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More Than 1,100 Dogs Rescued In China From Dinner Table


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Lindsey
- 915 days ago - behindthewall.msnbc.msn.com
BEIJING - Call it a Chinese New Year miracle. Earlier this week more than 1,100 dogs destined for the slaughterhouse in Chongqing were saved from an ignoble ending by a pet-loving Good Samaritan.



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Ingrid A. (530)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 2:45 pm
That's awesome news. Thank you Lindsey.
 

Beth M. (244)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 3:12 pm
What beautiful news from China!
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 4:48 pm
great news
 

DORIS L. (61)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 4:53 pm
Many thanks to Peng and all the volunteers that saved these poor dogs.
 

Penny C. (79)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 6:37 pm
Wonderful news,thanks Lindsey.
 

Kim O. (403)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 7:36 pm
GREAT NEWS!!!! Yipppppeeeeee!!! Peng is awesome!!!!! I hope this happens thousands of times more! We've just got to keep hammering at the Government to make some laws! Thanks Lindsey! Happy dancing and doing the hokey pokey!!
 

Barbara DeFratis (21)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 8:43 pm
Thank You, it is good news, indeed.
 

J. O. (24)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 9:04 pm
I hope we can all give support to the new animal activists in Asia.
 

Heather P. (19)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 9:29 pm
Wonderful news,now I hope and pray that the dogs,all of them can get to good homes.
 

Jerry B. (120)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 9:38 pm
Noted wonderful news ..thanks Lindsey!
 

Constance F. (436)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 9:59 pm
Thank you! Well that made me cry. Both so painful and hopeful. Love these people! And yes, J.O. - hoping the international animal community will support them!
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 10:33 pm
Wonderful news. It seems like the Chinese are making inroads in humanitarian efforts on behalf of animals. Let us hope that this grows and grows.
 

james larkin (18)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 11:21 pm
These rescuers are so brave because they put their own lives in danger from people in the dog rackets and even from the police and government. I really admire their spirit and devotion. These people are among the few in China who can be called human beings. To me the others are savage beasts who have not yet evolved as compassionate humans. When the hell is the Chinese Government (and Vietnam and Korea) going to wake up to these uncivilised practices and stop them. Our killing farm animals is the equally bad but killing dogs and cats seems worse because like horses they are historically domestic companions.I used to admire them but my opinion onfna, Korea and Vietnam is now really at a low.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 11:55 pm
KUDOS to the Chinese citizens who see domesticated animals as pets instead of meals!
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 11:58 pm
Thanks Lindsey for the Good News..
 

Anne W. (9)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 12:08 am
At least that's one piece of positive news for animals in China. It's heartening to hear that such actions elicit receive such a great response from the Chinese people.
 

Joy Wong (73)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 12:16 am
What a way to start 2012 .... this is great news. May we see more news like this. God bless you Peng and all those people helping in the rescue work.
 

jackie b. (2)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 1:11 am
Thank you, Peng and God Bless you and all those helping with these dogs.
 

Virginia Esquer (10)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 1:22 am
atleastthey'llbesaved
 

Andrea A. (11)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 1:33 am
Great,thanks.
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 1:52 am
Bless the rescuers & the dogs.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 2:52 am
Great news. Perhaps everyone could now stop eating any kind of flesh . . .
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 4:30 am
Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Jill Vickerman (426)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 5:25 am
I also admire these people who saved those poor dogs tremendously, and the generosity of the people too who helped with donations. I just hope that the government will bring in the animal cruelty laws soon, I thought that they already had, obviously I was wrong!
thanks Lindsey!
 

Shelli S. (317)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 7:55 am
Saw this yesterday, the rescuers deserve a pat on the back..they just saved the lives of 1,500 dogs! Those poor dogs, in cages, it's disgusting and sick! Thank you and noted!
 

Ruth S. (314)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 9:09 am
Its good to hear that there are kind hearted people in China!
 

priscilla gallou (0)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 10:33 am
C est vraiment super ce que toutes ces personnes ont fait pour sauver ces pauvres chiens .Ont aimerai etre a leur cote pour en sauver encore plus . J ESPERE que l ont pourra les aider en donnant des dons pour qu ils puissent donner un avenir a tous ces animaux .
 

Dawn Mason (105)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 10:35 am
Great:)
 

Carlene V. (201)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 12:23 pm
Glad the people of China are changing their awful behavior towards dogs!
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 12:34 pm
Very good news, now if we could rescue all the rest of the animals suffering at the hands of the Chinese! Thanks for sharing Lindsey.
 

Jim Richards (96)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 12:34 pm
Such good news ..the Chinese need to stop this practivce.. good GOD!
 

Marliese B. (65)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 12:37 pm
Thank you for this great news!
 

kye j. (41)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 12:47 pm
It great to see that there are some animal advocates in China who seee dogs and cats as pets and not food.Well done.When will China become civilised??
 

Hector Rodriguez (4)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 12:53 pm
I find most asians digusting because of the way they treat animals and nature in general, but I really admire the few ones that help and are kind with animals in such adverse conditions.
 

Muriel Servaege (38)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 1:50 pm
Wow! I hope the dogs will find owners who will love them and take care of them.
 

Shirley H. (49)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 2:11 pm
Amazing news - if all the animals are placed in loving homes, it will be a miracle.
Shirley H.
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 2:14 pm
Great news, thanks!
 

bindy hopper (0)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 2:16 pm
I hope every single one of you C2C members who appalled this news are vegetarians. Otherwise it is very hypocritical of you to eat cows and pigs but bash another country's food source, which by the way do not create such the gluttony of methane that cows do or the water pollution that pigs do.
If you're going to eat an animal, why is a dog so much more special than a chicken?
 

