The mentality of many Chinese people in regards to animals has definitely turned a corner, and many are vehemently opposed to dogs being eaten. Two men who were caught stealing dogs in one village were brutally beaten for their actions, leaving one of them dead and the other badly injured.
Sometime around noon on December 13th in the villages of Shijiang and Luodai in Guanxi Province, two men stealing dogs, presumably to sell them as food, were caught by locals. A mob formed and sought a bit of street justice.
The men were mercilessly attacked. One of them, who was slashed up and bloody, had salt poured on him to exacerbate his agony.
Police arrived to find the shirtless men lying on the road. Paramedics were unable to save one of the men, and pronounced him dead on the spot. The other was taken to a hospital for treatment.
A special police team has been assembled to investigate the incident. Nine citizens have been called in for interrogation, and three people have surrendered themselves for partaking in the fracas.