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Old August 1st, 2006, 11:03 AM
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Chinese county "culls" 50,000 dogs . . . .

A Chinese county culls 50,000 dogs:

A county in southwestern China has killed as many as 50,000 dogs in a government-ordered campaign following the deaths of three local people from rabies, official media reported on Tuesday.

The five-day massacre in Yunnan province's Mouding county spared only military guard dogs and police canine units, the Shanghai Daily reported, citing local media.

Dogs being walked were taken from their owners and beaten to death on the spot, it said. Other killing teams entered villages at night creating noise to get dogs barking, then homing in on their prey.


http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/as....ap/index.html

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Old August 1st, 2006, 12:34 PM
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OMG And their rate of vaccinating for rabies is only 3%

Can't the Chinese government educate people?

This is just wrong.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 01:42 PM
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Sad. :sad: I think humans in general don't treat animals as well as they should though. I mean, killing these dogs for rabies suspicion, feeding cows to other cows and then killing them for mad cow, putting tubes down a goose's neck to blimp him out for some fat liver dish, feeding dogs and cats back to dogs and cats (aka ol' roy, etc), the fur industry, the chicken industry (especially the beakless, featherless nasty GMO birds), the cosmetics & pharma industries and the list just goes on and on and on. It's all going to backfire on us one day.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 01:43 PM
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I am sickened and horrified!! What the hell is wrong with those people?
I can't even imagine walking my dog one minute and him getting snatched, beaten, and murdered in front of me the next :sad:
Have they never heard of the rabies vaccination? Do they not believe in giving their pets the necessary shots???
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Old August 1st, 2006, 04:18 PM
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This is pretty sick, but the chinese government hasn't exactly been known for it's humanitarian efforts either, so I'm not surprised that something like this would happen.
The chinese also have a long record of animal mistreatment.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 05:14 PM
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Yeah just look at there zoos. They treat humans worse than we treat our animals so what else can you expect. They do not care what the rest of the world thinks they think we are blind to it.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 05:22 PM
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Rick,it does not surprise me at all
With a human rights record like China has,how can we expect them to care one iota for defenseless animals.
I have an absolute phobia about China,the evil happenings in that country is enough to make you sick,but yet we deal with them ,I will buy nothing that says made in China
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