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Boycott China For Crimes Against Animals

Updated on May 22, 2012

Here's why and how to Boycott China for the way it treats animals

From the dog culling, brutal bear farms collecting bile, the cat and dog fur trade, dog meat industry, to exterminating cats for the 2008 Olympics, China is committing barbaric and sadistic acts against animals in their country.

Although you've no doubt heard about their human rights abuses, these crimes against animals may be new to you.

This site will focus on these atrocious and totally incomprehensible abuses against animals. Please read all of this information so you can make an informed decision to join in boycotting China -- all products, services and yes, even the 2008 Olympics.

We, the people of the world, need to let the Chinese government know that we will not look the other way and allow them to line their pockets through the torture, mutilation and extermination of the animals in their country.

Mahatma Gandhi Quote

"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be determined by the ways it treats it's animals."

Mahatma Gandhi

How And Why I Got Involved

I love animals, especially bears, dogs and cats (both big cats and domestics). In fact 2 of my nicknames are Bearmeister and Cat Woman. I've fostered cats and kittens since 1999 and have been working to save feral cats. The picture here is of my petting Tara, a former feral cat, who joined my family.

While doing daily research on animals over the past couple of years, I began to see news articles about the inhumane acts being done to animals in China.

I was appalled. I don't look at most of the videos showing the abuse because it tears my heart out. However, I make myself watch one every once in a while -- usually I don't get all the way through -- just to remind myself why these animals need my help.

Seeing IS believing. My head may want to forget what I've seen, but my heart won't let me. Watching a video once in a while keeps my determination strong.

I also keep the following quote on taped to my computer monitor as yet another reminded that 1 person can make a difference. I hope you join me.

I wondered why somebody didn't do something; then I realized I was somebody! - unknown

Millions cats and dogs are killed annually for China's FUR TRADE

News Articles About China's Dog and Cat Fur Trade

Some of the articles have lead the way to organizations, and people like you and me, calling for an end to this barbaric practice.

Petitions To End This Abuse Of Cats And Dogs

These are petitions that need our signatures

1. End China's animal terror:

Stop China's Animal Terror

2. Stop China from the continuing slaughter of cats & dogs:

Stop China's Killing Cats & Dogs

3. Fight for animal abuse laws in China: Change Animal Laws In China

4. Stop the cats being skinned alive! Stop the cutting

5. Help end the Bloody Fur Trade: Help end the Bloody Fur Trade

Videos Of Chinese Treatment Of Cats And Dogs

Cat and Dog FUR Trade In Asia

Dog And Cat FUR Trade Background

Cats and dogs killed for fur

Yes, in China cats and dogs are raised, skinned for their fur. This is the largest and without doubt the most cruel fur trade in the world. Although China has animal welfare laws that protect cats and dogs in the home and (some) wildlife in the wild, the laws do not cover (protect) animals in the fur trade. That means they can do anything to these animals that they want (and they do) without fear of being charged.

8 years ago, the Humane Society of the US sent an undercover investigator into China to determine how extensive the production and sale of cat and dog fur was. What was found was stomach-wrenching - a staggering 2 million cats and dogs were raised under cruel conditions and then skinned alive, strangled or stabbed solely for their furs and skins.

There are now officially 247 BEAR FARMS across China, housing an estimated total of 7,002 BEARS.

Bear Farms

Asatic Black Bears and Sloth Bears

One of the most barbaric treatments of Asiatic Black Bears happen in China. Bears are either out-right killed for their gallbladders and other parts, which are used in traditional Asian medicines, or possibly an even worse fate, the bear is put in a Bear Farm and their bile extracted.

Bear bile is used in traditional Chinese medicine. During the 1980s, North Korea developed the inhumane method of bile tapping from Asiatic Black Bears through catheters. China quickly followed.

By the early 1990s the number of captive bears hit 10,000 in 480 bear farms! Bear bile prices had rocketed but with the advent of synthetic bear bile and greater awareness of this barbaric and inhumane method of harvesting, the price has plunged.

AAF founder Jill Robinson visits China

In 1993 Jill Robinson visited China's Sichuan province and found bears incarcerated in tiny cages in bear bile farms. The bears had been there since they were cubs. Here's what she found:

1. Due to surgically implanted catheters, the bears were lying stomach down in cages -- barely high enough for them to raise their heads.

