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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


Jan 21, 2017 Sandra Forman
Jan 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2017 April Brown
Jan 20, 2017 Gail Cooper
Jan 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 19, 2017 Kevin Maisonave
Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Jan 18, 2017 danuta radko
Jan 18, 2017 Casey O'Conner
Jan 17, 2017 Lisa Annecone
Jan 16, 2017 Maggie Sorensen
Jan 16, 2017 Sandy Poole
Jan 16, 2017 linda shingles
Jan 16, 2017 Renee Snyder
Jan 16, 2017 Marie Perry
Jan 16, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Jan 16, 2017 Candace Gledhill
Jan 15, 2017 anna gennari
Jan 15, 2017 Nico Sandman
Jan 15, 2017 PATRICK CHEVALLIER
Jan 13, 2017 Vik Cooke
Jan 13, 2017 D Rigdon BEAT THIS TRASH UNTIL THEY ARE DEAD THEN GO BEAT THEIR KIDS & FAMILIES!!!! HUMANS LIKE THIS TRASH NEEDS IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM THE FAE OF THE EARTH!! THERE IS NO USE FOR THEM OTHER THAN TORTURE & DEATH!!
Jan 13, 2017 Gloria Lazaga
Jan 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 12, 2017 Marie Santoro
Jan 12, 2017 Debbie Penders
Jan 12, 2017 Hilary Butterworth If the Chinese Government does not take control over these cruel ignorant people the world will continue to think China has no sense of honour and the Government has no longer any control in preventing wicked cruel acts.
Jan 12, 2017 Laurrette Lavallee
Jan 12, 2017 Laurrette Lavallee
Jan 12, 2017 Charmagne Missimer
Jan 11, 2017 Ute Ergul
Jan 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 11, 2017 Sandra Roush
Jan 11, 2017 Erin Ryan
Jan 11, 2017 Kathie Eckerson
Jan 11, 2017 Susan Jordan
Jan 11, 2017 Lee Hetzel
Jan 11, 2017 Nazareth Chisholm
Jan 10, 2017 Gisele Jonckers
Jan 8, 2017 Ania Ptak
Jan 8, 2017 Susan Sheridan
Jan 7, 2017 SHERIN NAGRA
Jan 6, 2017 Randall Parks
Jan 6, 2017 nathalie guyonvarch
Jan 6, 2017 Vivian Sciacca
Jan 5, 2017 ibrahim rexhepi
Jan 5, 2017 Ray Morris There is no justification for this brutality, please hold the chengguan to account.
Jan 5, 2017 Katia Fluhr
Jan 4, 2017 J Zimmerman
Jan 4, 2017 Susan Fleming

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