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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 28, 2015 Carolyn Roper This cruelty is unbearable.
Jul 28, 2015 Khush Mungar
Jul 28, 2015 Art Cobian
Jul 28, 2015 mikayla prange
Jul 27, 2015 Jocelyn Bentley
Jul 27, 2015 Paula Eaton
Jul 27, 2015 Géraldine Strauss
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2015 Hannah Smith
Jul 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) How cruel and shocking is that! You must stop this brutality!
Jul 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2015 barbara disney
Jul 25, 2015 john crouch
Jul 25, 2015 Greys Matheus
Jul 25, 2015 Susan Segien
Jul 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2015 Judith Beattie These animal tactics are for everyone to see & lose credibility for those who condone this behaviour
Jul 24, 2015 Linda Gibson
Jul 24, 2015 Angus Barkley
Jul 24, 2015 Christine Reeder
Jul 24, 2015 Kathy Evans
Jul 24, 2015 Anjana Kennedy Boycott China, Demand civility.
Jul 24, 2015 Christopher Aguilar
Jul 24, 2015 Anthony Woods
Jul 24, 2015 Ellen M. Parent
Jul 24, 2015 Rialdi van der Merwe
Jul 24, 2015 Zurien van der Merwe This is unacceptable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 24, 2015 Kathy Currie
Jul 24, 2015 Cheryl Duncan
Jul 23, 2015 Mirosław Sulima
Jul 23, 2015 James Thomas
Jul 23, 2015 Brigitte Bravaccini Hell on earth for our so loved Dogs and cats.....stop this horror now.....or Karma will revers this situation..
Jul 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) Dogs should be treated with nothing but love.
Jul 23, 2015 LAURA ANDRADE
Jul 23, 2015 Sharon Stanley
Jul 23, 2015 Michelle Thomson
Jul 23, 2015 Alison Denison
Jul 23, 2015 Tracy Kaced
Jul 22, 2015 DOUG SNYDER
Jul 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2015 Kevin Maurer
Jul 21, 2015 joy aclupen
Jul 21, 2015 sarah wood
Jul 21, 2015 Cherrell Ollierou For goodness sake China get some proper animal welfare laws in place. The world is watching you and your cruelty you are a disgusting country.
Jul 20, 2015 A M J Bench
Jul 19, 2015 Farhana Farooq
Jul 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2015 phyllis cohen
Jul 18, 2015 vito amari
Jul 18, 2015 Catherine Kowalczyk

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