2. The bears spent their waking hours biting the iron grills or banging their heads against them.

3. Bile being extracted twice a day, 50 milliliters each time.

Jill told Reuters in an interview,

"It's a lifetime of confinement and pain, one had lived like that for 21 years."

Bear on farm caged for 20 years

For more info and pictues, click Animals Asia

Help Us Stop Bear Farming

There are Chinese "Bear Farms" where every day thousands of physically mutilated bears are milked for their bile. Bile is an ingredient used in traditional Chinese medicine.

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) states...

"During bile milking; the bears show signs of severe distress. Moaning and banging of heads against the cage is common, while some bears were seen to chew their own paws".

"Between the ages of five and ten, bears may stop producing bile. They are then put in another cage, where they wait, either until death comes through sickness or starvation, or they are killed for their paws and gall bladders".

Please add your voice against this barbaric and inhuman act in support of a petition to end this horrendous practice. You can sign the petition at ...

Stop Bear Farming Petition

Demand for bear parts is soaring even though accepted alternatives exist in traditional medicines.

June 2009 - China killing dogs again - Please sign petition to stop the killing

June 2009—A shocking dog massacre is happening in Hanzhong, Shaanxi Province, China. More than 20,000 dogs—many of whom were registered and vaccinated household pets—have reportedly died a brutal death due to government orders.

54,429 DOGS brutally killed In 2006

2006 Dog Culling

The Reason For Killing Dogs In China

In 2006, there were 2,651 deaths in humans caused by rabies. Dogs were blamed. On November 7, 2006, the Chinese government called for a nation-wide culling (killing) of all dogs except military and police dogs.

54,429 dogs were brutally slain on the streets -- whether or not they had been inoculated against rabies already. Over 4,000 dogs, who had already been inoculate and could not have caught nor transmitted the disease were killed anyway.

The world and the Chinese people were shocked and protest, petitions and in China the people took to the street protesting the killing of innocent dogs.

For a 4 minute recap of the events that transpired, please watch the following short video.

Video Of The 2006 Killing Of Dogs - New Video As Of June 12, 2008

If you only watch 1 video, watch this one. It tells the whole story of the 2006 dog slaughter and gives us some hope.

Those of us who signed petitions, wrote letters, made calls, or protested, did make a difference. More change is needed, but his video proves that our voices, when united, can make a difference -- EVEN IN CHINA. The video says it is 7:45 minutes long, but it's actually only 4:45 minutes)

2006 - A BLOODY Year Of The Dog

2006 - A BLOODY Year Of The Dog
2006 - A BLOODY Year Of The Dog

Chinese People Protesting Dog Cull

Chinese People Protesting Dog Cull
Chinese People Protesting Dog Cull

Results After Protests And Petitions From Around The World

As the video above stated, after petitions from around the world and protests at home, the Chinese government made minor concessions. The protests and petitions continue.

CATS are being exterminated (killed) for the 2008 Olympics.

2008 Cats Being KILLED For The Olympics

The Chinese government (I use that term loosely, as it implies civilized people) are capturing and killing all cats found. But, no, not just killing them, but putting them into Death Camps where the cats receive no food, no water, no nothing -- they are simply left to die.

Why are they doing that you might ask. Because they want to clean up the Capital before the Olympic Games! To that end -- to kill the most cats -- the government has issued a warning that cats carry terrible diseases and may have contributed to the SARS outbreak in 2003! They have people so paranoid that owners are turning their cats lose to be captured by special collection teams.

Below is a picture of one of the collection teams working. Be warned, it is appalling. I normally would not show any type of picture like this. But, it shows the way the Chinese are doing their so called clean-up or what I'd call a cleansing.

Video Of Cat Extermination For The 2008 Olympics

Boycott The 2008 Olympics In China

What You Can Do

Do NOT participate in the 2008 Olympics in any way.

1. Do NOT read about the games in newspapers.

2. Do NOT read about them on the Internet.

3. Do NOT watch them on TV.

4. Do NOT listen to Olympic news on the radio.

5. Do NOT go to China for the Olympics.

6. Do NOT buy anything made in China.

7. Do NOT participate as an athlete.

Do NOT make any monetary contribution to China what-so-ever.

