Posted by: kinshipcircle | July 5, 2009

OUTLAW DOG-CAT KILLING SQUADS IN CHINA

7/2/09: Outlaw Dog-Cat Killing Squads In China

Blood in the streets of Hanzhong: 6/16/09 (Reuters) — The Chinese City of
Hanzhong, in the northern province of Shaanxi, has killed 36,000 stray and
pet dogs in a bid to wipe out rabies…as the country considers a draft law
recognizing animal rights and making such a cull illegal.

THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA OFFICIALS:
info@cppcc.gov.cn, info@china.org.cn, webmaster@china.org.cn,
wandi@china.org.cn, english@npc.gov.cn, webmaster@agri.gov.cn,
sjz@ccnt.gov.cn, webmaster@mfa.gov.cn, manage@moh.gov.cn,
chinaembassy_us@fmprc.gov.cn, chinamission_un@fmprc.gov.cn,
ChinaMissionUN@Gmail.com

PROVINCE & CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS:
nyt02@163.net, wstj3@shaanxi.gov.cn, wzh@shaanxiwj.cn, tszx@hanzhong.gov.cn,
web@hanzhong.gov.cn, master@heihe.gov.cn, hhjwxx@public.ba.hl.cn,
webmaster@hlj.gov.cn

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Honorable Officials Of The People’s Republic Of China,

I am pleased legal experts are drafting China’s first animal welfare law. If
enacted, this law might have stopped the recent massacre in Hanzhong City,
Shaanxi Province that wiped out some 36,000 dogs. Please prioritize this
legislation and include a provision to outlaw dog and cat culls.

Citizens worldwide denounce mass death sweeps as a form of disease
containment. Killing squads comb streets with poles and sticks to violently
beat any dog they encounter. The public is outraged by accounts of animals
poisoned, clubbed, buried alive, and electrocuted.

A strong anti-cruelty law ought to jail and fine those who neglect, abuse,
or kill animals. Dog and cat culls, along with the brutalization of “pets”
to make food or medicine, certainly qualify as abuse and killing.

The law should also focus on population control and responsible
guardianship. The best system to curb stray populations combines
sterilization with required identification (tags and computer chip
implants). And, as other civilized nations have learned, the only proven way
to prohibit rabies in dogs is mandatory vaccination.

I urge federal and municipal agencies to devise a long-term rabies
prevention and inoculation program. Random slaughter doesn’t fix animal
overpopulation or disease. In fact, the sudden removal of tens of thousands
of dogs can actually trigger relocation of dogs from nearby areas. When new
dogs move in, they may bring new diseases with them. The cycle of
transmission simply renews itself.

Evidence indicates the Chinese people strongly oppose mass kills. When the
city of Heihe, Heilongjiang province, banned dogs and authorized a cull,
public backlash prompted officials to rescind the order.

The bloodshed not only hurts animals, but also violates the rights of your
citizens to care for their own dogs and cats. Please back animal welfare
legislation that criminalizes abuse and fosters a culture of responsible
guardianship, nonviolent disease prevention, and humane management.

Thank you,

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THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA OFFICIALS:
His Excellency, Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China
9 Xihuang-Chenggen Beijie
Beijing 100032, China
email: info@cppcc.gov.cn, info@china.org.cn

His Excellency Mr. Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State Council
Guowuyuan 9 Xihuangchenggenbeijie
Beijingshi 100032
People’s Republic of China
fax: 86-10-6-512-5810

China Internet Information Center
[the authorized government portal site to China]
6th Floor, Building B, 89 Xi Sanhuan Bei Lu
Beijing 100089, China
ph: 86-10-8882 8258; fax: 86-10-8882 8331
email: webmaster@china.org.cn, wandi@china.org.cn
web mail: http://service.china.org.cn/link/wcm/comments_e

National People’s Congress (NPC) of People’s Republic of China
No. 23, Xijiaominxiang, Xicheng District, Beijing 100805
People’s Republic of China
email: english@npc.gov.cn

Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China
Minister Du Qinglin
No.11 Nongzhanguan Nanli, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China (100026)
ph: (86-10) 6419-3366; fax: (86-10) 6419-2468
email: webmaster@agri.gov.cn

Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China
Minister Sun Jiazheng
\No.10 Chaoyanf Men Beidajie, Dongchen District
Beijing, China (100020)
ph: (86-10) 6555-1432; fax: (86-10) 6555-1433
email: sjz@ccnt.gov.cn

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
Minister Li Zhaoxing
No. 2, Chaoyangmen Nandajie
Beijing, China (100701)
ph: (86-10) 6596-1114; email: webmaster@mfa.gov.cn

Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China
Minister Wu Yi
No.1 Xizhimenwai Nanlu, Xicheng District
Beijing, China (100044)
ph: (86-10) 6879-4049; fax: (86-10) 6831-3669
email: manage@moh.gov.cn

ALL CHINESE MINISTRIES: http://www.mac.doc.gov/china/Ministries.html

PROVINCE & CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS:
–   Department of Agriculture of Shaanxi Province, Animal Husbandry and
–   Veterinary Bureau: nyt02@163.net
–   Health Department of Shaanxi Province: wstj3@shaanxi.gov.cn
–   Shaanxi Provincial Health Authority: wzh@shaanxiwj.cn
–   People’s Government of Hangzhong City: tszx@hanzhong.gov.cn,
web@hanzhong.gov.cn
–   The People’s Government of Heihe City, Heilongjiang Province:
master@heihe.gov.cn, hhjwxx@public.ba.hl.cn
–   People’s Government of Heilongjiang Province: webmaster@hlj.gov.cn

CHINESE EMBASSY IN UNITED STATES
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
2300 Connecticut Ave. NW; Washington DC 20008
ph: 1+ 202-328-2500; fax: 1+ 202-232-7855
email: chinaembassy_us@fmprc.gov.cn

FOR CHINESE EMBASSIES STATIONED IN OTHER COUNTRIES, TRY:
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/embassy_list.htm
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zwjg/2490/default.htm

Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations
350 East 35th Street; New York, NY 10016
ph: 212-655-6100; fax: 212-634-762
email: chinamission_un@fmprc.gov.cn, ChinaMissionUN@Gmail.com

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS
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China plans first animal welfare law
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/16/china-plans-animal-welfare-law
China eliminating all dogs in Hanzhong city
http://www.actasia.org/index/index.php?page=dog-cull
China city kills 36,000 dogs after rabies deaths
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSPEK35560
Every dog has its day as Heihe orders canine cull
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2009-05/23/content_7934736.htm
(IN CHINESE) Photos from the killings – graphic
http://chengshifei.blog.sohu.com/117618704.html

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