China proposes law to ban eating cats and dogs

| January 27th, 2010

China still does not have any animal cruelty law or animal protection law in place.  Law makers are proposing a such law named “Anti-Animal Cruelty Law (experts suggested draft)”, currently is in motion and under review.  However the draft proposed a ban on eating cats and dogs which is conflicting with the dog eating custom and culture at certain places in China…

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From online.sh.cn: (source: Yangzi evening news)

The two meetings in Beijing this year, Beijing CPPCC members, Animal Protection Law Project Team Leader, the Chief of drafting experts and the law researcher of Academy of Social Sciences Chang Jiwen (常纪文) once again proposed legislation against animal cruelty. Chang Jiwen thinks that the banning of eating cats and dogs has already been publicly recognized in many places except for Guangdong province. However considering the number of national customs and habits of eating dog meat, the proposed draft suggests various provinces and cities to determine a fixed punishment measures system, it is not a rigidly uniformed ban.

How to effectively supervise and guarantee the effective implementation of animal cruelty law? He suggested that “It’s like anti-counterfeiting, anti-animal cruelty should also have corresponding law enforcement agencies and animal protection organizations. People can report by telephone calls and other means to monitor the crime of cruelty to animals.”

Because cats and dogs are more prone to resist human, they are tend to be more brutally murdered. From being captured to being locked up in crowed cages, their tails are cut off and not being fed. Because people believe the rumor of “freshly slaughtered cats and dogs taste better”, cats and dogs have been killed in many extremely cruel methods: While their throat is clamped by pliers, blows to their head by a stick; slitting their throat with a knife or piercing the abdomen with a knife; electrocution; strangling to death or being threw into boiled water; it’s too horrible to look at. Because there are no large-scale breeding of cats and dogs, the stolen cats and dogs often got on the dinner table before they are ever inspected for diseases.

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“Refuse to eat cat”

From Netease:

Chongqing Evening News January 26 reports, during the suggestion gathering stage of China’s first “Animal Protection Law”, many citizens questioned the concept of “Animal Welfare”. Therefore experts decided to change the wording of the law, to draft an “Anti-Animal Cruelty Law” instead. The draft by the experts will be submitted to the relevant department in April.

Animal Protection Law Project Team Leader, the Chief of drafting experts and the law researcher of Academy of Social Sciences Chang Jiwen states during the 4 months of suggestion gathering of  the “Animal Protection Law”, they have received over 300 emails and 400 phone calls, most of the views are more objective, but there are some people cannot accept the concept of “Animal Protection” and “Animal Welfare”. “They think the most importation thing currently is to first protect people’s welfare.” Professor Chang said.

Therefore the project team decided to change the wording to “Anti Animal Cruelty Law” instead. “Cruelty” means deliberately inflecting unnecessary suffering and pain, or cruelly killing of animals. The project team thinks that “anti-abuse” is more likely to be acceptable to the public. Currently the draft proposal has been mostly completed.

The most worth noting article is the “banning of eating cats and dogs” in this draft.

“Banning of eating cats and dogs will not impact the citizens that much, now with the abundant material life of current society, people who eat cats and dogs are minority.” Professor Chang said.

The “Anti-Animal Cruelty Law (experts suggested draft)” states, it is illegal to consume dogs, cats or selling dog meat and cat meat. The punishment is set to 5000 yuan or less fine and 15 days or less in jail. Any organization breaking the law is subject to 10,000 – 500,000 yuan fine.

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Opposing views: From Xinhuan:

When the news of possible ban on eating cats and dogs came out, the community heavily discussed the news in particular, Pei County, Xuzhou, famous for their industry of breeding Meaty Dogs. Pei County has a very prosperous dog meat industry; their products are exported to Russia, Japan, Korea, Singapore and other countries. Meaty Dog industry employs approximately 100,000 people, with annual sales of nearly 1 billion yuan. If “Anti-Animal Cruelty Law (experts suggested draft)” really is implemented, it will undoubtedly have enormous impact to the local economy.

Pei County Meaty Dogs Breeding Association President, Dog Meat Processing Association vice president Fan Xiantao told the reporter, “Pei County dog meat” is Pei County’s famous dish, which uses high quality dog meat, coupled with clove, Chinese prickly ash, Amomum tsao-ko, Ginger, Amomum villosum, large fennel, small fennel and Chinese cinnamon etc spices, after simmering in a stew and finished with the draining of the soup and coloring.