More Things YOU Can Do To Protest These Crimes

Albert Einstein quote

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

Sign The Boycott China Petition

Please boycott China AND sign the petition at: Boycott China

Show them that we care about the animals around the world, including China's animals. That what they do to animals will affect their profits!

Contact The Chinese Embassy

You can contact the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC and the one closest to you. Tell protesting the way they treat animals. Let them know if you are boycotting Chinese products and travel.

Chinese Embassy

2201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.,

Washington D.C. 20007

Tel: (202) 338-6688, (202) 588-9760

Fax: (202) 588-9760

To find the Chinese Consulate nearest to you, click Chinese Consulates (www.visarite.com/chnConsulate.htm).

If not you, who?

If not now, when?

Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation & The No Kill Revolution in America - A must read book about the No kill Revolution

Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America
Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America

This book tells about the No Kill movement in moving and logical detail. It includes facts, figures and real-life examples. Nathan Winograd is an excellent writer and animal lover. This book is absolutely excellent and, in my opinion, a must read for all animal lovers.

 

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      Frankie Kangas 4 years ago from California

      @vineliner57: Agreed. China also blamed dogs for the cases of rabies in humans and an article I just read this week said they have discovered that they did not get rabies from the "live" dogs. Instead, they got rabies from eating dogs that were killed and processed in some gross manner. Serves them right in my book. They should have the same fate as the cats and dogs they skin while still alive or the "live" monkeys they serve in restaurants where the diner literally eats the monkeys' brains out of their head -- with the monkey still alive. OMG how barbaric can a group of people be?!

      Thank you for visiting the site and reading it. Bear hugs, Frankie

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      Hal Gall 4 years ago from Bloomington, IN

      Blaming SARS on cats is quite ridiculous.

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      Helene-Malmsio 4 years ago

      China has one of the worlds most disgusting track records for animal cruelty and abuse (and that's really saying something, when you consider Spain and a few other prime candidates) especially with the unspeakable 'cleansing' for the Olympics!

      I campaigned and ranted and raved to anyone who would (or even wouldn't) listen, to boycott anything to do with the Olympics at the time. And I made a lifetime commitment to 100% boycott anything and everything Chinese from that day on. I read every label of every grocery item at the supermarket to make sure I buy nothing made in China or even made from products imported from China.

      Its bad enough that they kill their own animals, they also think its alright to spike their ingredients so that they become toxic when used for manufacture of products (in USA for instance) of petfoods ... they managed to kill 4,000+ US pets with their profit mongering polluting of ingredients.

      I won't have anything to do with their products or the country.

      China just beggars belief and I don't want anything to do with it of its 'culture' that justifies the treatment of its animals or its people.

      Keep up the great work with this lens, I'm off to sign the petitions above.

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      @anonymous: Agreed. Without awareness, nothing gets questioned nor corrected. Thanks for visiting! Bear hugs, Frankster

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How horrible! Awareness is power.

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      @limited279: Definitely. That would be a great lens. If you create one, let me know and I'll visit it and cross post on this one. We in the US have a way to go in lots of areas but we are definitely making strides and we are pushing every minute to get changes through for animals, environment, people, etc. Thanks for visiting. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      limited279 5 years ago

      Could also get China on the hook for environmental crimes! Great lens on such an important topic. I try buy local always, and NEVER from china!

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      pheonix76 5 years ago from WNY

      PS: it is also important to remember that animal cruelty is not exclusive to countries outside the US. Factory farming, lab animals, and puppy mills are prime examples of animal cruelty right in our backyard.

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      pheonix76 5 years ago from WNY

      This is a really difficult lens to read. Hearing about the monstrosities and boundless cruelty to animals that is taking place not only in China, but around the world, is heart-wrenching. How can humans treat such innocent creatures like this? Thanks for spreading the word -- we can only stop this through protest and awareness.

