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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


Jul 6, 2015 Steve Tibos
Jul 6, 2015 patricia wood
Jul 6, 2015 Sarah Mann
Jul 6, 2015 Antonio Elias Firmino Ferreira
Jul 6, 2015 Melanie MacKerron
Jul 6, 2015 mary pasanen
Jul 6, 2015 gaby janssen
Jul 5, 2015 astrid bogaerts
Jul 5, 2015 Jeannette Weber
Jul 5, 2015 Kathy Hewitt Please stop this cruel, unnecessary torture now!
Jul 5, 2015 Tami Ewert
Jul 5, 2015 Bernice O'Neil
Jul 5, 2015 Cynthia Mullin
Jul 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2015 hilde de meirleir
Jul 5, 2015 Judy Lamon I am appalled and heartbroken over this and I know that little innocent dog has a special place in heaven. This is not animal control. This is brutal murder. These officers need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Jul 5, 2015 amy myron
Jul 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2015 Heather Creely
Jul 5, 2015 Kathleen Duffell Please stop murdering dogs! They deserve good lives!
Jul 5, 2015 Jean Hopkins
Jul 5, 2015 lennart blomqvist
Jul 5, 2015 Anita Andela
Jul 5, 2015 KATHY BERGERON It's just sick the things some horrible people do. Very sad.
Jul 5, 2015 petra Egging
Jul 5, 2015 Lieneke van Rooijen
Jul 5, 2015 Tracy Haynes
Jul 5, 2015 Sue Chan
Jul 5, 2015 norma garrett Stop horrible murder of dogs
Jul 5, 2015 A Koers
Jul 5, 2015 Patricia Burns
Jul 5, 2015 Chelsea Robertson
Jul 5, 2015 wilma lagrand
Jul 5, 2015 Angie Lawson Please please put an end to these horrible acts of abuse and murder, no animal deserves this, they cant speak for themselves so please listen to those of us who are standing up and speaking for them!!!!!
Jul 5, 2015 Denise Szyszlo
Jul 4, 2015 Jules lopez
Jul 4, 2015 Kinnera Poligari What do the Chinese want to prove to the world?? The whole world is already disgusted with you guys.. Yulin.. And now this? Seriously..do the leaders even care?? How can you guys sleep with a peaceful mind?
Jul 4, 2015 Anne Cruz
Jul 4, 2015 Klaudia Gernand
Jul 4, 2015 Wendy Puska
Jul 4, 2015 Joyce Todd
Jul 4, 2015 Necie mcginnis
Jul 4, 2015 Shyrn Troxell
Jul 4, 2015 penny dupont Your country should be totally ashamed of yourselves! Treating these poor animals like that and murdering them! May God have mercy on your soul. ..if you have one!
Jul 4, 2015 Rosario Garcia
Jul 4, 2015 marla obrien
Jul 4, 2015 Karen hurt
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Enough! Stop this madness. Dogs are not made to be murdered. .and abused! THEY ARE NOT FOOD!!
Jul 4, 2015 Kim Sobolewski
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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