Stop the Qinhuangdao Dog Slaughter Before it Starts

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Stop the Qinhuangdao Dog Slaughter Before it Starts

Post by baldwindeb on September 12th 2009, 12:04 pm

Help Us Stop the Qinhuangdao Dog Slaughter Before it Starts

Dear Debbie,

I've just received an urgent report that another city in China is planning a mass cull to slaughter any unregistered dogs, strays, and even registered family dogs that are over 14 inches (35cm) tall.

Dog owners in Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, are even being told to kill their own dogs, or else their dogs will be beaten to death by the police and the owners will be charged a fine. Can you imagine being forced to kill your own dog to save it from a more brutal slaughter?

Unless we can stop this now, the Dog Death squads could be roaming the streets tomorrow – beating, stoning, and killing dogs – some right in front of their owners.

You might remember the attached e-mail I sent you recently about a similar cull. We found out too late for many of those dogs, but this time we have a chance to stop it before it starts.

I need you to do two things right now:
1. Send an e-mail to the Chinese Ambassador in your country. So you can act quickly, I've written an e-mail for you - click here to review and send it.

2. Make a donation to help IFAW end dog culls in China and to protect animals around the world from similar cruelty.

It’s crucial that you act quickly –according to the government notice, the police will begin combing the streets tomorrow to kill dogs. Please send your message now, and then forward this e-mail to as many of your friends as possible urging them to help us stop this slaughter.

In addition to working to stop this cull, IFAW is helping draft China's first national animal welfare legislation that will prohibit culls like this. And we're developing a rabies vaccination and sterilization program that we can offer to rural communities to humanely prevent rabies and control dog populations.

We’ve stopped culls like this in other Chinese cities, and we can stop this one too! Please send your message of protest today.

And then please make a donation to help us continue our efforts to help save animals around the world from cruelty and exploitation.

Please act now to save these dogs - make it the very next thing you do.

Thank you,

Fred
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Post by shanaya on September 12th 2009, 1:11 pm

That is just sick what they are planning to do!
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Post by baldwindeb on September 12th 2009, 2:08 pm

shanaya wrote:That is just sick what they are planning to do!
Yes it is.......
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Post by hottrod on September 12th 2009, 11:09 pm

What is there reason???
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Post by Mousessugar on September 13th 2009, 12:46 am

That's just horrible...
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Post by Doc on September 13th 2009, 1:01 am

I don't know, but this sounds like the kind of thing that would normally show up on snopes as a scam (it doesn't because I checked). We have to remember that most dogs in China are kept for food.
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Post by baldwindeb on September 13th 2009, 7:50 am

I think because there is an over population of animals.
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Got this e-mail today

Post by shanaya on September 23rd 2009, 1:38 pm

Dear Shawna,

Great news! Thanks to the immediate response of our supporters, the dog cull in Qinhuangdao has been averted.

The details are still coming in - but it's clear that the government in Qinhuangdao felt the pressure from IFAW supporters around the world. Public notices and government web site postings announcing the cull have been taken down.

If you ever wondered whether one person can make a difference - well, this is proof that they can! Every email, message, and dollar sent had a direct effect on averting a widespread, unnecessary and cruel slaughter.

We will be keeping a close eye on the area until we are convinced that no dogs will be harmed in the future. Many locals sent their pets away to friends and family in order to protect them, and we want to make sure Qinhuangdao remains a safe place for them to return.

You see, local government officials often resort to dog culls because China has no rabies prevention program or animal welfare legislation. A single case of rabies can create a panic - leading to calls for a mass dog slaughter at anytime.

That's why it's so important for IFAW to establish vaccination and sterilization programs within China to control overpopulation and disease - before more culls are called for.

Your donation is critical to developing these programs and ending dog culls once and for all.

I'm so proud of what we were able to achieve for these dogs. I want to thank all of our animal friends like you for helping to prevent such tragic and needless suffering, and for making today such a wonderful day for animals.

Sincerely,

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