Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.-- James A. Froude (1818-1894)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Dog - Food for the Restaurants!

This year alone, millions of dogs (and cats) will be slaughtered in the most brutal manner in hellish meat markets in China. Read on... (from SPCA Friday Flash -Newsletter)

It all started on New Year's Eve when the Qiming Rescue Centre, a dog shelter in Chengdu, asked for help from the Animals Asia Foundation. The authorities in nearby Pengzhou had just confiscated 149 dogs from an unlicensed trading station (after a tip-off from Qiming staff) and the dogs were on their way to the shelter.

A small team, including one of our vets and a vet nurse, quickly grabbed medical supplies and headed for the shelter. We arrived just as the truck carrying the dogs pulled in. I couldn't believe what we were witnessing! It was horrible in every sense of the word – the stench (so familiar from our visits to live animal markets), the blood-curdling cries coming from the cages as the terrified dogs bit into each and, as always, the terrible feeling we all get when we look into the haunting, sad eyes of these beautiful animals.

I hate to think how long they had been in those cages, many of them packed in so tightly that they were piled on top of each other. Some of the dogs were shaking with anxiety, while others were rigid with fear. Many were suffering terribly and showing symptoms of parvovirus, distemper and kennel cough. Most were skeletal and their coats filthy from being excreted and urinated on by the top layer of dogs.

....However, these are the lucky ones –

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping the unforgivable tragedy in China up front, before eyes who don't want to see, --far too many simply don't care. It is difficult to imagine that these people who inflict such suffering and brutal murder on "Mans Best Friend" are capable of "feeling" anything - from all appearances - the cruel faces above the writhing, terrified animals who beg for mercy. It is too sickening to think of, but who can forget the haunting, begging eyes of these BETRAYED creatures of our planet.
We must continue to witness, act, demand that this atrocity stops.


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