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      themeanviolets 5 years ago

      Great cause. I appreciate this lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great lens!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      This kind of thing is hard for me to read,but it is necessary sometimes. I am going to link out to this lens from my lens against puppy mills - this is another important way to spread humane activism. Facebook liked as well. Oh! and I want to emphasize that you should absolutely never buy a pet product made in China, they do not have the safety provisions that we do in this country.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Amazing job on this lens - I definitely need to pass this on to some animal-loving friends of mine. Blessed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We as Americans rail against other nations -- rightly so -- for their treatment of animals. Some Asian countries use dogs and cats as a food source -- some actually torture the animals because they believe increased adrenalin makes the meat tenderer. I've seen video of cats skinned and cooked while still alive, in Korea. One scene made me weep openly; seeing a cat still moving after skinning and cooking. Just as I was almost compelled to hate Asians for their barbaric cruelty, I remember reading about how Black Africans were packed into the putrid holes of slave ships like sardines, in the slavery trade where many died from sickness and disease. Those who survived were forcibly separated from other family members, placed in neck shackles and sold as chattle. They were beaten and tortured mercilesstly, at times for no reason because they were not considered human or had feelings. I used to live not far from a packing house in Detroit where pigs were slaughtered. Often I would hear the screams of these animals being killed -- don't tell me they didn't suffer pain and anxiety. No thanks to the "sport" of dog fighting, breeders selectively bred dogs for their ferocity, thereby making nearly all pit-bull terrier offspring potentially dangerous. Until humans recognize the tragety of senseless cruelty against our fellow creatures and other humans, we pass on a hideous legacy to posterity that will end all life eventually

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      @anonymous: I do practice what I preach. Just because this lens is on China does not mean they are the only country where I am fighting for animals. I fight for animals in the US all of the time and we are winning a lot of battles. Factory farms and slaughter houses in the US are getting the message and are changing. Slower than some would like, but never-the-less, changing for the good. BTW, notice that in this lens, it shows protests by Chinese people who also think the atrocities in China should stop.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Take the beam out of your own eye before you point out the splinter in another's eye. The US is also guilty of heinous treatment of animals. Walk into a factory farm or slaughterhouse to see for yourself. Practice what you preach. Nice lens by the way ;D

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Excellent exposition of China's mistreatment (for want of a btter word) of animals and suggestions for action. Angel Blessed.

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      @anonymous: Killing for food is one thing. Torturing animals before killing them is another. And torturing and killing cats and dogs as they did for the Olympics -- not for consumption -- is just plain wrong. Nothing gets changed anywhere unless a light is shinned on it. This is how people find out about the issues and do something about it. Notice that many of the photos here show Chinese citizens fighting to stop this senseless torturing and killing of animals. We Americans aren't fully evolved here yet and I work to help do that as well but China and some other countries have further to go. I'm sure they will get there but just saying it's their cultural mindset is what people could have said about us and slavery, abortion, child labor, women's right to vote, etc. etc. And, petitions did get the Chinese government to stop the torturous killing of dogs on the streets and the Dog Eating Carnival BECAUSE of the protests through petitions of people like us around the world.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      There is not a person on this planet that loves all animals, especially dogs and cats, anymore than I do. However, the US cannot impose restrictions on other countries and their threatment and consumption of these animals within their borders. Just as Americans consider dogs and cats not only as companions but also family members, Asians consider them a cultural food source. Americans think of this as barbaric but, in certain regions of Indonesia, cows are sacred, roam free in the streets and allowed more protections than people -- certainly not to be slaughtered and consumed as food. We as Americans can only hope to change the cultural mindset of others through peaceful means and seekout mistreatment and abuse of animals in our own country

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a very important highlight on the issue! Such shame that these atrocious acts are allowed to continue.

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very important topic. going to share this page in all of my social networking sites. appreciate your good work. blessed

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      Heather Burns 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Alarming and so important. Stellar as usual from you. Awesome of you to advocate for these poor animals. I cry to think of what China and others allow.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I've heard of all of this. The worst part is, China doesn't give a rat's behind what we think, or how much we petition, they will continue to do their "dirty work." I am heartbroken over this mistreatment of these beautiful animals, and I try to do everything I can for the animals here. This lens is blessed! and thank you for sharing this story...hopefully the U.S. could bring sanctions to bear on China, but I truly doubt it since we owe them so much money.

