SIGN: Stop the Brutal Dog Genocide in Hangzhou, China
Posted by Katie Valentine
PETITION TARGET: Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai
Dog in Hangzhou, China face a campaign of violence as authorities are capturing, beating and drowning any stray found on the streets.
The city’s new, unnecessary and harsh pet regulations limit dog-walking hours to between 7 AM and 7 PM, and dogs have been banned from public places, such as parks and markets. Additionally, 34 dog breeds are now listed as illegal to have within the city. So being the wrong breed is the equivalent of a death sentence. As soon as the campaign started, alarming footage of public security officers committing unspeakable acts of cruelty against dogs began to surface on Chinese social media.
Officers are reportedly entering peoples’ homes to check if their dogs are registered. Dog guardians who violate the new ordinances face excessive punishments such as heavy fines of up to 10,000 yuan ($1,440), family dogs taken away, and revocation of dog licenses.
Nobody, especially members of law enforcement, should be permitted to brutally assault and murder dogs — an act that would be an imprisonable crime in most countries.
Sign this petition urging the Chinese Ambassador to do everything in his power to end these senseless, government-sanctioned attacks against dogs in Hangzhou, and push for animal cruelty legislation to protect all animals in China.