HONG KONG - All pet dogs will be killed in a district of the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing as part of an anti-rabies campaign, the government said.
Residents of the city's Wanzhou district have until March 15 to hand over their dogs, according to a directive seen Wednesday on the district's official Web site.
"All the dogs in the area should be killed. A compulsory cull phase will begin after March 16. The forced cull will be carried out by the police," the directive said.
The statement said government guard dogs and those animals kept for research institutions, military and commercial purposes would be spared.
Officials have rounded up dogs in other cities, such as Beijing, as they crack down on strays and unregistered pets.
A spokesman at Wanzhou's Health Department refused to comment about the cull.
Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper on Wednesday quoted a Wanzhou health official, Ran Hua, as saying the move would combat rabies in the area. He said three cases have been reported within the last year, and the paper said one person died last month
Scientists tell us the universe is made of neutrons, protrons and electrons, but they forgot to include MORONS! !
Yah they've heard of Rabies Vaccine, but most owners refuse or care less to get it for their dogs. Either because they don't feel the need to spend the money, or they don't feel the need. Pets is a very new trend in China, and they're not very educated on the topic, also the government does not promote in this area; hense leading to this result.
I think before anyone here go: OMG POOR PUPPIES IM SO MAD, you really need to understand the culture first. The government is not doing this because they LOVE to kill and torture dogs, but for the goods of the pupulation. So that people stop dying from bite of stray dogs with rabies.
What can you expect? They have just as much a disreguard of human life. Sorry I am not trying to be steriotypical but look how long they have been distroying their own little girls. the stories I have heard are so horrible.
China makes me laugh. They locked the world out for a long time and now evryone is nuts. Look at the way alot of the teens dress. Look at how they smoke, a friend went down there and he smoked alot but couldnt keep up with the girls with out getting sick. It went from one extreem to the next.
I dont know what to think of the dog thing. The dogs shouldnt be being killed but at the same time it may be better to totaly start over.
Did any of you see the lady with the little dog on the bus? i think she was in china, anyway her dog pooped on the bus and she turned red well the old lady next to her handed her a tissue and the lady whiped her dogs butt with it instead of picking up the poo. that cracked me up.
I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame I'd even cut my hair and change my name
monkey, that was in korea. it raised a huge stink because videos of her and pictures of her were spread wide throughout the internet. she had to quit college because she couldn't stand people constantly berating her about it, and i think she went into hiding. other people started posting her personal info on the web so people could track her down.
i think it was so controversial because a lot of people argued abouot the invasion of her privacy, etc. she also received a lot of death threats because of it.
Didn't they do that in another Asian country recently (like in the past year)? I thought I read something about people hiding thier pets and/or trying to smuggle them out of the city so the dogs wouldn't have to die. Seriously, they used to cull unwanted daughters, are we really that shocked about the culling of animals?
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barligirl, i wasn't implying you were racist, i just said what you said was stereotypical. i say stereotypical stuff too, and while not racist, i do say it from time to time. we can't all be partial and objective all the time. after all, we are only human.
it just hits a little close to home because i originate from a country where it is stereotyped that dogs are "even lucky to be alive", when i know all too well that it's not really just that simple.
my comment about the people in china refusing to vaccinate their dogs in spite of a person being killed.. was that of observation from the article.
your comment could have meant a number of things, just a generalized, blanket statement. in them just being lucky to be alive you implied that many, if not most, dogs are treated cruelly, that even being able to breathe is a luxury to them. which is, in fact, not true. according to this article, there were 5000 dogs being killed, and in other articles i've read, 50,000 - 500,000 were being killed at one point.
4 million animals in the usa are euthanized every year. not for rabies, and not for food. just because they are alive and are overpopulating the country.
(and this is only cats and dogs. this doesn't include the numbers of cows and pigs and chickens that are mass slaughtered in inhumane ways, and fur farms in the usa -- of which mink farming is only 2 ranks down from china in terms of production, 4th in the world))
by sheer logic of number alone, dogs and cats in america should be just as lucky to be alive in the states as they are in china, regardless of the way they are treated in respective countries.
i do not think you are racist. my comment towards you in the other thread wasn't questioning your integrity as a person, because from what i've seen on the forum, you seem like a perfectly fine person. one comment from you to me (or vice versa) won't change my perspective of your character, and i hope others on this thread are not so narrow-minded as to think otherwise.
i apologize if you felt that way, but i was just contending the nature your comment and not you directly.