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      homerepellent 5 years ago

      It is truly sad how a few black sheep are able to tarnish the reputation of an emerging economy look set to take its place as one of the powerhouse of the world. While I do agree that such animal cruelty are not pleasant, should not be condone or allowed to continue, we must not overlook the positive impact that China has contributed to the world. Do not mistake my objectivity as turning a blind eye to such acts, I appreciate that you are bringing all these activities to light. Perhaps you may wish to engage organizations who are truly able to help you in your quest to abolish such cruelty. Keep up the good work. The world needs more transparency and activists. Thank you.

      Cheers,

      Homerepellent

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      @Helixator: Yes, and I boycott those companies and their products too. Abuse is bad no matter where it is. Just because this is about China doesn't mean that I don't fight animal abuse in other places and yes even in the US. It has to be boycotted no matter where it is; who is doing it.

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      Helixator 5 years ago

      Thanks for this. I hate cruelty to animals. Last night was watching Discovery Channel and there was a show where men caught alligators with iron hooks baited with chicken the crocodiles swallowed the hooks which lodged in the alligator stomachs then the men came pulled them in to the boat by the hook embedded in the living animals stomach ( literally hauled in my their entrails) then shot them. Also in the same country tens of millions of chickens are kept in cramped cages piled up on each other, with their beaks chopped off under artificial lights to produce eggs. The males simply killed at birth). Similar cruel treatment is meted out to animals like pigs, deer, cows and so on. That country is America, so please let snot be hypocritical, animal cruelty is bad where ever it come from so lets boycott America too!

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      @anonymous: Hello lol. lol

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Did you know cows only eat grass? I'm sure you did, so technically speaking cows are more peaceful then dogs, because they really are. Then of course people will say dogs are our friends and pets and they are cute. Ok how about this, lets kill all the useless and ugly people in this world. Sounds about right? Unless your a vegetarian you really don't have a legitimate argument on this topic.

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      elyria 5 years ago

      Wow, this is just unbelievable yet so very real and happening right this moment. I am glad you are bringing awareness on this important issue.

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      I was so unaware. It just sickens me learn what is really happening to animals. This is going to stay with me and be on my mind and heart. Now to figure out next steps.

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      Frankie Kangas 6 years ago from California

      @theOpenMind: I agree. However, I read animallover2011's comment to be directed NOT at Asians but directed only at those people who abuse, mutilate and kill animals.

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      theOpenMind 6 years ago

      @animallover2011: Insulting Asians won't solve the problem.

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      theOpenMind 6 years ago

      I am deeply touched by this article. The things these people do are inhumane and I'm happy to see somebody's got the heart to try to stop it! I'll be sure to donate.

      Thanks a million for this excellent lens.

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      Frankie Kangas 6 years ago from California

      @anonymous: OMG. I still get sick when I hear these things.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I was searching for a stuffed rabbit toy. When I saw this site called Chinasmack.com. They had a video of people skinning a Golden Retriever. It literally made me vomit. Ban China, I am, 100% with you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow the numbers are staggering. Great lens bringing awareness to a serious problem. Blessed by an Angel.

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      animallover2011 6 years ago

      I am appalled & revolted by the way these so called "humans" treat these beautiful loving creatures. I will not buy anything from or contribute to these countries in any way until they completely ban these barbaric practices....these people must have no soul......

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      kwhiting644 lm 6 years ago

      sad but true. thanks.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      this is really awe full reality.Not good!

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      Frankie Kangas 6 years ago from California

      @anonymous: Thanks for your comments. Even if the Chinese have a different food chain, there is no excuse for torturing food animals. Also most of the horrible abuse of animals is NOT for food - for example cats which are sold for fur.

      I too don't condone rascist remarks. On this lens, I've tried to report on the acts of some of the people and government in China. You'll note that I have photos and videos of many Chinese people struggling to save animals and are as opposed to the torture and abuse of animals as I am.

      It is very difficult to not buy products from china as you said, but doing so as much as possible or even doing without that luxury item helps.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I do not agree with the way the animals are treated so badly. There's no excuse to treat animals this way.

      Then again I guess their foodchain is simply more than just the UK's chicken, lamb, beef, pork, fish, turkey, horse, rabbit, deer & duck?

      I am also saddened to see and hear so many rascist remarks from other people and websites, when we talk about educating people, it seems that they themselves also need to be educated as well.

      Because the people on the videos and the subject material is from China, does not mean that all Chinese people are like this. Please focus your attention to only the people who are making this happen and not the whole race.

