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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 27, 2014 Lori Korunka this has got to stop. Its barbaric
Aug 27, 2014 Amy Tray
Aug 27, 2014 Chris Asperin I would rather torture humans than animals. If given a chance to have power I will do the same things to those heartless people. Be ashamed of yourselves THOSE ANIMALS CANT FIGHT BACK!
Aug 26, 2014 PAM PARSONS PLEASE set a new protocol for Beijing's animal control officers.
Aug 26, 2014 Brenda Gephart
Aug 26, 2014 Elaine Doe
Aug 26, 2014 marisol melgarejo
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 Cassandra Davidson
Aug 26, 2014 SAndra Marquez
Aug 26, 2014 janine franco
Aug 26, 2014 Barbara Griffin They need to have the same punishment delt out to them as they did to the animals
Aug 26, 2014 julie edghill
Aug 26, 2014 Sandra Bigart
Aug 26, 2014 Birgit Lehmann
Aug 26, 2014 nancy coupe
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 daniela fiorucci
Aug 26, 2014 Eva Recchia
Aug 26, 2014 Jessica Fish
Aug 26, 2014 Barbara McCormick
Aug 26, 2014 ADI BEARD
Aug 26, 2014 Daniela Rossi
Aug 26, 2014 Kristy Shipley
Aug 26, 2014 Rebecca moberg They don't deserve to live !!!
Aug 26, 2014 Celeste Grobler if someone tries to kill any of my pets, officer or not, ill fight till I die... they should be punished for their inhumane actions...
Aug 25, 2014 GABRIELA LUGO
Aug 25, 2014 roktim chakraborty China n chinese both are sick . Sick the country shit is the constitution and shit are the people der. Dickheads
Aug 25, 2014 Kathleen Fitzgibbon Police officers are supposed to be examples of a good human beings. Not doing whatever they like and then getting away with it. They need to be punished, fired and put in jail for unnecessary violence. Get justice for this innocent puppy!!!
Aug 25, 2014 Mari Jose Rábago Sanabrais
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 Linda Gibb
Aug 25, 2014 seinn nwe
Aug 25, 2014 Angela Hocking
Aug 25, 2014 addison justin
Aug 25, 2014 christy meisner
Aug 25, 2014 kathy gundle
Aug 25, 2014 Catherine Crofton
Aug 25, 2014 Graciela Caceres
Aug 25, 2014 Nancy Coleman
Aug 25, 2014 Anna Godines
Aug 25, 2014 Kelly Callahan
Aug 25, 2014 steven lamey
Aug 25, 2014 Paola Ballanti
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 vicki sleva
Aug 25, 2014 Sara Melson

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