Wednesday January 25, 2012, 10:39 am
...It's constant...the WAR against the Orient..."EYE" will deal compassion proportionate to the compassion shown to their animals and mammals. Now in the trenches at sea, whale wars.
Thank you, Cher, for this information..."for sharing and caring".
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 11:08 am
There are days when I dread reading anything online. My grandmother has a Saint Bernard and he was so devoted to her. I just can't fathom people out there that would knowingly sell these wonderful dogs to vile, barbaric cretins for slaughter. This story just turns my stomach.
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 11:42 am
All dogs deserve a better life than the horrific one they will endure in China. It seems as though the Chinese governemnt think its above manind as nothing ever changes within the country. They still insist on slaughtering cats and dogs in the most barbaric ways, poaching tigers and using body parts and bones for 'medicine', illegally importing rhino horn again for 'medicine' and abusing bears for their bile day after day. How can the civilised world get through to such an arrogant, ignorant, indifferent country?
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 12:18 pm
i can not believe!!!!!!!!!!! how sad!!!! i wonder why this chines do not eat themselfs??????????? in stead of be eating any living thing in this eart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this people are so disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 12:29 pm
Noted and signed without hesitation and with an unpretended sense of horror. One wonders where the line is... for the Chinese... when it comes to "food". As if the horrendous fate of farm animals were not enough, it now befalls community animals. Who comes next?! This speaks volumes about people implicated in this, and it is a pretty ugly picture, I can tell.
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 12:32 pm
Amen to change for the better!! I know many Chinese and none of them will participate in this disgusting behaviour! "import, farming and slaughter" is not part of their vocabulary! Thanks for sharing and forwarding! And thank God our adopted daughter's St Bernard is FAR away from these '2-legged filth critters'!
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 1:33 pm
Such Beautiful Dogs. So Gladly signed with pride. Thank you Cher...! China is such a Heartless Nation. When they do this to animals it makes you wonder if they eat their own kind (humans). Sicking and insanely sad.
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 1:36 pm
Will they eat their meat? I may not be sure but I can bet they will not throw Fur to garbage.!!! THIS MUST BE DONE FOR FUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - FOR FUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We must insist on banning fur and keep asking on sending NO ANIMAL TO CHINA/ ASIA.!!! ----------- Or wherever. SEE HORSES!!!!! Now we have slaugther houses!!! - Horses from the plains, mares from labs, and race horses. Private own too may be victims!!!!!! Say no to this too!
THIS OF DOGS MUST BE A FUR BUSINESS!!!!!!! SAY NO TO FUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank You Cher, Thank You Constance for sharing. Noted
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 3:04 pm
Saint Bernards are a self- sacrificing symbol of hope and have saved many human lives. We need to continue to aim for a world where all creatures are treated with compassion and respect. Regardless of whether one chooses to eat meat or not, the treatment of others shows our own worth. Deliberately causing pain and suffering to another being is unacceptable.
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 3:12 pm
I've got to say, the racist comments on this thread are also pretty upsetting. The call for compassion goes for to all beings not just for animals. There are so many conflicts around the world based on differing view points and the feeling that "you" must do as "I" say is right rather than reaching an understanding and moving forward together with compassion. Cultures all over the world differ in some pretty fundamental ways, but if all we do is throw stones and write the "other" off we will never achieve a peaceful loving home.
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 3:28 pm
It's bad enough that these people chance illness from eggs they bury a year in the ground before eating them. Now they chance parasite infestations from regular consumption of dog meat. It serves them right.
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 4:10 pm
Ugh is all I can say. If they are going to eat dog then they should be kept in proper sanitary conditions and killed humaely. Unfortunately, China doesn't seem to understand that concept.
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 4:29 pm
#!#! I am Shocked! Really shouldn't be with what goes on with China! Absolutely Signed Cher, sorry, didn't get numbers....St. Bernards??? WT?????????????GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Enough already! I am going to be sick! Now I know why I never liked Chinese Food! But, this is getting out of control!
Ruth, also thank you for the added forward! Sorry BEHIND!
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 4:43 pm
Often it is hard for us animal advocates to fathom the sheer brutality enacted upon innocent animals by humans. This article was especially shocking and brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for posting, dear Cher - gladly signed and noted, although I doubt our outrage will make any difference to the lives of these poor dogs.
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 4:45 pm
Noted and Signed , Thankyou..Do these filthy dogeaters eat their grandmothers to? They eat everything else. Whoever is importing these poor dogs has to be stopped ...