      For example it is like saying, " Oh I hate all Canadians because they club seals" or "I hate all Americans because they kill and eat cows" - which I am sure you agree, this statement is simply not true.

      If you want to help please do, but do so in a positive way.

      You could perhaps try here first, http://www.peta.org.uk/

      As far as not buying any products from China, good luck with that one!

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      Quirina 6 years ago

      Great, sad lens. I actually do try to boycott all products from China, only so far not specifically because of their attitude towards animals, but because of many other issues. But here's another to add to my list. I must say, though, that it is difficult to buy no stuff at all from China, specifically when it comes to electronics. But for others, it is much easier, eg clothes.

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      simply-creative-services 6 years ago

      This is disgusting to watch. How can people do this to PETS and other animals they don't need to eat this. I so wish i could go over there and help so bad and help get cats dogs out of this disturbing crap country. I will never buy anything from chins or Asia again

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      Frankie Kangas 6 years ago from California

      @sheriangell: Thank you!

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      Frankie Kangas 6 years ago from California

      @nineth-writer: I have not heard that the Chinese eat human. I sincerely hope it is not true.

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Blessed by a Culture & Society Squid Angel today!

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      nineth-writer 6 years ago

      I saw in photo that chinese people also eat human. it is frightened

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      Manikandan123 6 years ago

      Animal cruelty is unnecessary. All the nutrients you need can be obtained from nuts, fruits and vegetables.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @fireblazzer: I felt the SAME way as you about 2 weeks ago - I have always been so compassionate about anmals, but at the same time ashamed of myself for eating meat. BUT there is hope, if you just try, you can do it. Go to www.meat.org - this could serve as some inspiration... It is graphic, but it sheds the light on where your delicious meat REALLY comes from. Stay strong! I've been without meat for about 13 days, and every time I have the chance to eat meat and I resist, I get a little more confident and feel so much better.

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      fireblazzer 6 years ago

      i Hate all the abuse of animals going on.... the problem is.. i eat meat..... hurting animals for no good reason is never acceptable......

      i wish i could go vegitrain,, so less animals could be killed for food, but that's just too much for me to take... i don't know what to do

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      How sad it makes me sick thinking about any type of animal cruelty, poor things

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is absolutely horrific. We should be pressuring our own governments to put pressure in turn on the Beijing regime to stop these appalling practices. Even better, we should cancel or suspend all trade with China until we see changes in their behavior regarding their treatment of people and animals.

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      trezpazz 6 years ago

      Beautifully Organised.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I did not know about the inhumane treatment of animals in China. I watched the fur video and it was awful! Thanks for showing this important information; people need to know about it so it can someday be changed.

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I had only a slight idea of China's treatment of animals. Shame!

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      Frankie Kangas 6 years ago from California

      @anonymous: I was. I was also saddened by Clinton's giving China "most favored nation." Thank you for visiting and spread the news because I think the only way China, or any nation, will change is if they are impacted financially. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You had to be in tears creating this, what a labor of love. I could not watch the videos. One of the saddest days was when Bill Clinton declared China to have "most favored nation" status and now they hold a lot of our debt. They don't seem to care about either people or animals and conditions are awful for both.

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      This is a real eye-opener and I agree with the statement that a country that doesn't care about it's people surely won't change policies on animals. You have done a great job of bringing these atrocious animal cruelty issues to light. Blessed by an Angel ;)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very interesting lens and viewpoint. My take is that if you dry up the demand for the product, then you will dry up the practice that is so terrible.

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      spritequeen lm 6 years ago

      Sad, disgusting, unimaginable stuff! :-(

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      redflea13 lm 6 years ago

      The Chinese gov't. won't even change the way it treats people and human rights. There's no way it will do so for animals unless the gov't itself changes.

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      pylemountain1 6 years ago

      Wow! I had never heard of this stuff before I read your lens. Thanks for getting the word out about this and I'll need to look into it further.

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      Frankie Kangas 7 years ago from California

      @hoper-corleone: Four things:

      1. Poverty and torturing animals do not go together hand-in-hand. There are many poverty-stricken people in the world that do not torture animals.

      2. Even if the animals are used for food, the animals can be killed mercifully not as the Chinese do by skinning dogs alive or slamming cats into the road.

