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DRAGON
08-02-2006, 02:30 PM
Cop: Hello Mr & Mrs Wang. Nice little puppy there you got. What's it's name?
Mrs Wang: Oh that's just our little ****zu named Buffy.
Mr Wang: We're just taking him for his daily walk around the block. Why do you ask?
Cop: Oh no particular reason. Why is he showing his teeth at me?
Mr Wang: He smiles alot.
Mrs Wang: Ya he's a happy little puppy. Aren't you my little poopkins moooma mooma jubba doo? **kisses little puppy**
Cop: Oh look! Isn't that a fifty dollar bill blowing by behind you?(distraction technique)
** Copper quickly pulls out 4' long stick** BLAMMO!CLONK CLONK!YIP YIP YIP!BLAM!BLAM!WHACK WHACK!YIP YIP!BLAMMO CLONK WHACK CRUNCH!YIP!THUMP THUMP THUMP!
Cop:....and I would have given you 63 cents to do that yourself but figured I'd save the government a little cash. Now please........clean up the disgusting mess......there's no littering around here you know.


SHANGHAI, China (Aug. 2) - China slaughtered 50,000 dogs in a government-ordered crackdown after three people died of rabies, sparking unusually pointed criticism in state media Tuesday and an outcry from animal rights activists.

Health experts said the brutal policy pointed to deep weaknesses in the health care infrastructure in China, where only 3 percent of dogs are vaccinated against rabies and more than 2,000 people die of the disease each year.

The five-day slaughter in Mouding county in Yunnan province in southwestern China ended Sunday and spared only military guard dogs and police canine units, state media reported.

Dogs being walked were seized from their owners and beaten to death on the spot, the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported. Led by the county police chief, killing teams entered villages at night creating noise to get dogs barking, then beat the animals to death, the reports said.

Owners were offered 63 cents per animal to kill their own dogs before the teams were sent in, they said.

The killings were widely discussed on the Internet, with both legal scholars and animal rights activists criticizing them as crude and cold-blooded. The World Health Organization said more emphasis needed to be placed on rabies prevention.

The official newspaper Legal Daily blasted the killings as an "extraordinarily crude, cold-blooded and lazy way for the government to deal with epidemic disease."

"Wiping out the dogs shows these government officials didn't do their jobs right in protecting people from rabies in the first place," the newspaper, published by the central government's Politics and Law Committee, said in an editorial in its online edition.

In an editorial, the official Xinhua News Agency said the killings wouldn't have been necessary if the local government had been more attentive, but called the slaughter "the only way out of a bad situation."

"If they'd discovered this earlier, they could have vaccinated the dogs and ... controlled the outbreak," the editorial said.

The killings prompted calls for a boycott of Chinese products from the activist group People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

"We are urging everyone to actively boycott - not a word we use lightly - anything from China given the bludgeoning killing of thousands of dogs," PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said.

She said the group had canceled all orders of merchandise it sells that are made in China. Will Wright, at PETA's European office in London, said the orders were worth about $300,000.

"We believe other groups will join us in expressing outrage over the blatant cruelty to animals the world is witnessing," Wright said.

Mouding County officials defended the slaughter in a region where about 360 of the 200,000 residents suffered dog bites this year, with three people reportedly dying of rabies, including a 4-year-old girl.

"With the aim to keep this horrible disease from people, we decided to kill the dogs," Li Haibo, a spokesman for the county government, was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

Calls to county government offices went unanswered Tuesday. Located in mountains about 1,240 miles southwest of Shanghai, Mouding is famed for its Buddhist shrines.

Unlike in the West, where dogs have long been cherished as companions or helpmates, dogs have rarely had an easy time in China. Dog meat is eaten throughout the country, revered as a tonic in winter and a restorer of virility in men.

Following the communist seizure of power in 1949, dog ownership was condemned as a bourgeois affectation and canines were hunted as pests. Attitudes have softened in recent years, although urban Chinese are still subject to strict rules on the size of their pets and must pay steep registration fees.

About 70 percent of rural households now keep dogs, according to the Chinese Center of Disease Control and Prevention, and increased rates of dog ownership have been tied to a surge in the number of rabies cases in recent years. It said there were 2,651 reported deaths from the disease in 2004, the last year for which data was available.

Access to rabies treatment is also highly limited, especially in the countryside, said Dr. Francette Dusan, a World Health Organization expert.

Effective rabies control requires coordinated efforts between human health, animal health and municipal agencies and authorities, Dusan said.

"This has not been pursued adequately to date in China, with most control efforts consisting of purely reactive dog culls," she said.

stylinbeaver
08-02-2006, 02:34 PM
GOD! That's freakin brutal. I couldn't beat a dog to death. I could shoot one if I had too, but couldn't beat it to death. " There's a cat in the kettle at the peaking moon, the place that I eat everyday at noon." Weird al Yankovich rocks

03TiburonGT
08-02-2006, 02:36 PM
Thats not right, there has to be a better way for rabies control. How about instead of beating them, giving them the vaccination? Gahd. I sure would be pissed if the feds came in and beat my dog to death.....that is, if i had a dog...

