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In May 2014, the international community was horrified when municipal officers in Beijing beat a small dog to death in front of his horrified owner. His owner's offense? Failing to produce the proper registration papers for the rescued stray.

The officers, known as chengguan, regularly make headlines for their unnecessary use of violent force. According to a Time magazine report, beatings by chengguan officers have become so commonplace that in Chinese, “chengguan has literally become synonymous with violence.”

In 2012, Human Rights Watch published an 75-page report on the chengguan's history of abuse, in which victims described being slapped, shoved, pushed to the ground, forcibly held, dragged, punched, kicked, and thrown from vehicles to the street. Resultant injuries ranged from bruises, cuts, and bloody noses to broken bones.

Tell the Beijing government that inhumane incidents like these don't go unnoticed!

Sign below to demand punishment for the violent city officials, and an animal control policy in Beijing that relies not on brutality and terror, but on humane and effective practices.

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Dear Secretary Guo Jinlong,

The international community is shocked and appalled by the chengguan's recent brutal beating and murder of a pet dog in Beijing. Violent abuse and killing of companion animals is an unacceptable pest management strategy, no matter the owner's infringement, and we will not turn a blind eye to it.

This story is one of many in recent years that highlight the chengguan's brutality. The extensive list of abuses cited in Human Rights Watch's 2012 report on the chengguan makes it impossible to deny that they are nothing more than violent bullies. Their inhumane actions should not be tolerated in a civilized society.

Please see that the chengguan officers who murdered this dog receive justice, and that a new protocol is set for Beijing's animal control officers—one that does not rely on brutality and terror, but on humane and effective management practices.

Thank you,

Petition Signatures

Feb 8, 2016 Jennifer Silvia
Feb 8, 2016 Deb Jeffreys Shame on you Beijing - these individuals must be punished severely and needless cruelty like this must be prevented. Sadly and shockingly, this does not really surprise me as China generally seems to have little regard for animals or indeed people.
Feb 8, 2016 Holly Upton
Feb 7, 2016 Susan Saikami
Feb 7, 2016 Angela thomas
Feb 7, 2016 Debra Nourse
Feb 7, 2016 Lorraine Wilson
Feb 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2016 Meray Dedeci
Feb 6, 2016 Christine Goodstein
Feb 5, 2016 Sofi Nordstrom
Feb 5, 2016 Florence Montague You couldn't pay me to visit an Asian Country!!
Feb 5, 2016 rob kennedy Justice must be swift.
Feb 5, 2016 sandra mason please care about the cats too.
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed) stop now!
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2016 Nicole Payne
Feb 4, 2016 Valeria Molina
Feb 4, 2016 Maria Vitória Magri
Feb 4, 2016 Veronica Cox
Feb 4, 2016 Lena Fribing
Feb 4, 2016 Janka Steller
Feb 4, 2016 Sandra Whitener
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2016 june ratcliff
Feb 4, 2016 Pietro Rizzi
Feb 3, 2016 maibritt hedegaard
Feb 3, 2016 Claudia Evens
Feb 3, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
Feb 3, 2016 Cathy Gash
Feb 3, 2016 megan ashton
Feb 3, 2016 patricia stubley
Feb 3, 2016 Marion Donnelly This is just a further reflection on the lack of humanity that seems to be a cultural norm in China. Deplorable for both man and animal.
Feb 3, 2016 Susan Macatangay Anyone who practices brutality on animals can't be human.
Feb 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2016 Ursula Sand
Feb 3, 2016 Carlyn Montes De Oca
Feb 3, 2016 Jennifer Chambers
Feb 3, 2016 Rosalilia Dorantes
Feb 3, 2016 Dr. Doreen and James Reichard and Family
Feb 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2016 Lynn Small
Feb 3, 2016 Jan Maxwell
Feb 3, 2016 margarita blair
Feb 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2016 Pamela McNutt
Feb 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2016 Lina J. Pedroni BLESS THE BEASTS AND THE CHILDREN....

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