JUST RECEIVED THIS WHICH I EDITED FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. I TRULY AM AT LOSS FOR WORDS.....! SORRY ABOUT THE MANNER OF THIS ALERT BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT-- PLEASE WRITE PROTESTING AND ALSO FOWARD THIS FAR AND WIDE.
PS: Last week we started sending out alerts asking people to write to the office in charge of the killings in Changshou--thousands of lettes were faxed, or emailed to them -- to no avail. I am truly at loss for words...Below are some other steps you may wish to take. We at A.F.S. are regrouping to see what else we may be able to do at this point.
Thanks for your help.
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====================== Dear friends,
...Tears are still in my eyes and I really don't know where to start...
The "dog killing teams" in Changshou have already killed almost all the stry dogs by now - between 1000-2000 of them with the cruelest way one can imagine...
Before the deadline of June 10, the local government called for the pet dog owners "solve" their own dogs themselves, otherwise they'll have to "help" them solve the problem. Under the high pressure and out of irresponsibility, many owners drown their own dogs with a plastic bags with its throats tightly tied. Everyday since June 1-10, people salvaged several dozens of bodies of dogs died this way...
Mr.---- has had his man shot all the process with a video. Yesterday, the three volunteers he sent to take pictures saved two half died dogs from the butcher knife of the killers. Two of them are young girls and they told them the "dog killing teams" that the two dogs are theirs... They have pictures of the process of dog saving. However, later when they witnessed and shot the garbage trucks with bags of bodis of killed dogs and the horrible killing instruments, one little dog's eyeball were beaten off/out... they've got a paralysis on the ground... One of the dog they saved is about 2 kg weight and was hit by thick wood stick on the head. Other major traping and killing instruments include iron fork, bamboo staff, dog clincher clip, etc. Amazing news: for the "dog killing teams", they receive 30 yuan or $4 once they killed a dog. There's a place called Guang Kou where by the end of the day, all the "dog killing teams" meet up and count on their "results of battle" and silently count how much they can earn that day. Good business for them. The "dog killing teams" members are maily from neighborhood committee and assistant policemen and gangsters.
In the countryside, before June 10th, the village committee gave each family a bag of poison and asked them to kill their dogs. Every bag of poison costs about 5 yuan or $0.7 according to M----.
Ju Wei Hui - the neighborhood or residents committees - the lowest level of Chinese government, have all the list of families who have dogs. Since now almost all the stray dogs have been killed, next step would be the pet dogs. Many pet dog owners say the police don't have the right to force into any citizen's home. OK, now, they've worked out something smart - a general forage for order is ready and they can get into anybody's house now. The policy would most likely be: first, mobilize or threaten the owners to surrender their pet dogs themselves. Otherwise they won't be polite any more. They'll use any instrument they think necessary to trap and kill the dogs.
A true story happened in Changshou: an elderly lady has kept her two dogs at home for so long that one day she silently opened her door hoping to walk her dogs. As soon as the dogs were out and she found everything was too late: there standing the "dog killing team". The dogs were caught and killded by the impatient team immediately.
Another two true stories: A 15-16 years old Beijing girl has a pet dog whom she regarded as her best friend, sister or brother. The police came to her home forcing to take the dog away. Knowing what kind of fate is waiting for her friend, she told the policement: if you dare to take him away, I'll jump from the roof of this building. The policemen did take her words seriously. They forced into her room and killed the dog in front of her. She cried like hell and run to the roof of her building and jumped from there...
An eldly lady in Shenyang, northeast China, was on the way taking her dog to the police station to get her dog registered before the deadline. They were caught by a "dog killing team". They didn't listen to her at all and killed the dog in front of her. She has had a heart attack and slipped up on the ground. Before she died, she used her last strength try to creep/approach her dog and hold him. Their bodies can't be aparted...
