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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


Oct 30, 2014 Paula Cooper
Oct 30, 2014 jen fitz Horrific and brutal. So-called mankind at it's worst. Sick bastards.
Oct 29, 2014 Sieglinda Du Preez
Oct 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2014 marley mcdermott PLEASE HAVE A CONSCIOUS, ANIMALS FEEL PAIN LIKE YOU.
Oct 29, 2014 Luciane Lima
Oct 29, 2014 linda ventriglia
Oct 28, 2014 Holly E
Oct 28, 2014 Hailey Lorino
Oct 28, 2014 T.L. Mitchell
Oct 28, 2014 Katherine Proulx
Oct 28, 2014 MICHELE ALDAO
Oct 28, 2014 Jacqueline Allen
Oct 28, 2014 Jason LaBerge
Oct 28, 2014 k martin
Oct 28, 2014 pattianne pascual
Oct 27, 2014 Cy Neu
Oct 27, 2014 T G
Oct 27, 2014 Sheena Warren
Oct 27, 2014 Paula Martinez
Oct 27, 2014 Cindy Rosmus
Oct 27, 2014 Sandra Reyes
Oct 27, 2014 Debbie Crockett
Oct 27, 2014 daniele rispal
Oct 27, 2014 Karen Lorraine Silva
Oct 27, 2014 Kari Sorger
Oct 27, 2014 Liz Godber
Oct 27, 2014 Mary Morgan
Oct 27, 2014 James McGovern
Oct 27, 2014 Lori Huotari
Oct 27, 2014 Maggie Wall
Oct 27, 2014 michael doyle
Oct 26, 2014 Dia Redman
Oct 26, 2014 DonaldEulalia Smith
Oct 26, 2014 Myrna Silvestry
Oct 26, 2014 Lynne Blake
Oct 26, 2014 Samantha Pabst
Oct 26, 2014 Shannan Morian
Oct 26, 2014 terry mueller are you ppl out of your f-----g minds? you ppl are not HUMAN!!!!!!!
Oct 26, 2014 aPRIL fITCH
Oct 26, 2014 Russell Phillips
Oct 26, 2014 Desiree Chambers
Oct 26, 2014 madison briggs
Oct 26, 2014 Amie Winters
Oct 25, 2014 Alice Long
Oct 25, 2014 Sally Meissner
Oct 25, 2014 Kristen Lewandowski
Oct 25, 2014 Christine Chacon
Oct 25, 2014 Ellie Georgieva

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