China Horror - Death Camp for Cats! Boycott all things Chinese.

Warning - the video is disturbing.

The 2008 summer Olympics are scheduled to begin on August 8, 2008 in Beijing, China. In preparation for this exciting event, the Chinese government is cleaning up the city for its moment in the spotlight as the host city for the Olympics. In addition to the usual preparations such as preparing event venues and repairing streets and buildings, they are also rounding up tens of thousands of helpless cats, cramming them into tiny cages, and sending them off to certain death. It’s the dirty little secret they hope the rest of the world doesn’t find out about.

The reason? Ignorance? Panic? Stupidity? Downright lack of any sense of decency or compassion? Take your pick. Because the Chinese government was concerned that stray cats in the streets of Beijing would make the city look bad during the Olympics, they recently advised citizens that cats may carry dangerous diseases that threaten the human population.

They weren’t specific about which diseases cats may be carrying and presented no evidence. A rumor that cats were somehow involved in the SARS outbreak in 2003 is totally unsubstantiated. In response, the Chinese people are in a panic (that seems to be their most common response to anything). In Beijing people are dumping their pet cats in the streets out of fear that the animals may be carrying disease. The government is then rounding them up and transporting them to death camps where they are left in cages to die. If the cats survive the trip, they eventually do become so weak that they do catch feline diseases and end up suffering even more until they eventually die of real disease or starvation. It’s a fate worse than euthanasia. The total lack of compassion of these people and inhumane treatment of these poor animals are completely sickening.

That’s right. The Chinese who most recently gave us poisonous toys for our children are now rounding up cats like garbage and cramming them into cages that are too small for them to stand up in, then shipping them away from the city of Beijing so that the city won’t be tainted by unsightly stray cats in the streets. Just last year, a similar campaign was waged against dogs in China. International outrage finally put a stop to that horrific practice.

There are animal welfare groups in China. But their power is extremely limited by the oppressive communist government. Anyone within China who might want to speak out against this practice is probably too afraid to say or do anything for fear of government retribution.

In one case, six stray cats were hanging around a company day care center. The fear of cats has grown so strong that two male teachers at the day care beat the cats to death with sticks.

It’s time to do something. Of course, we can all Boycott the Beijing Olympics. I think that goes without saying. I think it’s time to boycott China altogether. From Chinese checkers to eggrolls, I won’t be buying anything made in China any more.

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aidenofthetower 8 years ago

That is sad...China often does things that just aren't right. They don't want the city tainted with the cats, but in many ways doing this is a much bigger disgrace upon the city then if the city would have been full of stray cats come time for the olympics!


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sdorrian 8 years ago from Chicago Author

I agree Aiden. These practices are totally barbaric. This is the same country where baby girls are abandoned because the government only allows people to have one child and they prefer boys. It's absolutely shameful. Thanks for your comment.


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Raven King 8 years ago from Cabin Fever

Hi Sdorrian. It is horrible that China can be so cruel to animals. Now that they got rid of the cats they might have a rat population increase which is far worse. Animal cruelty and lack of respect for human life seem to be related. Did you hear about the heparin recall? Baxter and a German company had purchased raw materials (pig intestines) from China!

Thanks for this informative hub.


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sdorrian 8 years ago from Chicago Author

Hi Raven King. I never thought about the cat/rat component. That would make a great impression for the Olympics, wouldn't it? The streets crawling with rats. Maybe they are doing it in celebration of the year of the rat?!?!

Seriously, you are right - this is a country that has committed countless human rights violations so I guess we shouldn't be surprised by this kind of thing happening to animals.

I hadn't heard about the Heparin recall. Wow! China is on a roll.


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Susan Ng 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I feel for those cats, I love cats myself. :-(

But I think the problem in China stems from ignorance. They are continuing to do what their forefathers did centuries ago, because they don't know how to do things any other way. Education is the key to unlocking this problem. A massive education campaign would be far more effective in changing their "uncivilized" ways than a boycott of all things Chinese, I think. Just my opinion. :-)

And I agree that ignorance excuses no one. But I also think that this is not an excuse to NOT educate people. :-)


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sdorrian 8 years ago from Chicago Author

Thanks, Susan. I agree with you, these practices continue due to ignorance. Unfortunately, education isn't possible due to the oppressive Communist gpvernment in China. It's in the government's best interest to keep the people ignorant. That's why a boycott is a more effective solution in this case.


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Susan Ng 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I heard about the Communist government in China blocking information in and out of the country. Is it really true they can't even access the internet? The joke is "The Great Firewall of China". :-o


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Angela Harris 8 years ago from Around the USA

This is disgusting and appalling. I am boycotting the Chinese Olympics for many reasons, this being added to the list. Thanks for letting this be known to the public.


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NocturNalis78 7 years ago from Baguio City, Philippines

This truly makes me want to vomit. Thank you so much for this information, I had no idea how sick and twisted the Chinese government really is. I am going to do more research into this and spread it like the plague. I agree with boycotting China altogether but unfortunately I now live in the Philippines and cheap piece-of-shit Chinese products are everywhere. Of course the reason behind this is that almost everyone here is poor and Chinese products are a very viable option. Don't forget in addition to their animal crealty and dangerous toys, their powdered milk products have finally (as of late 08) were taken off of all store shelves and out of the street markets here for containing toxic amounts of melamine, which has resulted in thousands upon thousands of serious infant illnesses and even deaths. Perhaps a widescale ban could do the trick, forcing them to change their ways.


jo 7 years ago

im gonna kill thos guys poor cats :'( i lo ve all animals and cats i have two cats and dogs and horses and a few animals more why to thos peole that dont they have feelings, dont they now that animals have feelings and love.....??

why :(


angie 7 years ago

no one can kill anyone what they do is normal as for us is it horrible life is not as nice as people dream about it. the way they treat animals is like a lion not eating its stupid strange and horrible all we can do is say word and express our feeling but there will alway be animal cruelty some where in the world so while you think of horror also think of how much you should treet your pet in love and in care no one will take them let make sure that it does not come over here....

Angie Rodriguez 14 year old


stefano 5 years ago

Anyone loving dogs? have a look on this website:

http://www.saintbernard.biz/cinofag.html

(it is in italian)

Dogs in China and other Asian countries are belived to gain aphrodisac properties, after suffering long time before to be killed. This is briefely what happen to them:

The dog is dragged out of the cage where he was held captive for days. It has a rope around his neck, which holds more and more to avoid any possible defense. He is a metal bar into his mouth, connected to a generator. For a whole hour the body of the dog being tortured with electric shocks and burned with a blowtorch that burns the hair. Then, still alive, according to local customs will be skinned, cooked and eaten.


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SamboRambo 5 years ago from Salt Lake City, Utah

Wow! Thanks for the eye-opener!


hawkstar 4 years ago

these people are stupid idiots!!!! i can't believe that no one put an and to this!!!! they don't deserve anything higher than dirt!! i would give a lot to be able to kill anyone who had anything to do with that! god gave the animals into our care and look what they do with that gift! animals of all kinds are supposed to be loved and taken care of! the Chinese government should be sued for this!! this was an evil thing that they did and i hope to put an end to it if no one else will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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