Dear friends, there's endless unhead of miserable yet touching stories. During my most recent trip to ----- I found soooooooooo many stray dogs. TNR is so important. I left some money to two Tibetan families who treat their animals well (yaks, cow, goats, cats, dogs, pigs and chickens!) Will send you some pictures when I feel better.
BTW, M--- will have his people send me update pictures of Changshou --- They really need help. Police are watching them - there're many proofs.
Let's pray for the poor souls together and may they rest in peace in heaven...
Forgive me for my poor English, spelling and grammar mistakes.... Many thanks!
I just forwarded this letter + my intro to my senator
Dear Senator ___ : I am in touch with Animal Rights activists in China who are trying to take pictures of a dog massacre that is taking place in Changshou. The goverment decided to kill __all__ the dogs in the city. I think this is not about just pets - it is about human rights. I am asking you to help - please, forward my email to a someone in the US goverment who will be willing to take a look at the China as a human rights abuser. Thank you very much in advance.
If you are a US citizen - contact your senator. This will work. I just spoke to a someone in the US goverment, and they said that this is a correct route. Olga
This is outrageous. I faxed some letters for the Chineese embassy, but there were polite letters. I think the time ended to be polite. This is not just about dogs - it is about human rights. This is what I thougth will happen - I am not a bit surprised. China disregarded the humans and pets. They disregard their own citizens.
I have good news and bad news for you. Let's have the bad news first- Wanzhou. I know how much you care about the dogs there. Here's the report: For the whole day today, I've been watching closely about the every development there. I called the different government departments,the Wanzhou District top boss (Wanzhou is under Chongqing), the volunteers and local AAF rep... From what I've learnt, the government has conceded to agree that as long as the dog with owner has been given the anti-rabies bacterin injection, they won't be killed, at least at the moment. After the local newspaper reported that, so many people have taken their dogs to get the injection, especially today because it's the deadline. These dogs are safe for now, thanks greatly to all your hard working and efforts - you made them had to think twice before they put their hands to these dogs. So shall we say our efforts are not in vain?
When it comes to the homeless dogs it's a different story. Even this morning when I talked to one official, he repeated the same story that I've heard many times - they'll catch them and put them together, observe them then to see if they carry the rabies virus. If they do, they'll be killed in the humane way. I kept asking about the "humane way" and finally they told me it'll be "electric shot" death. The morning pasted in a raletively peaceful way. Mr. Chen Mingcai, President of Chongqing Small Animal Protection Association, who's been in Wanzhou for many days trying to work out a solution and even offered to take all the homeless dogs away with him to Chongqing and build a shelter for them. He won't ask for a penny from the government. But his offer was denied by the governemnt because there's a "law" issued in 2003 - the SARS year - which ordering that once the rabies epidemic situation happened, all dogs living in the range of 3 sq.km should be killed immediately without exceptions. Mr. Chen organized a team of volunteers to walk around the city closely. They've caught or save a few dozens of homeless dogs and transferred them in a safe place to hide. At 4 pm, Chen told me that a video cameraman who's sent by an animal lover from Beijing, was arrested when he shot the policement killing a homeless dog right in the street and the volunteers trying to grab back the second dog the policemen were going to kill. By 6 pm, he told me the cameraman was freed but what he shot was washed - very likely the only video witness of the whole blooding scenes. What a pity and lost! So the government hasn't kept their words and started the bloody killing exactly according to their plan.
Let's pray for their poor souls, my friends...
Now the good news: Animals Asia Foundation has approved my proposal about setting up an Emergency Aid Station for the Rescued Tianjin Cats as a special project of their "Friends or food" program. Though the fund is limited, but I'm more than happy to have the chance to save more cats in my own way - the way I think is right and best for the cats. So friends, please congratulate me after so many sad, bad, troubled news....And the best thing is now you can officially send your kind donation directly to AAF's account in so many countries online!
