It is March 16, 2007, the day the cull is set to begin.
Please, the news from China is not good. We need many, many letters emailed and faxed to President Hu Jintao. He halted the culls before. We must plead with him to intervene again and stop the current cull. Please ask him to show mercy to the dogs and cats of Chongqing and the people who love them.
We cannot give up! The people and pets of Chongqing are counting on all of us to be their voice! China is not a democracy and the people are limited in their ability to protest. We are the only voice they have! We must speak up for the voiceless and helpless!
You may contact Pres. Hu Jintao three ways. We ask you to please do all three and to copy all correspondence to your Chinese embassies:
1. Use the HSI webform
2. Send an email directly
His Excellency, Hu Jintao
President of the People's Republic of China
9 Xihuang-Chenggen Beijie
Beijing, Peoples Republic of China
email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Send a fax via Lesley at email@example.com, her instructions:
I am sure most of you are aware of the Dog Cull that is going to be
underway soon in Chongqing. I have seen many bulletins about it. I am
offering to fax letters to the Gov't in Chongqing for anyone that does
not have a fax or cannot afford the overseas charges.
What I ask:
PERSONALIZE YOUR LETTERS (even if it is just three sentences)
No spam in my mailbox
Send your letters to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get them faxed ASAP. They will get lost if you send them anywhere else.
This is very important! It is going to take TON of letters to get them
to stop this mass murder. Get off your tush and write a letter!
From a SOS letter of a dog owner to a volunteer in Tianjin yesterday, the owner said the information they've got is that the government team (with the policeman and many departments people) will use the force to open every family which has pets. And no matter the dog is healthy or has had rabies bacterin injection, all will be killed, including the cats. If the owner tried to hide their pets under the beds, they'll pull them out and kill them in front of the owner's eyes! Not to mention the homeless animals. They'll be caught and killed with electric shock - that's what they called "the humane way". For background information on the campaign that led to President Hu Jintao halting the Beijing cull, please click here.