Boycott China - By All Means!
The following stories are just a few small examples of the vicious and cowardly cruelty that is inflicted on animals in China on a daily basis (not inclusive of the horrendous cat & dog meat and fur trade).
There's NO way that these acts are justifiable, acceptable and forgiven - NO WAY.
China's Olympic Games are quickly approaching - violence inflicted on humans and animals it's an everyday reality that the chinese government and officials are trying, now more than ever, to hide from the international public eyes.
But my personal choice is that till i'll have a voice - i'll use it, and i will not stop to speak out against those terrible cruel actions.
The stories and the clips are hard to read and watch - but as the old saying goes "To close your eyes will not ease another's pain".
A security guard at Wenzhou University beats a helpless dog to death.
Direct Link to Clip 1
A security guard at Wenzhou University beats a helpless dog to death as students videotape from above. For those of you that can't bear to watch this clip yourself, here's what's in it. At the start of the clip, we see that the dog has already lost control of its hind legs and is trying its best to run away from its attacker on its two front legs. The guard comes up to the dog and after another two or three hits, the dog lies motionless on the road. But we imagine it's not dead just yet, it's just left there to die a slow painful death.
Another security guard on some Hebei university campus who smashes a brick at a dog.
Direct Link to Clip 2
This is how China treats its people - no surprise that there's no respect for animals when human beings are treated this way.
Direct Link to Clip 3
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- China's dogs & cats are boiled, stabbed, drowned, bludgeoned, strangled, poisoned, hanged, and electrocuted...experiencing unbearable pain as their legs are routinely broken while trussed up and hung in local markets for human consumption, or skinned alive and cast off like garbage, for the despicable fur trade.
- Dogs [both owned and stray] are relentlessly hunted down by 'police authorized' roving mobs and savagely beaten to death by the hundreds of thousands, in the name of 'rabies' control.
- Bears, suffer a lifetime of excruciating pain as they are surgically mutilated and milked each day for their gall bile. Their paws taken as delicacies for the Chinese restaurant trade or ground into powdered 'medicines'. The use of bear parts supplying the traditional Chinese medicine trade and exotic meat market is the major reason why bear species are declining around the world. Endangered species of bears are fast becoming extinct.
- Rhino, both Black & White, are butchered for their horns and are now highly endangered.
- Over 70-100 million sharks PER YEAR are 'finned' and their carcasses dumped into the sea, to accommodate Chinese' growing taste for shark fin soup.
- 20 million turtles are devoured in China EACH YEAR. Slaughtered alive & fully conscious; their heads are decapitated and crushed...even after a turtle's head is detached from its body, if not crushed properly, destroying the brain, it can survive up to ONE HOUR in agonizing torment. Two thirds of the world's turtles are now threatened with extinction.
- TONS of elephant tusks are carved into ivory trinkets--their feet hacked off for stools and coffee table legs.
- Animals are used as 'dried' ingredients in traditional Chinese medicines and killed in the billions--tiger parts, crocodile bile, deer musk, sea horses, lizards, sea cucumbers, powdered antlers, dog penis, pangolin (scaly anteaters), only to name a few on a seemingly unending list. ALL are considered no more than 'products' to be abused and murdered in the most monstrous ways possible, even if it means permanently wiping many of these species from the face of the planet in order to fulfill often frivolous, antiquated and selfish needs.
- China's role in the single, largest mass butchery of marine mammals on Earth, the annual Canadian seal slaughter, [which has taken over 1.25 million innocent lives in the last 3 years, alone], happens in part, so that dried seal penises can be turned into aphrodisiacs to "theoretically" increase the libidos of elderly men engaging in sex with Asian girls as young as 7 years old.
- Live domestic pets, as well as cows and chickens, are fed to lions and tigers for the "entertainment" of visitors at Chinese zoos. Zoo officials encourage guests to buy domestic animals on the premises, and feed them to the carnivores through special vending flaps fitted onto tourist buses...allowing individuals to throw chickens and other FULLY CONSCIOUS animals to the waiting predators.
- A Chinese chef describes how to cook pangolin [endangered scaly anteater] :
"We keep them alive in cages until the customer makes an order. Then we hammer them unconscious, cut their throats and drain the blood. It is a slow death. We then boil them to remove the scales...cut the meat into small pieces and use it to make braised meat and soup. Usually the customers take the blood home with them afterwards." [The blood is thought to have medicinal value.]
- Live monkey brains are considered a delicacy:
A "gourmet" can buy monkeys in the marketplace and send them to inns for cooking. The cooks first stuff the monkeys into tiny cages and force them to drink rice wine until they're intoxicated. They are then pulled from the cage and bound by their limbs (preventing movement.) Their skulls are hacked open with a sharp knife to reveal easily visible, pulsing blood vessels.The white brains are then scooped out and served as soon as possible; eaten when still warm with seasonings. Monkey brains become pungent if they are not fresh...if the skull was opened too long ago. Thus it is best to open the skull and eat at once, while brain cells are LIVING and blood vessels throbbing.
- It is not unusual in many areas of China, to see live deer in pens or crocodiles in tanks at restaurants. Buying and eating rare animals is a common way of SHOWING OFF. In southern China, rare meat is known as ye wei (wild taste), and people believe eating exotic animals can endow them with bravery, long life or sexual prowess. The Cantonese brag that they will eat ANYTHING that moves!
WHAT TO DO:
- Boycott China & the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
- Inform your family, friends and as much people as you can about China's cruelty against animals and people
- Contact your local Chinese Embassy and inform them on your choice to actively boycott China's economy by reducing or stopping all together the purchase of items that have been made in China. Below you'll find all the info & contact details where to address your protest:
Chinese Embassies Information & Contacts:
- More Chinese Contacts Info
- Sample Letter for Chinese Embassies
- Alternatives to Chinese Goods
- Boycott China.. End its Animal Terror!
- Campaign Against Cruelty To Animals
- Boycott China for Animal Cruelty
- Boycott China on the Olympics and their Products
- Boycott China's Olympics
- Boycott Corporate Sponsors of 2008 Olympics & Save Darfur
- Why Should We Boycott China (scroll down the page for petitions)
- Boycott Olympics
- China’s Shocking Dog and Cat Fur Trade : Peta's Campaign
- Animal Welfare Legislation in China
- Stop the Beijing Olympics Cat Massacre
- Trade Embargo on Chinas Fur Farm
LINKS & SOURCES:
- Related Articles @ Animal Voice
- Boycott China Action Page
- Paul McCartney calls to Boycott China for animal cruelty
- Boycott Made in China
- Message To China
- Olympic Watch - Human Rights in China and Beijing 2008
- China : What are You Gonna Do About It?
- No Beijing Olympics (very extensive clips database)
Gandhi once said:
"The moral progress of a nation can be judged by the way it treats its animals".
Hello China.... Anybody Out There?!?!