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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

Mar 29, 2015 Rosa Corgatelli
Mar 29, 2015 Jamie Johnson
Mar 29, 2015 Paula Curl
Mar 29, 2015 Lyndi Basden
Mar 29, 2015 Mir Mer
Mar 28, 2015 kim stevens
Mar 28, 2015 Brittney Craig
Mar 28, 2015 Cynthia Voisard
Mar 28, 2015 nita patrick
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 Kristie Mamelli
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 Jennifer Acrey
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 Angela Anacleto
Mar 27, 2015 Mary Huth
Mar 27, 2015 Ryan Oldfield inhumane incidents like these don't go unnoticed!
Mar 27, 2015 Tammy L Kady
Mar 27, 2015 Judy Zoerman
Mar 27, 2015 Kelly Inviere This is unacceptable. Period.
Mar 27, 2015 Rafa Albert Bosch
Mar 27, 2015 Heather Oldfield
Mar 27, 2015 Virginia Hall
Mar 27, 2015 Gabriele Pauer
Mar 27, 2015 Bonnie Anton I really don't understand the mind set that tells you this is human behavior. Too sad.
Mar 27, 2015 Lisa Schnathorst
Mar 27, 2015 Lucia Nocentini
Mar 27, 2015 Ashley Januszewski
Mar 27, 2015 Diane Williford Please stop this animal abuse and cruelty.
Mar 27, 2015 gwendolyn andary
Mar 26, 2015 Angela southall
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) You want good karma? Treat ALL living things with respect. People who abuse animals or any living being are sub-human monsters. God is watching!
Mar 26, 2015 Melinda Funk
Mar 26, 2015 Susanne Krasovich
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 Monika Müller
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 joan roberts
Mar 26, 2015 Deborah Hart
Mar 26, 2015 Lisa torsiello demand justice for brutal dog murder in Beijing
Mar 26, 2015 Jordi Malgà
Mar 25, 2015 Pia Ulrike Lödige
Mar 25, 2015 Laura Altman
Mar 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2015 Jamie Fischer
Mar 25, 2015 Christy Giesick
Mar 25, 2015 Kathleen Matthews
Mar 25, 2015 Shireen Farrahi
Mar 25, 2015 Iris Candelaria

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