In Nanjing, when people ask where you can find the best dog meat, many people will recommend you to go to Lishui Shijiao, yesterday when the news of Anti-Animal Cruelty Law broke out, Shijiao town blew up.

Last night 6 pm, reporter went to Lishui Shijiao town. “Did you come here to eat dog meat, or to buy dog meat?” Whenever the reporter asked for directions, the pedestrians always asked curiously. 8 pm at night, the old streets are full of busy restaurants. The reporter visited several restaurants and found that almost all of the tables had dog meat dishes on them. Dog meat is a indispensable dish of Shijiao restaurants.

“I am in the restaurant business for many years, if they really don’t let me sell dog meat anymore, I really have no way to stay in business, in the end I have to hang sheep head and sell dog meat.” (Hanging sheep head while selling dog meat is a pun of Chinese phrase for Posing)

Some inappropriate points of “banning eating cats and dogs”, a possibility of hype

In some animal experts’ views, this proposal draft is suspicious of being some kind of hype. Hongshang Zoo experts said, depends on what the purpose of animal protection is, for wild life protection is to maintain the eco system balance. So the animals in the zoo are playing this role for science and breeding. For dogs and cats, from the pure animal point of view, they should be as same as, and equal to sheep, if we were to protect them, then we should protect all of them which means all citizens should be vegetarians. Legislation should not be looking at “making eating cat meat and dog meat illegal” but to rescuer animals from abuse and abandonment, because abusing and abandoning pets are inhuman! Rather than banning eating cats and dogs, it is better to enforce people to be responsible pet owners

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What do you think? should China ban on eating cats and dogs?

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  1. madbeef says:

    我反对吃猫狗。如果有表决,我支持建立动物保护法
    但是,我希望法律的制定能够更民主一些。动物保护法不是作秀,我尊重多数人的选择

    • DON'T Give UP WHAT YOU ENJOY. says:

      How come no one say anything about the cruelty on bulls in Spain. Bull fights -killing bull slowly is cruel. no one say anything about it. It’s so prejudice of westerners. Any country that westerners dislike they’ll say anything to tarnish them. What happened to “thou shall not judge other”? liars..liars liars.. hope your pant get on fire.

      • AlleyCat says:

        If you would have taken the time to read previous comments, you would have known that the comparison with bulls in spain has already been mentioned. Your comments only confirm my conclusion about some people relating this issue to nationalism.

      • Anna says:

        Bullfights in Spain are often mentioned in animal cruelty discussions. It’s a common topic and often protested.

      • voice for those who cannot speak says:

        All animal cruelty is bad..in every country..the good spanish people are moving towards a full ban on bull fighting.
        It is the way china kill their animals that is so cruel..stripping a dog or cats fur from his body while he is alive is the worst death ever..and these animals are packed into cages so tight that they cannot move , before they are tortured… for chinese to make money.

        a cow is shot quickly…but what the dogs and cats and other animals in china have to endure is sick…china needs to get with the 21st century and new generation should have a heart and think of the pain of these innocent animals..we dont need fur..we are not in the stone age..and dont need to eat domestic pets..there is plenty of food in the world other than dog. please young people of china..think about how wrong this is. animals would make much nicer people.
        It makes me so sad to know what is happening in china.

        • Amy says:

          I’m sorry but to say that “cows are shot quickly” in the US is incorrect! Have you watched what happens to farm animals in the US? Many are kicked, punched, left to die slowly from disease and without vet care, and then throats slit and wait until they bleed out which quite frankly isn’t always a fast, painless way to go. I find it so hypocritical of people who think a cat and dogs life is more precious than farm animals. FYI, pigs are some of the smartest creatures but aren’t given the same respect and dignity as people expect companion animals to be. If you actually cared about animals being treated humanely you would be vegan or vegetarian!

          • voice for those who cannot speak says:

            god that makes me so angry to hear that amy..no animal should suffer.I am a vegetarian and very healthy without the need to eat animals..i would rather animals to be extinct altogether than to live in this cruel world..people have to fight for them..there has to be more good people than bad out there..ban all animal abuse worldwide.

