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Walking your dog down the street should be a pleasure, not a threat to life and liberty. In China, however, simply taking a pet out for a walk may be all the reason a local Chengguan needs to brutally beat and kill the animal, possibly coming after the distraught owner if met with any resistance.

The Chengguan, deputized members of the Chinese City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau, are charged with making sure pets are licensed. They work all over the country, from the poorest villages to the fastest growing cities. But, their tactics often include violent displays, bludgeoning dogs, cats, and other pets with pipes and bamboo sticks as their owners are held down, throwing the corpses onto a truck, and burning them in mass graves.

This behavior has earned the Chengguan the status of some of the most hated officials in China, according to The New York Times [1], and their notoriety extends from cruelty to animals, to assault on humans in some cases. While anyone without immediate access to their animal's registration papers when the Chengguan ask may be held aside while their pet is destroyed, those who resist face physical retribution.

In 2013, a man using his phone to record Chengguan inspecting a street peddler's cart was subsequently beaten with hammers until he spit up blood, Radio Free Asia reports [2], later dying from those injuries at a hospital. And resistance toward the Chengguan seems to be growing, as there have been rising incidents of the agents themselves being targeted in revolts against their actions.

Fight Dog Meat [3], a website founded by rescue worker Michelle Brown, has equated the brutality of the Chengguan to gang violence. Brown cites a report from August 4, 2016, when "the Alum Town government of Padang village, ordered a dog killing team to go door to door and kill every pet dog they could get hold of after a local man died of rabies days earlier. The air was filled with the screams from helpless pet owner's as their dogs were forcibly removed and bludgeoned in front of them. Children wept uncontrollably."

It is illegal in Beijing to own a dog with shoulders taller than 35 centimeters (almost 14 inches), The New York Times [4] reports, while 40 specific breeds, including Dalmatians, Collies, Weimeraners, and Boxers, are banned categorically, labeled to be "large and vicious." But it is also clear that the Chengguan's treatment of animals goes well beyond enforcing a regulation.

Sign to tell China's Ministry of Public Security to protect these animals immediately, implement practices which ban the City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau's brutal and deadly tactics when confronting pet owners.

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To the Chinese Ministry of Public Security,

The brutal actions of the Chengguan, carried out daily on the streets of ever Chinese town, amount to nothing more than sanctioned gang violence and must be put to an immediate end.

Animals, as well as humans, have a right to live. But those rights are seemingly threatened whenever Chengguan approach a pet owner for questioning. Beating animals to death when someone cannot immediate produce an expensive license is intolerably cruel, and serves no purpose but to terrorize.

In recent years, incidents of Chengguan aggression have prompted riots, driven by residents so upset over this gross imbalance of power that they would swarm those civil servant.

Animals are being killed by the hundreds, while their owners are held down, and often brutalized themselves, and the rest of the world is not willing to let this continue.

There is no reason to believe this situation will improve if the Chengguan remain able to carry out their brand of enforcement. It is, however, within your power to implement policies and that outlaw the scare tactics and violence the Chengguan are using against people in China, and I implore you to do so now.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


May 26, 2018 susan shawket Evil Savages should be beaten to death for causing such fear, pain and cruelty. Help the animals and their owners. Kill the Chengguan SAVAGES. They need to be destroyed.
May 26, 2018 Eileen Sheriff This is barbaric and has to stop animals should be loved not tortured and killed THIS MUST BE STOPPED
May 26, 2018 Samantha Buck Cruel
May 26, 2018 Michael Haskell
May 26, 2018 Martina Clerici
May 26, 2018 Natasha Gramatikova
May 26, 2018 Andrea Whitehead
May 26, 2018 Björn Sjölenius
May 26, 2018 Catherine Armstrong This is not the only barbarick animal abuse
May 26, 2018 Larry Spizzirri
May 26, 2018 Vernon Martinez
May 26, 2018 Anne Parrish These rotten terrorist monsters should be stripped of their human rights and made to endure the exact same torture the innocent animal victims endured!!! Nothing on this planet justifies these savage cruelty and torture to animals
May 26, 2018 H N Southerland
May 25, 2018 Lindsey Johnson
May 25, 2018 Robin Riley
May 25, 2018 Lisa Ramaci 你是野蠻人。你是怪物。你是一個病態的,可恥的人,我希望日本人在20世紀30年代把你從地球上抹去。卑鄙。 You are barbarians. You are monsters. You are a sick and shameful people, and I wish the Japanese had wiped you off the face of the earth in the 1930s. DESPICABLE.
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Jeanne Rogers
May 25, 2018 Chris Bradley AFTER READING ABOUT THIS HORRIFIC CRIME ON ANIMALS AND [EOPLE AND THE DOG AND CAT MEAT TRADE I WILL NEVER GO TO CHINA. I HAVE SUCH DISRESPECT FOR CHINA !! THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND THERE IS. NO EXCUSE FOR IT My HEART goes out the victims.
May 25, 2018 lynn matarelli
May 25, 2018 GINNY GONELL
May 25, 2018 Loly Melèndez Stop NOW!!!!
May 25, 2018 Maria Ram
May 25, 2018 Holly R
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Ilse DePriest
May 25, 2018 Lisa McKillop
May 25, 2018 Catherin Steiner
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Ginny Gursky
May 25, 2018 Patricia Akers
May 25, 2018 Ngan Truong
May 25, 2018 Guy Chevalier
May 25, 2018 Rhoda Johnson-Byrne
May 25, 2018 Eileen Easton Cruel, hateful, barbaric slime! Anyone who can be so cruelt to our beloved animals does not deserve to live!!
May 25, 2018 Stephanie Corona
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) WHAT THE HELL CRAP IS THIS? YOU ARE BARBARIC PEOPLE THAT ARE DAMN CRUEL. IN THE END YOU WILL PAY.
May 25, 2018 Heather Thompson
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Marie Sepeta You are responsible for the cruelty and inhumanity of these thugs! You've given them the okay to be monsters! You are just as guilty as they, for their atrocious and barbaric activities. Now, see if you can stop them. Disgusting heartless people!
May 25, 2018 Jennie Mason
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Lynn Richardson
May 25, 2018 Cherie Mazzenga Have respect for r 4 legged fur animals
May 25, 2018 Denise Routly The Chinese are barbarians.....absolutely disgusting!!!!
May 25, 2018 Maria Staffieri
May 25, 2018 Milton Zelman
May 25, 2018 Violeta Rochin Rodriguez
May 25, 2018 Victoria Brinkmann
May 25, 2018 Pamela Parker

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