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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

Sep 24, 2016 Lisa Evans PATHETIC HUMANS!
Sep 24, 2016 Carmela Quinlan
Sep 24, 2016 Pilar Martinez
Sep 24, 2016 thomas hunter
Sep 23, 2016 Patty Hart
Sep 23, 2016 cheryl doerr
Sep 23, 2016 Lisa Mikkelsen
Sep 23, 2016 Deana tankard
Sep 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 23, 2016 Joan Glasser
Sep 23, 2016 Kim Fox Unacceptable!!!! China should be embarrassed of it's treatment of animals.
Sep 23, 2016 Kari Lindewirth
Sep 23, 2016 Sharon Cartalino
Sep 23, 2016 S. ROSE
Sep 23, 2016 Erwin Kuipers
Sep 23, 2016 Suzanne Stephens
Sep 20, 2016 Dee Lindblom
Sep 20, 2016 Frances Bathory The United States, Western Europe, aka rest of the world, actually reacts and acts more when animals are tortured then when Chinese citizens in China are. This will hinder your country financially. Really
Sep 20, 2016 Helen Howard
Sep 20, 2016 barbara Dolloff
Sep 20, 2016 Gordon Mason This actually brought me to tears!
Sep 20, 2016 April Raine
Sep 19, 2016 Dawn Amick
Sep 19, 2016 Shila Newman
Sep 19, 2016 jan pepper
Sep 18, 2016 morgan pirtle Just why if you have to many dogs least do it humanly as possible !!!
Sep 18, 2016 (Name not displayed) This is shameful and outrageous!!
Sep 18, 2016 dilek demirel
Sep 18, 2016 (Name not displayed) Beat to death?! How cruel. That is awful. Imagine if YOU were the dog. IMAGINE how YOU WOULD FEEL.
Sep 18, 2016 Marina Nemeth
Sep 17, 2016 William Hughes
Sep 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2016 Kathy Wall
Sep 17, 2016 Amanda Loveland
Sep 17, 2016 Sally Hart China, the world is watching you. Your sickening acts of barbaric cruelty towards man's best friend is pure evil I endeavour to boycott all Chinese products while you allow these atrocities to continue.
Sep 17, 2016 Kelly Newsom
Sep 16, 2016 Tanja Reitz No more chinese or korean products for me!! Not a single dollar from me!!!
Sep 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2016 Kelly Mack
Sep 16, 2016 Keith D'Alessandro
Sep 16, 2016 Melissa Hall
Sep 16, 2016 Camryn Lee Your contry makes me sick, I will never visit China until you stop your inhumane cruelty to animals and you protect your endangered species. You have lost my tourism dollars and there are many more like me.
Sep 16, 2016 Marie Armandy
Sep 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2016 Victoria Mccay
Sep 16, 2016 Diane Kavanagh
Sep 16, 2016 Jacqueline Clare
Sep 16, 2016 Mayra Galutza
Sep 16, 2016 Laura Kearney

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