Activists Intercept Meat Dog Trucks Bound for Guangdong Province

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For the third time this year, Chinese animal activists have saved hundreds of dogs from slaughter in Guangdong province’s notorious dog meat markets.

The trucks were intercepted in the Sichuanese city of Pengzhou as they were loading. Activists blocked the road, demanded that dog trafficker Tang Qiong stop loading his trucks, and asked him to free all dogs in his possession.

Tang initially refused, claiming that he possessed all licenses and quarantine certificates required by the government. When protesters noticed numerous dead dogs in cages, Tang said they were going to be used to feed chickens.

When pressed, Tang was unable to produce any of the documents he had claimed were in his possession. He deferred to the activists, who then set about the task of securing and transporting more than 200 dogs for quarantine and vaccination, noting that some of the dogs were pets that had gone missing from their owners.

This is the third standoff of its kind in less than a year: in April, animal activists blocked trucks on the Beijing-Harbin highway that were transporting 520 dogs to market. In October, more than 800 dogs were seized from unlicensed dog trader Tang Daguo.

 

11 thoughts on “Activists Intercept Meat Dog Trucks Bound for Guangdong Province”

  1. Thank goodness there are Chinese activists who stood up and helped these poor animals. It is deplorable that they are even doing such ignorant and evil things to these beautiful creatures. PLEASE, more of you stand up and put a stop to this!!!

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  2. Dogs and cats were bred to be domesticated, that is companions to mankind, and not as food. Consuming them does not increase any “health benefits” and it is mostly the older generation who are still holding on to this antiquated belief. It is up to the enlightened and younger culture to teach this to their forefathers and mothers. Wake up people, this is 2011 after all! Eating animals of any species is not required to live. An all vegetarian diet is possible and can only enhance one’s lifespan.

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  3. “noting that some of the dogs were pets that had gone missing from their owners.”

    disgusting race of people. Sorry not one to be racist but lately in local news and hearing this stuff over and over again, I am starting to be.

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    • It’s the same race of people that disgust you that stopped this from happening. Stereotyping doesn’t help anyone.

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    • I agree with you !!!! These people are just barbaric and sick in the head. Anything for a dollar, in thier culture, I suppose ! It is sickening.

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  4. wow, it is sad inded but if you made .50 an hour and lived under a dictator think about what you moght resort to. ans evrything we buy is made there vote with your pocket book amd buy american and when this country is finally free the people will be better for, take the time to find out how bad their lives are and you may want to take action for these people….and their pets

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  5. This is terrible. We as concerning citizens need to take a stand for what is right. I believe dogs should not be consumed. Their purpose on this earth is to make companions for us humans.. they deserve to be loved and cared for. This is inhumane!

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