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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

Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 Jennifer France
Jul 23, 2014 Breana Floyd Yes it needs to stop. I cant even watch PETA show the horrible things they do to animals... it needs to stop everywhere to all animals as well. I just dont understand why the government wont step up and stop it immediately.
Jul 23, 2014 joan adams
Jul 23, 2014 Soraya Torres
Jul 23, 2014 Felicity Osborne
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) animals don't deserve to be treated with cruelty, all they want is love and attention
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) PLEASE STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY!
Jul 23, 2014 Charles Barnette
Jul 23, 2014 Beth Johnson
Jul 23, 2014 Lani Oquendo This has to end now
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please stop this horrible things you do to dogs, they are loyal and amazing and have feelings it's terrible!
Jul 23, 2014 Robert moss
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) I wish all the dogs on this world could have a good life.. <3
Jul 23, 2014 Julie Adams Please be kind to man's best friend and treat him as the loyal and loving companion he is- it is NOT ok to harm,kill or brutalise these lovely creatures!
Jul 23, 2014 Tara Koppenberg
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Im against Animal Abuse
Jul 23, 2014 Justine Milankovic
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Totally against this cruelty to animals they are so loveable
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 Vicki Harrison Every animal deserves love food water just like any human being please help find them homes good homes for people that a lot of abuse them or just tell him out me yard
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Outraged by this in humane acts against animals cannot continue
Jul 23, 2014 Jessica Pearson
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop animal cruelty.
Jul 23, 2014 Patricia Wliamson No dog should ever endure suffering
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 hanna Andersson Animals are worth just as much as humans! Who gave humans the right to hurt other individuals?? SHAME ON YOU CRUEL PEOPLE! love animals
Jul 23, 2014 priscilla leal
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 Ipshita Rajkumari Be Human for a change! Dogs are precious learn to love them and you will be surprised at what they have to offer!
Jul 23, 2014 karen stewart
Jul 23, 2014 Francine Mullan Animals must be protected. The are innocent and defenceless and
Jul 23, 2014 Ivette Alarcon It would mean a lot for this to be taken in to consideration. Animals should have rights too and they are the most innocent in this world. It's time to speak for our animals.
Jul 23, 2014 Loli Diaz
Jul 23, 2014 brittaney arndt Lets speak for those with no voice! Stop this inhumanity!!!
Jul 23, 2014 mauricio Valdebenito No to animal abuse
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 Tina Barron
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) i hate people who kill animals (expecially dogs) for nothing ! i support your decizion !!! i think that someone really needs to take care of this situation...i'm sorry if i didn't write correct :) i'm romanian...
Jul 23, 2014 Liliana De Miguel
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Save the dogs!!
Jul 23, 2014 Dianne Anderson This brutality must stop !!!! Dogs are the most beautiful creatures on earth
Jul 23, 2014 Chelsea Polk
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 Maria Ostfalk Stop slaughtering dogs! Be humane to your animals, dogs have feelings and deserves respect and to be treated with love.
Jul 23, 2014 Alexandra Filote Im against animal cruelty!
Jul 23, 2014 Kayla Bryant
Jul 23, 2014 Danielle Tetro
Jul 23, 2014 Olga Ivaschenko

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