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.