asia intercepted a convoy of trucks loaded with approximately 800 dogs who were on their way to what would have been a horrible death. The advocates negotiated with this “trader” and paid for the dogs to be turned over to them.
Part of the negotiations for saving these innocent dogs was that the dog trader had to sign an agreement that he would never again be part of this horrible industry, with the threat of severe legal action if this agreement was violated.
The dogs that were rescued were in terrible condition. Many had clearly been someone’s beloved companions. Some had shattered legs from being crammed into the tiny cages and then cruelly thrown from the trucks to the ground. Others were sick and emaciated. Others had horrendous wounds from being in those cages with other animals, having deep cuts from wires wrapped around their necks or from the bites of other terrified dogs. The devoted advocates are working tirelessly to bring as many of these dogs as possible back to health and adopted into loving homes.
The video provided here is from a prior rescue very similar to this one. It gives a very good insight into the conditions these innocent dogs must endure on their journey to death, and the advocates who work tirelessly to help them.
The dog and cat meat industry that continues to go on in China is an atrocity that cannot be ignored. The advocates who work tirelessly to help put an end to all of this are courageous people who many times risk their own lives in order to save the animals.
Animals Asia has been involved in trying to bring all of this to an end for a very long time, and continue to work towards seeing the day when these precious lives are no longer in danger of ending up on someone’s plates.
The link for a petition is given below, asking for the end of the slaughter of animals in China for food. Please consider adding your name for this very important cause. All advocates should let those in China know that we support their efforts and will help them to bring about this much-needed change.
Click here to sign the petition.
Click here for more information about the rescue of these dogs.
Click here for the Animals Asia website information about this rescue.
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