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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 31, 2014 Corinne Ruat
Aug 31, 2014 Aditya Bhargava
Aug 31, 2014 Andrea Oettinger
Aug 30, 2014 Cynthia Carley
Aug 30, 2014 Stacy Brandt
Aug 30, 2014 Adele Mamaghani
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Judi Lamendola
Aug 30, 2014 Caitlin Walker
Aug 30, 2014 melissa reese ANIMAL ABUSE NEEDS TO STOP!!!!
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Sherrie Shown
Aug 30, 2014 Pilar Salvador Please stop killing of dogs.
Aug 30, 2014 Ekaterina Popova
Aug 30, 2014 Susan Lord It is time that China addressed its relationship with animals. I only see inhumanity and brutality.
Aug 30, 2014 Cynthia Henley
Aug 30, 2014 anne carlson
Aug 30, 2014 fanny mabon
Aug 30, 2014 Annapaola Pennacchietti
Aug 30, 2014 monika pettersen
Aug 30, 2014 Mariette Åkerlind
Aug 30, 2014 Priscilla Paizakis
Aug 30, 2014 Ray Slater
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Gerlinde Kolubka
Aug 30, 2014 Dena Ledford
Aug 30, 2014 Norma Sellars
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Marlies Blumer
Aug 30, 2014 a a
Aug 29, 2014 Kimberly Alexander
Aug 29, 2014 Debra Charette
Aug 29, 2014 Nicola Holzwarth
Aug 29, 2014 Cindy McLain
Aug 29, 2014 Iris Chynoweth
Aug 29, 2014 Linda Cameron
Aug 29, 2014 alejandra garay
Aug 29, 2014 Idil Izmirli
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) China, wake up! This is a new era. Your violence and brutality will not be tolerated.
Aug 29, 2014 Isabella Roland
Aug 29, 2014 Sandra Backelund
Aug 29, 2014 Heather Farr
Aug 29, 2014 paris karali they are not human beings,that's for sure. I would expect more from a nation with a kind of culture. I am obviously mistaken!!
Aug 29, 2014 Karen Procter
Aug 29, 2014 Alice Kilpatrick
Aug 29, 2014 Monika Cuno Strafe für Tierquäler und Mörder!!!!!!
Aug 29, 2014 Isa Martinez
Aug 29, 2014 Hannah Kirchmeier
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) Boycott products made in Red China - that is, if you can find anything left made in the US! China is notorious for its violent, cruel behavior towards all animals including dogs and cats. Their communist government supports it!
Aug 29, 2014 William Bridge

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