Here's the info:
Please go to their website: www.animalsasia.org/ , the click the "Donate and shop", then you'll be on the page of
click "Donate & shop" online and then "Bank Transfer" and you'll see:
Donation by Bank Transfer • To make a donation by Bank Transfer, please choose a bank account from the listing of our bank accounts below and request your bank to make a payment to the account either as a one off or monthly donation.
• Fill in this form, print and mail or fax it to the AAF office nearest to you. Or, Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org your name and address with details of the donation amount and bank account that you have sent your donation to.
Thank you for helping us restore respect for animals in Asia!
Please direct my donation to: Moon Bear Rescue Friends or Food? Dr. Dog Professor Paws Project Asia All AAF Projects
My donation amount is Currency Title Mr. Ms. Mrs. Name
City State Post/zip code Country Phone Fax
Can we contact you by Email? Email address How did you hear about AAF? Newspaper TV Web Advert AAF Appeal Event Friend Other Please specify _____________
Hong Kong Bank Account details A/C name: Animals Asia Foundation A/C #: 409-1-005946-2 Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank Bank Address: 3-5 Wan King Path, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
SWIFT CODE: SCBL HK HH UK £ Bank Account details A/C name: Animals Asia Foundation A/C #: 65073616 A/C Sort Code: 089299 Bank Name: The Co-operative Bank Bank Address: Kings Valley, Yew Street, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 2JU, England IBAN: GB33 CPBK 089299 65073616 SWIFT CODE: CPBK GB22
UK Euro Bank Account details A/C name: Animals Asia Foundation Euro A/C #: 080211 0268004394 Bank Name: The Co-operative Bank Bank Address: Kings Valley, Yew Street, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 2JU, England IBAN: GB37 CPBK 080211 680043 94 SWIFT/BIC: CPBK GB220FS
German Bank Account details A/C name: Animals Asia Foundation e.V. Konto-Nr. 8004996 BLZ 500 700 24 Bank Name: Deutsche Bank PGK AG Bank Address: Frankfurt, Germany IBAN: DE57500700240800499600 BIC/SWIFT: DEUTDEDBFRA
Swiss Bank Account details A/C name: Animals Asia Foundation A/C #: 40-458255-1 IBank Name: PostFinance Bank Address: Die Schweizerische Post, Switzerland BAN: CH0209000000404582551 BIC: POFICHBE
Austrian Bank Account details A/C name: Animals Asia Foundation A/C #: 52036 217 901 BLZ 12000 Bank Name: Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna, Austria IBAN: AT60 1200 0520 3621 7901
US Bank Account Details A/C name: Animals Asia Foundation A/C #: 604541904 Bank Name: Citibank (West) FSB Branch #: 321171184 Bank Address: P.O. Box 26892, San Francisco, CA 94126-6892, USA SWIFT CODE: CITI US 33
Australia Bank Account details A/C name: Animals Asia Foundation A/C #: 10163880 BSB code: 06 5132 Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Bank Address: Blackwood, South Australia New Zealand Bank Account details A/C name: Animals Asia Foundation A/C #: 12-3099-0756484-00 Bank Name: ASB Bank Bank Address: 6-8 Rathbone Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
Hong Kong Head Office P.O. Box 374, General Post Office, Hong Kong Tel: 852 2791 2225 Fax: 852 2791 2320
Australia Office P.O. Box 275, Blackwood, SA 5051, Australia Tel: 1800 666 004 Fax: (08) 8270 5176
New Zealand Office P.O. Box 6679, Auckland, New Zealand Tel: 0800 728 323
U.S. Office PMB 506, 584 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-2594, U.S.A. Tel: 1888 420 BEAR Fax: 1888 420 1610
Please do remember to send a note to email@example.com about your donation info and indicate it's for "Emergency Aid Station for the Rescued Tianjin Cats". Then your donation will be transferred to me. I hope it won't be too much trouble for you.
One question: Shall I tell every supporter who's been donated via Animal People to use AAF's channel now or better wait for a while or you can tell them about that? Which way is better? Please do advise.