      3. Some Chinese people (even the poverty stricken) are against this torturing and killing of dogs and cats as you can see by the photos of them picketing above.

      4. Many of the abuses and killing of animals in China is done by the government. Their language is money. Boycotting can work; bad press works as well.

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      hoper-corleone 7 years ago

      Go ahead and shout out loud that Chinese people are brutal and animal torturers. However, being here in China for these few months have made me realise that poverty here drives people to do anything for money. Pretty much anything here requires a fee and no amount of savings is able to cull the need for survival. What forced them to resort to such 'hideous actions' in killing animals for money? Survival. The reason why Chinese are willing to work in sweat shops is simply because they have no means of survival. To live in a place with no water, no medical care, no proper educational system, no proper administrative and policing system, local chinese have no chance at all to have the luxury of keeping pets. It's not that Chinese are without humanity, circumstances made them to be as depicted. When there's a demand, there will always be a supply. Before you say boycott China, end poverty in China. Then you'll have a better chance at stopping these killings.

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      Artemus-Gordon 7 years ago

      China is one of the most polluting and destructive countries out there right now. Between what they do to animals, the things they are putting into products, and the einviromental damage they are doing to make more coal power plants. We need to stop them but it is hard if you try to avoid things made in China. I tried last Christmas and it was tough.

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      Oosquid 7 years ago

      Thank you for making this lens and throwing a light on so many animal abuse issues.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens, because it is a great topic. However. like most things only when humans are in danger will changes be made. After all we are the most important thing on this plant, unfortunately to animals we are a blight.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I can't stop crying about this, is anything really being done to stop it?

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      lovebrownchimp 7 years ago

      I hought I was pretty well up on animal rights issues but did not know some of this. I have seen film of animals being skinned alive. Keep up the good work.

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      prerna99 8 years ago

      [in reply to StephanieB-Writer] I absolutely agree with you stephanie. We don't need Olyumpics at all.. not as any form of entertainment or amusement whatsoever. I have read articles on the most gruesome things done to animals in China and trust me I would have never believed that such things exist ..had I not seen it with my own eyes. From cruel dishes to skinning animals for fur, Chinese have left no stone unturned in proving that they are worst than hannibals. What appalls me is that there is zero human conscience in these people...No wonder Chinese are drowning in floods and getting killed by nature who probably can't be a spectator to their deeds any more

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      Angelina 8 years ago from California

      A great job on a very important topic. It's heart breaking to read yet awareness is key to helping save all these wonderful voiceless creatures. Thank you for all that you do.

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      RobertdeVos 8 years ago

      Another excellent and informative lens which will give me information to back up our protest in Cape Town on 29th August.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What should I do or say to the President of China had to listen to the world who told him that enough is enough! It has increased despite its being in tune because the world has its eyes riveted on his country by the lack of rights of humans and animals!

      Chilchit / Canada

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      Sensenmann 8 years ago

      You forgot about the Live feeding of animals, involving such things as lambs being fed to lions for public entertainment.

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      StephanieB-Writer 8 years ago

      I did not support the Olympics in any way and I feel it is wrong of the US government to look over the injustices China inflicts on people and animals alike as well as other suspicious activities such of buying up land on multiple continents in order to borrow money. It is up to us with the freedom of speech to speak up for those with out it.

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      KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

      Excellent job... I did not watch the Olympics or support them in any way. I'm featuring this lens on my Squid Angel Diary this week.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      no kill

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      STOP THE TORTURE AGAINST CATS AND DOGS IN CHINA NOW.

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      NatureMaven 8 years ago

      I had no idea about any of this. IMO, anyone in China who has the guts to protest against anything is very brave indeed.

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      Linda Jo Martin 8 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I'm against the torture and killing of dogs, cats, and bears... but what about chickens and cows and other "food animals" here in the USA? I'm vegetarian so I'm doing my part to eliminate animal torture.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      state socialism is a huge failure. in practice it's no more humane than nazism .the chinese people deserves both democracy and leadership that inspires humanity, not the brutal corrupt dictatorship we see with absolute ,centralized power.

      STOP BUYING CHINESE CRAP!-that's the fastest way to bring down their government ,-the soviet empire fell because russia went bankrupt-

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love animals wery much.please don't kill them.they have been life.

