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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

Aug 2, 2014 esther douglas
Aug 1, 2014 Ashley Erdmann
Aug 1, 2014 hulya demirvuran
Aug 1, 2014 Roos Bernsen
Aug 1, 2014 Jennifer Aronson Justice starts with one person whose courageous enough to stand up and say something
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Michael Ladd
Aug 1, 2014 Angie Howard
Aug 1, 2014 Madeleine Boyne
Aug 1, 2014 Julie Martin
Aug 1, 2014 Miranda Rivers
Aug 1, 2014 Sema Richards
Aug 1, 2014 theresa Sullivan
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Laurence Mong
Aug 1, 2014 Sheila Dempsey
Aug 1, 2014 Brandi Montgomery
Aug 1, 2014 Jo Smith
Aug 1, 2014 james mader
Aug 1, 2014 Digvijay Sharma THIS IS HORRIBLE AND NEEDS TO STOP NOW..!!!
Aug 1, 2014 Rossemary anderson You are vile sick people the world is watchimng you. The greatness of a nation is judged by the way it treats its animals. Mahatma Gahandi
Aug 1, 2014 gallarotti jeanine
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Leah Wilkerson
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 nicolette salerno
Aug 1, 2014 Brittany Wheeler
Aug 1, 2014 Tresa Frazier
Aug 1, 2014 cherie cuellar
Aug 1, 2014 Ilene Applebaum Why???? These poor dogs don't have a voice! We are their voice. These people are barbaric .
Aug 1, 2014 Susan Graham
Aug 1, 2014 Theresa Haines
Aug 1, 2014 Juliet Ganpat
Aug 1, 2014 Chris Petrakis
Aug 1, 2014 Alexandra Keeping
Aug 1, 2014 Claire Whittaker
Aug 1, 2014 Jennifer Ritter
Aug 1, 2014 Buster Osborn Stop it
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Tina Kersh
Aug 1, 2014 Margit Wacha
Aug 1, 2014 Martin Potoczniak
Aug 1, 2014 Tiffany Wallinder
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Jamie Crockett
Aug 1, 2014 Andrea Hinkley
Aug 1, 2014 Nancy Legrand
Aug 1, 2014 Alain Poissonnier

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