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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 3, 2015 Camile Getter
Mar 3, 2015 Linda Rich
Mar 3, 2015 Lisa Glenn
Mar 3, 2015 Gerald Shaia
Mar 3, 2015 Isabella Ondei
Mar 3, 2015 Samira K
Mar 3, 2015 Leni Fox
Mar 2, 2015 Michelle Gendrich
Mar 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2015 Anne Hall
Mar 2, 2015 Robert Ruggiero
Mar 2, 2015 Diane Carson Barbaric cruelty to animals is unacceptable in any civilized Nation. Stop Animal Control Officers from treating animals with violent cruelty.
Mar 2, 2015 Dawn Barrett
Mar 2, 2015 LORENZA GRANDI
Mar 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop the cruelty and brutal killings. Everyone has a heart - even dogs.
Mar 2, 2015 Diane Myers People who murder other people's pets should be deservedly punished!
Mar 2, 2015 Anna Regan THESE PEOPLE IN CHINA HAVE NO HEART AND TAKE PLEASURE IN BRUTAL VIOLENCE. SICK UN - EVOLVED MENTALITY. BOYCOTT CHINA ANYTHING ! -/ DOG MEAT/LEATHER TRADE - HEARTLESS SOCIETY
Mar 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) The municipal officers should see punishment for their violence against that poor animal, and the suffering it's owner had to face.
Mar 2, 2015 Derek Demane
Mar 2, 2015 Shannon Keiser
Mar 2, 2015 Kirsten Nielsen
Mar 2, 2015 Jill Tarleton
Mar 2, 2015 Sarah Friedman
Mar 2, 2015 Janet Lepanto STOP THIS BRUTALITY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW CAN YOU LET THIS HAPPEN???????????????????
Mar 2, 2015 Elizabeth Munnie
Mar 2, 2015 dalila orellana
Mar 2, 2015 Anna-Maria Bell
Mar 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2015 Holly Scanlon
Mar 2, 2015 Allison Glancey
Mar 2, 2015 Rosemarie Signer
Mar 2, 2015 Laura Rankin Chengguan's are out of control. Appoint individuals practice humane & effective & humane management
Mar 2, 2015 spencer young
Mar 2, 2015 mary clausing
Mar 2, 2015 Regina Ribaudo-Dougherty
Mar 2, 2015 John Macmillan
Mar 2, 2015 Christina Amiri
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 tina gebhard
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 Karen Tangorra
Mar 1, 2015 Len Unrau
Mar 1, 2015 Charlene Robson Evil humans
Mar 1, 2015 julia moore these cowardly idiots deserve a beating, disgusting act of cruelty. lock them up
Mar 1, 2015 Jill Zelencik
Mar 1, 2015 Linda Brenner
Mar 1, 2015 Lesley Lyons
Mar 1, 2015 sabine becoulet
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2015 Penny Ryckman

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