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      Frankie Kangas 8 years ago from California

      [in reply to elena bottici-slosmanis] I understand your reaction. But please be aware that there are people in China who are against this torture and killing of animals. Some of the photos I show here confirm that. There are far fewer than in other countries, but not all Chinese can be lumped together. I believe that economic sanctions and shaming the government for not outlawing and punishing these practices is the only recourse we have. Those and educating the Chinese people - which is hard with the government's control of education and the Internet.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I can not believe that this nation is allowed to massacre animal this way. Its horrible, If i think that i share the same planet we all live in with people that can do this sort of thing i don't want to be human.

      Stop stop it now! I hate you stupid Chinese people I hate you. I wish one day you be punished for this horrible horrible act!.

      I wish China was wiped out from the face of the Universe. There should be a law against this! You are murders !

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      Frankie Kangas 8 years ago from California

      [in reply to Stephanie Humphries] Stephanie, thanks for your note. It is very difficult to determine the exact number of cats and dogs killed. I've researched and found numbers ranging from 2 million to 40 million and now your 80 million. It seems depend upon if it is just China's numbers or includes the Philippines; whether dogs and cats killed for meat is added, etc. Needless to say, it is a horrific number. I've changed mine to read millions instead of 2 million. Again thank you for taking the time to leave your note.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Some of your information is incorrect. It isn't 2Million, it is 80Million....

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      Karicor 8 years ago

      I have seen videos that will haunt me forever. Even if I would live in a society that believes that animals have no soul, as a living being how can I assume they have no feelings either? I lived in Asia for a while and frequently came across a total indifference towards animals. When I saw it in children I tried to talk to them and teach them that animals feel pain and that they shouldn't be cruel. But I usually earned blank stares or giggles, like I made a joke. Compassion for animals is not taught in school or by role models. Unless economic sanctions against the government lead to a revised education I fear that it will be very hard to bring about a permanent change in societies where animals are abused, for economic benefit or any other reason.

      Thanks for making this lens, Frankie. SquidAngel blessings for raising awareness.

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      Mayflowerblood 8 years ago

      Lens rolled this to my cat abuse lens. Excellent lens!

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      enslavedbyfaeries 8 years ago

      I'm so sorry we live in such a cruel world that we actually have to remind people that animals have feelings and deserve to live without being tortured beyond comprehension by humans. I applaud your sincere efforts to make people aware of the disgusting behavior. It is hard to look at, but if we look away we will never change the fate of these animals or others that will have to endure a life of misery. China disgusts me!!

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Passing this along to a few people. Excellent work on this issue!

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      CherylStoney 8 years ago

      Thank you for getting this info out in the public eye. It is so very sad and barbaric what is happening to animals in China. I am boycotting all products made in China and did not watch or listen to any news or stories about the Olympics.

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      KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

      Thank you for speaking out, Frankie. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      RinchenChodron 8 years ago

      I love your Gandhi quote and so would HHDL. The Chinese treat Tibetan people badly as well. See my lens on thehistory of the Tibet / China conflicts. I'm lensrolling this lens there. Great site *****

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Dear friend,

      I have a petition going against china for their crimes against animals and have collected about 500 signatures. The only problem is I don't know WHERE to send it!! Please help me, as I want to send it with urgency. The targets are President Hu Jintao, china ambassador in the USA Zhou Wenzhong and as many chinese embassies as possible.

      PLEASE HELP ASAP!

      Thanks.

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      CherylStoney 9 years ago

      This information makes me SICK! I will be boycotting everything China from now on - including the Olympics!

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      Karendelac 9 years ago

      The criminality and cruelty to animals in China is hard to stomach.

      I am sending you more images on this subject.

      Only those with high confront can even look at this.

      Kudos to you Frankie.

      Lensrolled and favorited.

      Karen

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      Janet1 9 years ago

      I had no idea of some of these crimes against animals. I love cats and I did as you suggested and watched 1 video and saw the killing of a cat for fur (I stopped the video almost immediately.) I can't get those images out of my mind. However, I am glad I did watch as it has strengthened my resolve to boycott and to do whatever I can to stop animal abuse and killing. Thanks for opening my eyes. Janet