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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site
In May 2014, the international community was horrified when municipal officers in Beijing beat a small dog to death in front of his horrified owner. His owner's offense? Failing to produce the proper registration papers for the rescued stray.

The officers, known as chengguan, regularly make headlines for their unnecessary use of violent force. According to a Time magazine report, beatings by chengguan officers have become so commonplace that in Chinese, “chengguan has literally become synonymous with violence.”

In 2012, Human Rights Watch published an 75-page report on the chengguan's history of abuse, in which victims described being slapped, shoved, pushed to the ground, forcibly held, dragged, punched, kicked, and thrown from vehicles to the street. Resultant injuries ranged from bruises, cuts, and bloody noses to broken bones.

Tell the Beijing government that inhumane incidents like these don't go unnoticed!

Sign below to demand punishment for the violent city officials, and an animal control policy in Beijing that relies not on brutality and terror, but on humane and effective practices.

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Dear Secretary Guo Jinlong,

The international community is shocked and appalled by the chengguan's recent brutal beating and murder of a pet dog in Beijing. Violent abuse and killing of companion animals is an unacceptable pest management strategy, no matter the owner's infringement, and we will not turn a blind eye to it.

This story is one of many in recent years that highlight the chengguan's brutality. The extensive list of abuses cited in Human Rights Watch's 2012 report on the chengguan makes it impossible to deny that they are nothing more than violent bullies. Their inhumane actions should not be tolerated in a civilized society.

Please see that the chengguan officers who murdered this dog receive justice, and that a new protocol is set for Beijing's animal control officers—one that does not rely on brutality and terror, but on humane and effective management practices.

Thank you,

Petition Signatures

Sep 28, 2016 Ellen O'Connor
Sep 28, 2016 Armand D'Alessandro
Sep 28, 2016 Dr Robert Kirk
Sep 28, 2016 Giuliana Bettinzoli
Sep 28, 2016 Ingeborg Perner
Sep 28, 2016 Beverly Leath
Sep 28, 2016 Donna Baranoski
Sep 28, 2016 Annabelle Travis
Sep 28, 2016 Janis ciaramello
Sep 28, 2016 Catherine McCalley
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Sep 28, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 28, 2016 laurie buys
Sep 27, 2016 Basia Jarek
Sep 27, 2016 carol gagnon
Sep 27, 2016 John Andrews
Sep 27, 2016 Robin Longenbach
Sep 26, 2016 Mari Dominguez
Sep 26, 2016 Dorothy Savage
Sep 26, 2016 Pam Zaborowski
Sep 26, 2016 Dagmar L. Anders
Sep 25, 2016 Jane Parker
Sep 25, 2016 Bruce Forster
Sep 25, 2016 lia onda
Sep 25, 2016 Liliana Dulgheroiu
Sep 25, 2016 Basabi Banerjee
Sep 25, 2016 Gail Courtney
Sep 25, 2016 Lourdes San Jose
Sep 24, 2016 Lisa Evans PATHETIC HUMANS!
Sep 24, 2016 Carmela Quinlan
Sep 24, 2016 Pilar Martinez
Sep 24, 2016 thomas hunter
Sep 23, 2016 Patty Hart
Sep 23, 2016 cheryl doerr
Sep 23, 2016 Lisa Mikkelsen
Sep 23, 2016 Deana tankard
Sep 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 23, 2016 Joan Glasser
Sep 23, 2016 Kim Fox Unacceptable!!!! China should be embarrassed of it's treatment of animals.
Sep 23, 2016 Kari Lindewirth
Sep 23, 2016 Sharon Cartalino
Sep 23, 2016 S. ROSE
Sep 23, 2016 Erwin Kuipers
Sep 23, 2016 Suzanne Stephens
Sep 20, 2016 Dee Lindblom
Sep 20, 2016 Frances Bathory The United States, Western Europe, aka rest of the world, actually reacts and acts more when animals are tortured then when Chinese citizens in China are. This will hinder your country financially. Really
Sep 20, 2016 Helen Howard
Sep 20, 2016 barbara Dolloff
Sep 20, 2016 Gordon Mason This actually brought me to tears!

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