Linda P. (0)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 2:22 pm
Thank you for saving those innocent victims.
 

Marcia Oyler (0)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 2:55 pm
How wonderful these dogs were spared!!
 

Eve L. (61)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 3:02 pm
This is so horrible that such beautiful and loving little companions are treated like this, I can't believe it. Just seeing this and thinking that my dog could be there even if I know it's impossible, brings tears to my eyes. Those people are angels : ) Now I just hope that they will find loving families and that they never return back there.
 

Carol Cowbrough (95)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 3:31 pm
Poor babies! So glad they were rescued!
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 4:46 pm
I'm glad to hear this good news. I hope more dogs could be rescued. Thank you, Lindsey.
My family celebrate Chinese New Year today. A great hope for this new year and a better future of the world.
 

marjolein s. (289)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 5:07 pm
I saw this item on telly a week ago and mentioned it then in my story in Greenforever about us ppl how strange we are eating meat which is not raised to be food, but i am not chinese, in australia they eat kangeroo, in africa, well i will not tell u that its to disgusting, but because of the chines new year ppl having events and then eat more thenh normal, just like us with chrismas and so on, actually thats already strange..... but hey, who am i?, i enjoyed it when i was a kid and when my kids still were at home i made big meals too with chrismas, mostly now i eat haqrdly meat or fish, but more the subsitutestuff for it and make big salades, just with chrismas, to be more with all creatures during this special time...... anyway, in Vietnam and China serveral men are picked up while trying to bring these dogs over the border in these awfull cages, i use the word , they were packed up like cottonbales and they did not look very aware anymoree, but i also saw the dogs went to shelters, that was real good news, did u know a woman of 86 years in china has about 120 dogs she takes from the street andshe carse for them, she always did, now she is a hero, but 10 years ago she was a nonperson for the chiese, some how she managed to keep on doing it... so like all over the world, u have ppl who just live and some go for it, in caring........... and again, dont judge to much about the eating of dogs and cats, they had too, years ago just to have food, china developped and does not need to eat pets anymore, allthough those dos and cats lived on the street or in the wild and never were pest, now its modern to have a dog...so the chnage is nearly done.....the restaurants dont serve it now more since the law in china forbid that, exept for the ones who still do, but its not normal anymore, this and women like the old chinese woman makes china more accepteble according to this kind of meateating.................
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 5:53 pm
oh thank you Lindsey for making me smile, just wonderful!
 

Veronica C. (42)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 6:27 pm
Great news. Glad to know someone cared enough.
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 7:35 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

LMj Sunshine (121)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 8:32 pm
awesome! thank you
 

Mary T. (188)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 10:44 pm
Bravo to these wonderful people that saved these dogs, Great news thanks Lindsey.
 

Elizabeth Goldstone (50)
Monday January 23, 2012, 12:48 am
thank youuuuuuuuuuu..........this is the best news i receved today !!!!!!!
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Monday January 23, 2012, 7:44 am
Shared on Facebook!!! This is fantastic!!!
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday January 23, 2012, 8:27 am
Good news.
 

karen o. (4)
Monday January 23, 2012, 10:17 am
Wonderful news!!! Bless you!
 

Cynthia Mattera (1)
Monday January 23, 2012, 11:07 am
God bless the people who rescued these dogs. They were on their way to a brutal death and by the grace of God, they were saved!! I have tears in my eyes as I'm writing this. No animal should ever suffer like this.

What a great story. Thanks Lindsey!!
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Monday January 23, 2012, 11:09 am
I aqm thrilled they are safe but so many still suffering the fate there,they need us!
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Monday January 23, 2012, 11:30 am
PRAISE THE LORD FOR THE AMAZING NEWS!!!
 

Margo R. (14)
Monday January 23, 2012, 11:45 am
God bless you all for caring enough to do something about this horrible situation!. Thank you!
 

Mike and Janis B. (7)
Monday January 23, 2012, 2:28 pm
It appears that after the disgusting crimes of Chairman Mao and the ridiculous practices of their ancient so called medicines. that lots of Chinese are becoming more aware of how cruel some of their practices are. Here's hoping they can persuade the millions and millions of others in their country.
 

Donna Hamilton (135)
Monday January 23, 2012, 9:12 pm
Wonderful, wonderful news.
 

Kara C. (15)
Monday January 23, 2012, 10:02 pm
Wonderful news and I hope the majority will get good lives (or at least as good as they can in China. Thogh i am disturbed that 1100 dogs being saved is a huge victory and news story but the millions of cows, pigs, chickens and other animals that died for food today get completely ignored by most people.
 

Elsie Au (266)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 1:27 am
Thanks for this wonderful news Lindsey. I admire all these brave people. It is difficult to stand up and do anything like this to help animals in this part of the world where animal welfare is not consider priority or never heard of. I hope they will get more help from international animal welfare groups.
 

Mariette G. (145)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 1:38 am
I feel so sorry for the poor dogs that died and that all of them were subjected to such cruelty. But this is great news - Thanks to Peng and all those who helped with the rescue! Thanks Lindsey for sharing!
 

Nancy C. (797)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 4:02 pm
Glad to hear that this type of rescue is not uncommon in China. Miracles do happen with human angels...
 

Dianne D. (454)
Sunday January 29, 2012, 9:35 pm
There are human angels in China. I wish the cattle, sheep and pigs in the USA would be rescued like this. There is no difference than eating dogs in China as there is eating cattle, sheep and hogs in the USA. You can't point a finger at the Chinese without looking at how many fingers are pointing back at you if you eat animals.
 
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