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 5:08 pm
GHASTLY. ONLY SANCTIONS ACROSS THE BOARD ON ALL LEVELS WILL MAKE A LASTING IMPACT ON GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO WOULD HARVEST THEIR OWN GRANDMOTHERS FOR CONSUMPTION IF THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD TURN A BUCK ON IT.
From the petition author:
"Saint Bernards are being imported and raised in farms to be cruelly slaughtered in China. Their meat is then sold for a high price and served as a delicacy. This particular breed of dog is used because they are docile, easy to breed, and large. It is completely devastating that they are being slaughtered, but the way this is happening is almost too horrendous to write and I warn you that it will be difficult to read. The dogs are not killed humanely; instead they are left to bleed to death, skinned or strangled. The terror that is inflicted upon these innocent animals creates an adrenaline rush that supposedly improves the flavor of their meat. Additionally the conditions in which they are raised is completely inhumane; to transport them they are piled on top of each other in small cages and they live in unsanitary enclosures.
Saint Bernards are a self- sacrificing symbol of hope and have saved many human lives. Historically named Saint dogs by monks, these animals have rescued many people from death and cold with their incredible sense of direction and their compassionate nature. They have been known to find people buried beneath the snow and lay over them to share the warmth of their bodies and carry lost children to safety on their backs. Over 200 years they have rescued about 2,000 lost children, travelers, climbers and soldiers. They have displayed so much selfless loyalty to humans; to kill them is an atrocious and horrifying act. It is utterly selfish to consume these beautifully regal animals, this issue needs to be eradicated immediately.
This is a global issue because the dogs are often imported from other countries then bred with Mongolian-Chinese dogs. The lives of not only Saint Bernards, but all dogs in China could be saved by the Food and Agriculture Association simply banning the human consumption of dogs. Currently China lists dogs under the category of livestock; this must be changed by urging the FAO to ban human consumption of dog meat. It is also important that each country bans the exportation of dogs to China. These saintly dogs deserve to be protected as they have been our heros for centuries.
'Here was neither peace, nor rest, nor a moment’s safety. All was confusion and action, and every moment life and limb were in peril,' Jack London, Call of the Wild."
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 6:02 pm
I can barely stand to read this. I know why I never go to Chinese restaurants anymore. I've signed and put on Facebook for all my friends to pass this on. Boycott anything coming from China.
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 6:09 pm
shocked, sickened, we are all complaining about this in our house....one reason I think we need to stop buying anything/everything from China....until they mature and learn how to actually respect and care for life......and not just power, honour, respect....
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 7:06 pm
Noted, and signed...Just unbelievable what goes on over in China...i know Animal abuse happens everywhere, sad to say, but these people just seem to have no soul whatsoever, when it comes to abusing Animals...
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 7:10 pm
Noted and "signed" with comment: "In addition to opposing the consumption of dogs and cats, and native wild animals, it is necessary to oppose the consumption of all animals, including sheep, cows, pigs, chickens and fish. No government or other authority should be offering any support or subsidies to any animal killing industry. Individuals can and should spread the message that all meat consumption is unnecessary, cruel, unsustainable and socially unacceptable. I am pleased that an animal rights movement is getting stronger in China. My experience in Croatia indicates that it is actually easier to achieve abolitionist animal rights victories (albeit single issue campaigns) in non-English speaking countries than it is in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Australia (when we consider the billions of dollars and activist hours invested over the past 30 years with little more than welfarist reforms to show)."
However, I have to say that I get turned off by ForceChange because it is not possible to see who else has "signed", how many people have "signed", or which petitions I have "signed" in the past. I was not sure whether there was any point in repeating the same comment on Facebook so I did not do so. Whilst there, I did "sign" a few more petitions at ForceChange, but these endless petitions, comments and messages have totally "hijacked" me and are stopping me from doing activism in the street and writing my own letters (which are much more effective).
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 7:13 pm
I learned about the treatment of animals in China over 3 years ago, and stopped buying China-made products. I will only buy them second-hand, so China gets none of my money, but I have found so many local made alternatives I am proud to support. Give it a try: don't say, 'oh, it's impossible' - it isn't! It takes effort and diligence, but it's worth it. If everyone boycotted Chinese products and told them why, they might stop.
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 9:38 pm
Signed!!! So sick, so sad... this barbaric act has to stop. We should continue making noises so that more people get involve. Saint Bernard is such a gentle loving compassionate dog. He safes many lives through out the centuries, they don't deserve to be treated like this.