It's time for me to prepare for tomorrow's action- we're going to take more sick cats from the current crowded hospitals and transfer them to better ones. So bye for now!
From: <a href='http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=9260319&MyToken=586d4b1e-ea55-45bf-b80e-cf3075496ddb'>Lesley</a> Date: 12 Mar 2007, 21:13
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:
No profanity No threats 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! PLEASE!!!
Here are 2 letter samples posted by members in Care2 groups :
Dear Wanzhou Government Officials:
I wholly oppose the Wanzhou district's plan to slaughter all companion dogs in an anti-rabies sweep of the southwestern city of Chongqing. I understand residents must relinquish their dogs for extermination by March 15, 2007. Police will use electric shock to kill every companion dog in the area.
I implore officials to cancel the cull, scheduled to begin after March 16. Please initiate a widespread vaccination program in place of violence. I urge local, provincial and national authorities to acknowledge vaccination drives as the most efficient means to assure public health. Gratuitous killing is profoundly cruel -- to both animals and citizens who love them.
Beijing's similar clampdown on strays and unregistered pets generated such negative publicity, officials called it off. Individuals and organizations worldwide were outraged by accounts of officers beating puppies until dead. The media has condemned mass culls as a crude form of "disease prevention," especially when rabies can be managed through inoculation and cooperation between human, animal and municipal health agencies.
Reactive mass culls have proven incapable of curbing stray populations or inhibiting disease outbreaks. I ask the Wanzhou government to respect its own citizens, as well as those around the world, who regard companion dogs as family members. Certainly authorities in a modern city can devise non-violent ways to handle public safety concerns.
Please foster a culture of responsible guardianship, rabies prevention, and humane animal control. If the brutal extermination of dogs begins on March 16, 2007, it will irreversibly shame China and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
In fact, mass culls in the Yunnan province (July 25-30, 2006) and Beijing (November 2006) have already prompted a worldwide boycott of Chinese tourism and products. Please call off the slaughter of all companion animals and restore China's integrity.
I respectfully await your reply,
2) Another one :
I am shocked to learn yet of another slaughter coming up in Chongqing. The world has not forgotten the recent death sweep of culls in other provinces. More than 50,000 dogs were viciously beaten, hung, electrocuted or poisoned. Some companion animals out walking with families were forcibly taken and clubbed on the spot. Others were defenseless strays, ambushed at night.
Now, guardians in Chongqing fear for their dogs' lives. These reactive mass culls have proven incapable of curbing stray populations or inhibiting disease outbreaks. I implore the Chonging municipal government to respect its own citizens, as well as those around the world, who regard companion dogs as family members. Certainly authorities in a modern city can devise non-violent means to handle animal-human health concerns.
Please recognize the growing number of Chinese households with companion animals. Some who opt to remain childless, or aged citizens who live alone, view dogs as companions or "children." Saint Bernards, Golden Retrievers and other large breed dogs are gentle giants who commonly assist blind or special-needs people. The animal-human bond is based in love and trust.
On the other hand, the government is responsible for environment and disease control. Perhaps officials can implement a more effective and stable strategy. Other communities have successfully contained lupomania through vaccination or the de-sexing of dogs. I urge you to initiate a non-lethal plan that includes public access to low-cost vaccination, spay/neuter programs, and humane education.
As you know, news of Chinese dog killings speeds across the internet and global press. Individuals and organizations worldwide are outraged by accounts of officers who corner barking dogs and puppies and beat them until dead. The media has condemned this crude form of "disease prevention" — especially when diseases such as rabies and lupomania can be managed through inoculation and a network of human health, animal health and municipal agencies.
Once again, I respectfully ask Chinese officials to make enforceable animal protection laws a priority before the 2008 Olympics. You can begin by replacing dog massacres with humane and scientific tactics to control lupomania transmission. Please foster a culture of responsible guardianship and disease prevention.
If Chongqing's brutal extermination of dogs begins on March 16, 2007, it will irreversibly shame China and the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing. I await your response.
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