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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

Apr 22, 2017 Maura Kelley
Apr 22, 2017 Beah Robinson
Apr 22, 2017 Linda Gregg
Apr 22, 2017 Rebecca Bennett
Apr 22, 2017 Jane Munns
Apr 22, 2017 Jozef Lesaffre
Apr 22, 2017 diana cm
Apr 22, 2017 Mileda Doctor-Fahrbach
Apr 21, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri Beijing government: Inhumane incidents don't go unnoticed! We demand punishment for the abusive city officials & an animal control policy in Beijing that relies not on brutality & terror,but on humane & effective practices! I will be watching you! Thanks
Apr 21, 2017 jude lotz
Apr 21, 2017 BILL FOWLER
Apr 21, 2017 Jill Kuch
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Apr 21, 2017 barbara vallini
Apr 21, 2017 Barbara Bush This has to stop now.
Apr 21, 2017 Sandra Baran
Apr 19, 2017 Dawn Ciszar
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Apr 19, 2017 Tina Eakin
Apr 18, 2017 Shauna Penniston
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Apr 18, 2017 Kim Lacost
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Apr 15, 2017 Dawn Shady
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Apr 14, 2017 Laura Barbera
Apr 14, 2017 Deb Powell
Apr 13, 2017 Shari Spray
Apr 13, 2017 Jacqueline Tan As you come closer becoming the next world leader, time to also take the lead by implementing strict animal welfare laws! Don't let us down!!
Apr 13, 2017 Kris Jackson
Apr 13, 2017 Mary Morris Do something about this immediately. It is a stain on your country that will not go away without decisive action now.
Apr 13, 2017 Albra Prager

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