DRAGON
08-02-2006, 02:53 PM
Speaking of cats, I wonder why they weren't included in the hunt? Don't cats get rabies and they seem more likely to bite someone? Whutz up wit dat? -

vikingshadow
08-02-2006, 03:55 PM
Man, that's cold! Beating a dog to death to save on bullets...making them bark so they don't have to search them out. And .63 a dog! Wow.....

Dog meat is eaten throughout the country, revered as a tonic in winter and a restorer of virility in men.

Hmmmmm, where is that little min pin of ours??????

Hahaha, I can see it now...."Don't take the little blue pill, just eat your dog!"

TheRedBarron
08-02-2006, 04:31 PM
They were just on a shortage of meat for the Chinese food.

durrell
08-02-2006, 04:36 PM
They were just on a shortage of meat for the Chinese food.

I always wondered why their "chicken" tasted different.

splaturout
08-02-2006, 04:50 PM
I am going to have to agree with them...being they are communist! If they want to get rid of the dogs they COULD find a better way but not a CHEAPER way. Remember that $$$$ is the bottom line on all government decisions. Yes I do agree that is a horrible way to do it but how else should they take care of the problem? Giving a vaccine to every dog is not cost effective but having a local cop beat a dog to death is very cheap. My question is going to be did they allow cops to OPT OUT of this assignment. To make someone do that is in bad taste but once again COMMIES!

As far as PETA's boycott on China HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Yea like that will happen. I think I might eat some buffet tonight!

thechubbss12
08-02-2006, 07:51 PM
Behh who would boycott a country just cause they killed dogs... So what buisness is buisness and everybodys econimy (sp?) needs it...

Dog dieing suck but i mean... they did what they thouught they needed to do...

claustrophobia9
08-02-2006, 07:55 PM
PETA ftl, overraction is their game, it bothers me.

and actually splat being a commie isnt a bad thing its the fact that its a communistic autocracy(i think, im not too firmiliar with china's system), communistic democracy can exist and imo if people adjusted to it properly it could be far better than any other government on earth.

^the funny thing is, my gov teacher wouldn't call on my because the class always agreed with me and not him....

DRAGON
08-02-2006, 08:29 PM
Cop: Hello Mr & Mrs Wang. Nice little boy there you got. What's his name?
Mrs Wang: Oh that's just our little pride and joy named Buffy.
Mr Wang: We're just taking him for his daily walk around the block. Why do you ask?
Cop: Oh no particular reason. Why is he showing his teeth at me?
Mr Wang: He smiles alot.
Mrs Wang: Ya he's a happy little baby. Aren't you my little poopkins moooma mooma jubba doo? **kisses little boy**
Cop: Oh look! Isn't that a fifty dollar bill blowing by behind you?(distraction technique)
** Copper quickly pulls out 4' long stick** BLAMMO!CLONK CLONK!YIP YIP YIP!BLAM!BLAM!WHACK WHACK!YIP YIP!BLAMMO CLONK WHACK CRUNCH!YIP!THUMP THUMP THUMP!
Cop:....and I would have given you $1.63 cents(they get a little more for humans ;) ) to do that yourself but figured I'd save the government a little cash. Now please........clean up the disgusting mess......there's no littering around here you know. .........

Wonder if they'd do the same thing(substitute kid for dog) if it was a kid and they had an aids epidemic in china -

TheRedBarron
08-02-2006, 08:31 PM
They have had epidemics of other deadly diseases before and no reports of any mass murders.

albertjackson99
08-02-2006, 11:46 PM
perhaps those with cancer will be next on china's list...or maybe just those who contract the flu. After all, it's the cheapest way to handle the situation.

DFSniper
08-03-2006, 12:15 AM
communism can't exist with a government, so i'm not going to say i hate communism, but i hate "Communism" (theres a difference). and that article is reason #402 why i hate "Communism"

vikingshadow
08-03-2006, 04:26 AM
perhaps those with cancer will be next on china's list...or maybe just those who contract the flu. After all, it's the cheapest way to handle the situation.

Hmmmmmm.....Asian Bird Flu?

claustrophobia9
08-03-2006, 07:26 AM
communism can't exist with a government, so i'm not going to say i hate communism, but i hate "Communism" (theres a difference). and that article is reason #402 why i hate "Communism"
communism can exist with a government, the problem is the people. people end up inside a communist country with capitalist ideas. ideas of scamming others, "beating the system", etc. its either everyone or no one in a communist country.

DFSniper
08-05-2006, 02:36 PM
yeah, i know what you're saying, but in communism everyone is supposed to be equal. if theres a government, then the officials have more power than the workers (even if its only a little) and then they won't be equal.