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 11:09 pm
Petition article: Currently China lists dogs under the category of livestock; this must be changed by urging the FAO to ban human consumption of dog meat. It is also important that each country bans the exportation of dogs to China. These saintly dogs deserve to be protected as they have been our heros for centuries. thanks Cher!
Thursday January 26, 2012, 12:05 am
Noted, Signed & Shared! How absolutely tragic that these beautiful, gentle, and heroic dogs are used for such a vile purpose and treated so despicably! How can people participate in such a ruthless and abhorrent trade! When you take something so magnificent and use it for such depraved purposes, your soul dies and you become totally devoid of your humanity as you turn into something grotesque and unrecognizable as you no longer are a human being and your life becomes a legacy of causing other sentient beings pain! How I hope that this petition helps and I also hope that breeders realize their moral responsibility in no longer selling these dogs to China so that this horrible, barbaric, and unconscionable business will come to an end now!
Thursday January 26, 2012, 8:11 am
Glad to see that there are so many protests! Signed of course! Maybe China should be a hugh National Park for animals instead of a country? I don't know, but making changes in that country will take decades! Unfortunately. Poor animals!
Thursday January 26, 2012, 10:06 am
i'm beginning to worry that sensible people are starting to border on xenophobia. this is cruel, but from the sound of it no more cruel than how livestock is treated in the united states. it is rather close-minded to judge the chinese perception of dogs as livestock; cows are animals just as dogs are, why is it fair to subject them to the desensitization of labelling them 'livestock' but not dogs? is it because they're too big to fit in our beds? or is it because you continue to continue the cycle of indoctrination? "cows/pigs/chickens are just food for us; they have no feelings".
again, let me reiterate that i think this is horrific and these awful practices should be punished, but America is just as bad as China.
Thursday January 26, 2012, 1:16 pm
Signed. I try my best to avoid buying products from China and will do so until they get out of TIBET, STOP POACHING, stop buying up lands in Africa and building roads for greedy ventures, stop allowing toxins in food and toys, stop eating and toruring animals for bile, aphrodisiacs and food! Etc....
Thursday January 26, 2012, 3:01 pm
Too bad the name of the exporter was not mentioned. ONCE again, China with out question is the most immoral country on earth. This certainly does not excuse the exporter, whose name I would love to find out.
Thursday January 26, 2012, 7:58 pm
Well if someone would translate this in chniese that would help and sent it all to the petitonmaker........that would really help!!, further u could stop buying any chinese food, clothes and so on, that would help even more, because for export and money they already stopped a lot of awfull behavior, but this would be added to their hand and reach towards the west!!!
Friday January 27, 2012, 12:30 am
SICK MF's.not everything is edible..unfortuantely boycotting chinas goods is a start but the big companies like apple,.ipods,ipads,etc are made in china.....outsourcing it much cheaper..its all abt the buck..and it makes me sick!!!
Friday January 27, 2012, 4:00 am
you guys, its not only the chinese !!!!!!!! how about bull fighting in madrid?? how about russia , japan -with whale hunt , baby seals clubbed to death in canada? so many other nations do a'' really good job'' in animal death and torture........few are free of this sin..
Cher- signed and shared !!!!!!!!!!!!! well done !
my god ! isn't it about time we change our ways ??? aren't there enough animals we already eat??? will no living creature escape our barbarism????
i would rather eat these bastards alive than touch one hair on these saint bernards!!!!!!
PEOPE !!!!! STOP ABUSING OUR ANIMAL FRIENDS !!!!!!! THEY ARE THE ONES THAT MAKE THIS PLANET SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE !!!!! WHAT KIND OF A WORLD ARE WE LEAVING FOR OUR CHILDREN TO LIVE IN ????
EAT LESS MEAT !!! DON'T WEAR FUR !!!!! BE HUMAN , FOR CRYING OUT LOUD !!!!!
AND JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING IS A PART OF ONE'S CULTURE - DOESN'T MEAN ITS GOOD !!!!!!!!
Friday January 27, 2012, 4:23 pm
Dear God why can this even happen! I have 2 St. Bernards. They are the most loving sweet,sensitive animals I have ever seen! What can justify doing these horrible things where is the government? I will find out ANYTHING I can to top this disturbingly cruel thing from happening!!
Friday January 27, 2012, 5:02 pm
When I was a teenager, we had a St.Bernard, male, 225 pounds. A more gentle, terrific dog you couldn't find. A pain in the butt, due to his size, is a resounding YES. Would we have traded him for any other type dog, a resounding NO.
Sometimes, we (humans) just want to exert our power, over those less powerful. How disgusting!
