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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

Jun 25, 2016 Jessica Martinson
Jun 25, 2016 charla kaiser what if that was done to you111
Jun 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2016 Rhonda Wickline
Jun 23, 2016 Autumn Wyatt
Jun 23, 2016 April Narramore
Jun 23, 2016 Linda McClelland
Jun 22, 2016 Jieun Bak
Jun 22, 2016 (Name not displayed) How we determine a country's worth is how it's inhabitants are treated, including animals!
Jun 22, 2016 Ellen McCann
Jun 22, 2016 Charlotte Gressett
Jun 22, 2016 karine tremblay
Jun 22, 2016 Rebekah Baldwin
Jun 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2016 KIM ATROSH
Jun 22, 2016 George Hwang
Jun 21, 2016 Rita K Curtis
Jun 21, 2016 Angela Jensen
Jun 21, 2016 FRANK RAGUCCI
Jun 21, 2016 ed souza
Jun 21, 2016 Adriana silva
Jun 21, 2016 robin boother please stop . Im boycotting Bejing for this practice
Jun 20, 2016 L. Cadena
Jun 20, 2016 Rita Hammond
Jun 20, 2016 Joyce Griffee
Jun 19, 2016 Emmanuelle Lassalle
Jun 19, 2016 Jane Kohan
Jun 19, 2016 Diana Gillis
Jun 19, 2016 RENATA FLIS
Jun 19, 2016 Bonnie Spangenberg
Jun 19, 2016 Brook Hall
Jun 18, 2016 Tracy Copper
Jun 18, 2016 Elena Fedotova
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Jun 16, 2016 Kristi Hermanson
Jun 16, 2016 alexa molnar
Jun 16, 2016 Barbara Haycook
Jun 15, 2016 Syreeta Batiste
Jun 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2016 Lotta Larsen
Jun 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2016 Linda Grimm
Jun 14, 2016 Susan Jacob SHAME ON YOU!
Jun 13, 2016 Helen Ryan
Jun 13, 2016 Jessica Trotti I demand that all levels of life is safe to live without humanity and the whole idea of how they are violent and see them as less than. All levels of life are equally important!
Jun 12, 2016 Lisle Wilkerson
Jun 11, 2016 sharon gooding
Jun 10, 2016 Karina Otero Half-Earth Project - Respect nature! Respect life! Respect yourself! - Thanks!
Jun 10, 2016 Becca Polka
Jun 10, 2016 donna brucci

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