Denounce Mass Murder of 5,000 Dogs

Stray Dogs

Target: Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China

Goal: Scorn China for killing 5,000 dogs believed to be infected with rabies

Dogs are considered man’s best friend. They have evolved alongside us and are our constant companions, guardians, and playmates. And yet, Chinese authorities mercilessly killed 5,000 dogs believed to have been infected with rabies after five people died from the illness. Rabies is a devastating disease to both human and animal. Urge China to immediately put measures in place that will prevent the tragic loss of so many dogs in the future.

In Baoshan, a city in the Yunnan province, authorities killed approximately 4,900 dogs and vaccinated 10,000 dogs in an anti-rabies campaign. The dogs were blamed for the death of five Chinese citizens. Rabies is a disease that is passed to humans through a deep bite wound or scratch from infected animals. There is a course of vaccines and other treatments available to stop the disease from progressing if treated immediately after a bite. While rabies outbreaks are rare in China, authorities have been known to overreact when humans contract the disease. Culls like these often result in the massive loss of dogs. Just five years ago, 37,000 dogs were killed in Hanzhong after a rabies outbreak.

People in China have varying opinions about dogs. Some see them as companions while others see them as dinner. In the more wealthy and affluent regions of China, owning a dog has become popular, but there are few preventative measures in place to ensure that the dog population does not swell to unmanageable numbers. Animal activists have opposed killing these animals, and have fought for other humane alternatives, like sterilization and vaccination. Condemn China for taking the lives of so many dogs and urge them to put into place preventative measures that will help to stop the disease in the first place.


Dear President Xi Jinping,

Recently, authorities from the city of Baoshan killed 5,000 dogs that were infected with rabies and vaccinated more than 10,000 dogs. While I applaud your country’s efforts of protecting those you vaccinated from the disease, it angers me that so many dogs were killed. If animal control took preventative measures such as routine sterilization of street dogs, the loss of life wouldn’t have been as great.

Dogs are our companions and our best friends. They are faithful creatures that have evolved alongside humans and hold an important place in our society. It sickens me that instead of taking care of these creatures, Chinese authorities sentenced them to die. I hope that in the future you will take the time to opt into more humane decisions to prevent the loss of human and animal lives to rabies such as routine sterilization and vaccination.


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  1. Linda Amundson says:

    China’s treatment of animals is horrendous, over and over again. China is also the #1 cause of the extinction of elephants and rhinos in other countries. Remember Nanking, China. May it happen to you again if you don’t stop torturing and senselessly killing nonhuman animals.

  2. sick to death on how china treats their animals, they are heartless and have no compassion, only for them self’s.. dogs deserve to have a safe and happy life like the rest of us. they are born to be safe and loved like any body else. shame on china for not looking after their animals.

  3. Seems to me that China is the world’s worst country for animal abuse/torture/killing. They care about nothing. They are the most heartless, soulless subhuman beings I have ever known of in my lifetime. What in the world is wrong with these people?? Why have they become so mean and cruel??? I think some new laws re: animals need to be established in that hellhole called China. This is horrible, and they are horrible monsters.

    • Christopher Jones says:

      Everyone asks why Asians in general and Chinese in particular do this.

      They do this for primitive beliefs that regard being cruel will bring them good luck and make them better sexually. It’s silly, but that’s why they do it.

      Until belief everywhere can get past these foolish cultures, the torture will continue. See my two comments above.

      It’s not enough to eat the meat or wear the fur. The animal must be terrorized and suffer terribly for good luck. They will deskin live animals and leave them to move around until they die without their fur. I wish it were not true. But it is. Bad beliefs are dangerous. Just look at these poor animals.

  4. It figures Japan would do something like this, what a disgrace. I am sorry for the dogs.

  5. I think that mass murder os japanese and chinese “people” (I don’t think they’re people – how can a person do horrible things to other live beings?) would be perfect for the planet to starting healing. Who agrees?

  6. Despina M. Andrelus says:

    “A righteous man regards the life of animals” – PROVERBS 12:10; “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men” – ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI; “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; “I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs…(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty….” – JAMES HARRIOT; “The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – MAHATMA GANDHI


  8. DROP A DAMN BOMB IN CHINA!!! Sick country.

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