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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


May 23, 2017 Julie Langton
May 23, 2017 charin Suárez
May 23, 2017 Thao Vu
May 23, 2017 Wayne Cosby
May 23, 2017 Terrill McMahon
May 23, 2017 Harolyn Giordano SHAME !!!
May 23, 2017 Renee Hocevar
May 23, 2017 Karen Lutz Disgusting. Worse than criminals.
May 23, 2017 Xitlaly Ayala
May 23, 2017 Petra Heistrmann
May 23, 2017 Martin Oltman
May 23, 2017 Barbara Phillips
May 23, 2017 Michelle Macy There must be ZERO tolerance for the abuse and killing of helpless companion animals!!
May 23, 2017 Megan Ryan
May 23, 2017 Jennifer Day
May 22, 2017 Ginger Geronimo
May 22, 2017 carmen zehm
May 22, 2017 Marilyn Logan
May 21, 2017 Tina Quinones
May 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2017 susan miller
May 20, 2017 GWEN WARE JUST BOYCOTT CHINEESE PRODUCTS. STOP BUYING THEM. OTHERWISE WE ARE TALKING TO A BRICK WALL. CHINA DOES NOT CARE FOR ANIMAL WELFARE. CHINA HAS LITTLE CONCERN FOR ANIMAL SUFFERING.
May 19, 2017 Susan Griffins
May 19, 2017 Brian Stewart
May 18, 2017 Rachel Hooper
May 18, 2017 Urszula Jas
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester This has to end!
May 18, 2017 Nithya Selvaraj #Save animals #save dogs
May 18, 2017 Jan Gianetti
May 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2017 Jacqui Briguccia
May 17, 2017 Lisa Hearn
May 17, 2017 Julia Y
May 17, 2017 Maggie Jaye
May 17, 2017 Mariette van Zyl
May 16, 2017 Petra Jones
May 16, 2017 Nancy Silver
May 16, 2017 Alanna Maurina
May 16, 2017 justin evans
May 16, 2017 Yancette Halverson
May 16, 2017 Diane Groth
May 16, 2017 Danielle Eshuis
May 16, 2017 Susan Garton
May 16, 2017 Julie Craig
May 16, 2017 Katharina dauber
May 16, 2017 Kevin Boileau
May 16, 2017 Barbara Sickles
May 16, 2017 Leigh Radetsky
May 16, 2017 Deborah Hilliard
May 16, 2017 veronica araujo

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