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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site
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


Aug 21, 2014 Emilee --
Aug 21, 2014 veronica ayala Es un crimen el abuso a los animales!!!! Y debe de ser castigado seriamente! !!!!
Aug 21, 2014 Gergana Yordanova
Aug 21, 2014 Jillian Walters This has to stop!
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Doug Martin
Aug 21, 2014 Sandra Jones Its anger management out of control Please stop this heartless brutality.
Aug 21, 2014 Rosa Arsiaga
Aug 21, 2014 kirsten kinnear
Aug 21, 2014 Victoria Salter
Aug 21, 2014 Alice Havener It's not just justice for one animal--it's justice for all animals. Inhumane actions should not be tolerated. What kind of individual does this to a "companion animal"??? Sick or perverted--a coward!
Aug 21, 2014 Sharon Mazzella
Aug 21, 2014 Suzanne Cowley
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Elizabeth Esquilin
Aug 21, 2014 mary ruliffson
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 karen haggar
Aug 21, 2014 Polly Livanidis
Aug 21, 2014 Barbara Silvia Calamai
Aug 20, 2014 Charley Jacobson
Aug 20, 2014 Tess Sotirakos
Aug 20, 2014 sandra lamb
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Holly Kasten Pathetic!!!!!!!! Death to those involved.
Aug 20, 2014 Wendi Frishman
Aug 20, 2014 Bélgica Bailey
Aug 20, 2014 tonya jones
Aug 20, 2014 Kathleen Giacca
Aug 20, 2014 kat api
Aug 20, 2014 ANITA PAYMASTER
Aug 20, 2014 Rebeca Garnica
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 judi martin
Aug 20, 2014 Cathleen Cooks
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 gwen bresett
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Ida Fedik
Aug 20, 2014 Emma Spires
Aug 20, 2014 alina bucur
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Margaret Brown
Aug 20, 2014 Char Cook
Aug 20, 2014 Carole LaBeau
Aug 20, 2014 kathy malloy
Aug 20, 2014 Sonia Frontera
Aug 20, 2014 Evi Meuris
Aug 20, 2014 lavaune guenther
Aug 20, 2014 samantha brunson

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