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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

Dec 1, 2016 Audra O'Leary
Nov 30, 2016 Helen Johnson
Nov 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2016 Goldie Antelman
Nov 28, 2016 maria santiago
Nov 28, 2016 Herman T.
Nov 27, 2016 Diana Martins
Nov 26, 2016 Ximena Garcia
Nov 25, 2016 Sasha Verhoeve
Nov 25, 2016 Libby berman
Nov 22, 2016 Robert Chacon
Nov 21, 2016 claudia rose Shame on you people who do this !!! STOP !!!!
Nov 21, 2016 G Simmons
Nov 21, 2016 Geraldine Rowland This kind of conduct is so barbaric. Anyone who can do this kind of thing to a defenseless dog should be strung up along with the people who made these rules. Stop this madness.
Nov 21, 2016 Chas Ling
Nov 20, 2016 Ruth Springer
Nov 20, 2016 Kathy Mason
Nov 20, 2016 linda de guzman
Nov 20, 2016 Brian Tercha
Nov 20, 2016 Georgi Mortensen
Nov 20, 2016 Mary Stallard
Nov 20, 2016 Murry Caetano
Nov 20, 2016 Margaret Emersen-Rich
Nov 19, 2016 Lisa Li
Nov 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2016 E Walsh
Nov 18, 2016 Jewelz Selby Stop killing dogs for food
Nov 18, 2016 georgeta burca
Nov 18, 2016 chang muly
Nov 17, 2016 Allison Statman
Nov 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2016 Alyse Vasil
Nov 17, 2016 Kathleen Zoll
Nov 17, 2016 deneen richards
Nov 16, 2016 Rosemaria Siwek
Nov 16, 2016 melissa mortenson
Nov 16, 2016 Carla Gomes
Nov 16, 2016 Ashley Harelson
Nov 16, 2016 Munjuri Fitzgerald
Nov 15, 2016 Casey Wong
Nov 15, 2016 MARIANNE BORGES China will always remain without dignity in the eyes of the world. To allow this to continue is a disgrace. The world is judging China.
Nov 15, 2016 Karen Daley I have a dog like this as well, and this thing of killing any innocent animal, and especially one that the killers don't need to feed, SHOULD STOP!
Nov 15, 2016 Darlyne Best
Nov 15, 2016 JANICK SANSON
Nov 15, 2016 H. Deurloo

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