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Goal: 60,000 Progress: 56,151
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site
In May 2014, the international community was horrified when municipal officers in Beijing beat a small dog to death in front of his horrified owner. His owner's offense? Failing to produce the proper registration papers for the rescued stray.

The officers, known as chengguan, regularly make headlines for their unnecessary use of violent force. According to a Time magazine report, beatings by chengguan officers have become so commonplace that in Chinese, “chengguan has literally become synonymous with violence.”

In 2012, Human Rights Watch published an 75-page report on the chengguan's history of abuse, in which victims described being slapped, shoved, pushed to the ground, forcibly held, dragged, punched, kicked, and thrown from vehicles to the street. Resultant injuries ranged from bruises, cuts, and bloody noses to broken bones.

Tell the Beijing government that inhumane incidents like these don't go unnoticed!

Sign below to demand punishment for the violent city officials, and an animal control policy in Beijing that relies not on brutality and terror, but on humane and effective practices.

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Dear Secretary Guo Jinlong,

The international community is shocked and appalled by the chengguan's recent brutal beating and murder of a pet dog in Beijing. Violent abuse and killing of companion animals is an unacceptable pest management strategy, no matter the owner's infringement, and we will not turn a blind eye to it.

This story is one of many in recent years that highlight the chengguan's brutality. The extensive list of abuses cited in Human Rights Watch's 2012 report on the chengguan makes it impossible to deny that they are nothing more than violent bullies. Their inhumane actions should not be tolerated in a civilized society.

Please see that the chengguan officers who murdered this dog receive justice, and that a new protocol is set for Beijing's animal control officers—one that does not rely on brutality and terror, but on humane and effective management practices.

Thank you,

Petition Signatures


Aug 30, 2016 Susan Lang
Aug 30, 2016 Helen Charbonneau Barbarians!!
Aug 29, 2016 Morgan Mazzoni
Aug 29, 2016 Jamie Himmestein
Aug 29, 2016 Denise Parsons
Aug 29, 2016 caroline salfati
Aug 29, 2016 Sabine Alkier
Aug 29, 2016 Steve Conrad
Aug 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2016 Lois Nottingham
Aug 29, 2016 Kelly Nestelroad
Aug 29, 2016 Richard Larsen
Aug 28, 2016 Prairie Simon
Aug 28, 2016 Jess Quezada
Aug 28, 2016 Emily Willis
Aug 27, 2016 Novani Munawar
Aug 27, 2016 Oma Walton
Aug 27, 2016 Carla Horn This is barbaric! What is wrong with these people? This is brutal and horrible practice.
Aug 27, 2016 Candice Baynes
Aug 26, 2016 Marlène Bisson
Aug 25, 2016 Shari Stoddard IS CHINA STILL A COMMUNIST SOCIETY?? WHY IS THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR ALLOWED? YOU ARE NOT CIVILIZED.
Aug 25, 2016 Brigitte Rince
Aug 24, 2016 Jesus Montealegre
Aug 24, 2016 Cathy M Tonarelli
Aug 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) I DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE MURDER OF DOGS IN BEIJING!!!
Aug 24, 2016 Ellen Green
Aug 24, 2016 r vanstrien
Aug 24, 2016 Anne-Britt Ose Kaltun
Aug 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2016 Judy Ryan
Aug 24, 2016 Kathleen Miller
Aug 24, 2016 Cara Konopacki
Aug 23, 2016 (Name not displayed) how would they feel if we beat to death their human companions?
Aug 23, 2016 CHRISTINE DEHUD
Aug 23, 2016 Mark Jessop
Aug 22, 2016 Valy Jones
Aug 21, 2016 Cinzia Moore
Aug 21, 2016 Jennifer Cole Considering that most of China allows whatever abuse to animals as they want with no punishment...I don't think this will help much. I know it sure can't hurt. Want to change abuse in China? Stop trade - don't buy products from China.
Aug 21, 2016 Cherryl Keppler
Aug 21, 2016 Susan Lindsey
Aug 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2016 Rae Williams
Aug 20, 2016 Vicky Brown
Aug 20, 2016 sarah makins
Aug 20, 2016 Deborah Jones
Aug 20, 2016 Marilyn Yeutsy
Aug 20, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 20, 2016 marie Dupouy
Aug 20, 2016 Laura Bell

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