Friday January 27, 2012, 5:45 pm
Exactly these dogs have no limit on the pure love they have for their famiies loyal this deeply disturbs & makes it hard not to cry knowing in this world this is happening to these beloved animals
Saturday January 28, 2012, 4:17 am
Although this is sickening to me (and almost everyone else here) I don't believe that racist comments are very helpful. It is not just one nationality/race killing one type of animal. Look around you people. Open your eyes. It is a world wide thing and it is getting worse Nothing is safe and soon neither will we be (not that we are now).-------- Signed and noted.
Saturday January 28, 2012, 11:22 pm
Just when I think it can't get any worse over there...
I will not buy anything "made in China", and am trying my best to buy all american, as Japan, South Kore and a bunch of othet countries do much the same.
But on that note I must add that we here are little better with our factory farming, animal abuse, high kill shelters etc. It's just a matter of degree, and we have to clean up our our own countrys animal problems also. Thanks so much Cher.
Sunday January 29, 2012, 1:16 am
Signed - reminds me of a couple of decades ago when Fergal Keene of the BBC was in Hong Kong - and he had a large labrador.... one day his cleaner was walking the dog for him, and the cleaner, though Chinese and used to eating everything had become attached to the dog and saw him as a loving and loved individual... and a stranger approached the pair walking along and offered a large sum of money - so the dog could be the main dish at a party! The cleaner (God bless her) was horrified and hustled the dog to home and safety...
This must be stopped - no civilisation can call itself civilised and eat dogs and cats!
Thanks for this Lynn.
Sunday January 29, 2012, 7:26 am
Signed and shared - thanks Lynn - I get distressed by such anti Chinese sentiment - a lot of that culture has little respect for dogs and are not taught to, and a lot of those in China have experienced hunger - with little hope to eat much else - habits may become hardened - it's enough to voice objection and hope that with more concern for life that this habit may be broken!
Sunday January 29, 2012, 11:53 am
.... you know, I think these Chinese monsters should be sent to the abatoire and sold only in China as local monster burgers.
Mainly the Chinese men are appalling - they are known to eat everything with four legs, except for tables.
Sunday January 29, 2012, 1:13 pm
ok, seriously. i'm starting to wonder which sickens me more: the act for which this petition was created, or the responses in this thread. never before have i seen such racism and xenophobia from people that i had hoped call themselves "progressive". how can you voice your concern for animal welfare while simultaneously being so culturally ignorant that you slander other humans simply because they do something you were brought up believing is 'culturally unacceptable.' are you this vile towards americans in forums about factory farming? an animal is an animal; they all deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. THE SAME GOES FOR HUMANS. how many chinese people do you know? do any of the ones you DO know eat "anything with four legs"? perhaps, you have never been hungry. not only have you always had the money to buy food, but you have never lived anywhere that DIDN'T have food even if you had money. you've always been able to make a choice, a choice that is 'culturally acceptable'. not all chinese people have that choice. this thread is absolutely vile.
Sunday January 29, 2012, 9:49 pm
Of course the Chinese will eat anything. They are hungry! There are too many and too few have the freedom many of us have to go buy choices of food. If you grow up eating meat, and everyone you know eats meat, then there is no morality against eating meat because morality is a societal issue.
While I have nothing against eating meat, I wish they would treat the animals humanely and kill quickly instead of torturing their meals. I know some think that improves flavor or value, but it is really dismaying.
I usually skip these stories because the comments make me almost as sick as the issue.
Sunday January 29, 2012, 9:50 pm
Too bad so many use posts like this to vent your bigotries. Bigotry does not improve communication. Communication is the only tool that will help with these problems. Those of you who wish bad luck on others due to disagreement on what's acceptable and appropriate, shame on you! What arrogance to think you have the only right way!
Thursday February 2, 2012, 6:23 pm
Thank you Cher. We gain far more that is priceless and transformational by caring for, learning from and living in harmony with animals than by what is achieved from harming them. Animals teach us to be better humans.
Friday February 3, 2012, 7:58 pm
Petition signed but want to add that we need to stop farming, torturing and slaughtering beef, hogs and sheep, chickens and turkeys in the USA. There is no difference between Chinese eating dogs and Americans eating beef, hog, sheep, chicken and turkey. You can't point a finger at others without looking at how many are pointed back at yourself.
Sunday March 18, 2012, 9:11 am
So horrific and awful. St. Bernard's are so loving and loyal, so many are rescue dogs in Austria looking for missing people when there is an avalanche. Was not able to read the article. Thank you.