          • dana says:

            I am a vegetarian, well, I guess I can call myself a vegan now, since I no longer consume any animal product, and while I agree with you Amy, here is the difference between China and the U.S. In China, the barbaric acts towards animals (and humans–have you seen the video of a 2 year old toddler run over twice and more than a dozen people walk by her and do nothing? there is something wrong with the majority of people there–call it cruelty or apathy, I don’t know) are done openly and it is accepted. While we have slaughterhouses, most people, because they are ignorant, don’t understand that animals suffer on factory farms and during slaughter. And when they see a video of mistreatment, the response is outrage. In the U.S. but NOT in China. In China, they believe torturing dogs makes the meat taste better. There is no outcry over the animals suffering, but by a few, in fact, the Chinese seem to enjoy the suffering. Not a few odd individuals–this is mainstream. China is also the biggest consumer of ivory and rhino horn, and they also have cruel bile milking farms where bears are confined in tiny cages while their bile is extracted. this is a barbaric nation. There are a few enlightened folks there that are fighting against this, but they are a minority. I don’t know why these people are the way they are, but I pray God has no mercy on their souls when their time comes.

        • gmc84 says:

          only pussys would hurt a dog or a cat thay are evil cunts and i would burn them alive

      • Alfonso Herrera says:

        I think you are showing your ignorance of animal welfare issues. You need to take into account how the animal is raised,housed and slaughtered. Torturing an animal is unethical. In some chineses restaurants the cats and dogs are boiled and skinned alive. How would you feel if you were boiled and skinned alive? minimising suffering is an important concept in animal welfare. You also forget that cats and dogs are sentient, intelligent animals. The fact that cruel and unethical practices such as bullfighting occur in western countries should not be an excuse to perpetrate barbarities on other creatures.

        • Wendy says:

          Thank you, Alfonso…….you said it exactly as I would have. People have the lamest excuses. It took me a year or more to get brave enough to see what actually happens to a dog in China. OMG…..I cried and cried and could not sleep. Our farmed animals are killed as humanely as possible….their legs are not dislocated and tied behind their backs, they are not boiled alive or skinned alive. All a dog wants is to be taken care of. He is totally devoted to his masters/owners and will die protecting them. Recently, our cat was dying of old age and our dog cried and whimpered and was depressed for days. I am rambling…….I, once again, thank you for your words. I cannot imagine how “people” can be so cruel. It is scary to me. If they can do this to an animal, they can, more than likely, do this to another human. It is a sick mind that is capable of this torture.

      • Wendy says:

        The sickness here is that these animals are first tortured, then their skin is ripped off of them while they are alive and then they are left, in extreme pain and shock, to die. All of this is so “you” have sweeter meat. Sick bastard! You are cruel, inhumane people. I wish no one buys Chinese products ever again….worldwide and you starve to death. Go buy a dog and have it as a pet and you will see how much they love, admire and protect you till death do you part. You people think you need tiger bones and bear bile, etc. These things do nothing for you and your health! You are stupid.

    • DIGGY says:

      If SOUTH KOREA don’t respect the animal rights laws, I think China can not too!.

      http://www.uniteddogs.com/stopkillingdogs/

  2. LazyCat says:

    Now I know why my dog always raises his leg at the brand new chinese gate, when we enter Chinatown The Hague. From now on, I’ll just let him do his business.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_for_Animals

  3. Joel says:

    Specie-ists!

  4. Dragon Horse says:

    to be honest I don’t care. Cats and dogs are animals, the only reason Western people get upset about that is because they have chosen culturally to designate them as “friends” in reality a pig is about as smart as a dog but we eat pigs all day long. That being said, I don’t think you should eat people’s pets, my… understanding is that most cats and dogs eaten in China are raised to be eaten, like chickens, cows, etc. I would think the only people eating pets are desperately poor. I remember the outcry when the World Cub was in Korea and Japan and some Europeans came crying over them eating dog meat…as if they have the right to go to another nation and tell people their culinary taste is superior, I think that is the definition of jingoism. French eat horses and snails for godsake…I do agree with the anti-cruelty piece though, if they can implement it, that will be problematic as the article implies at this point and time they don’t have the infrastructure.

    • guest says:

      agreed. some people think eating horse is bad, but many westerners indeed eat horse. everything is relative, and the true evil are those who try to change the other people’s beliefs.

      • Lop says:

        “many westernes,, eat horse”???? Seems as if I have some catching up to do. I spent 32 years in various countries in Europe and I’ve never once seen or eaten horse meat nor talked to/heard about people eating it. Maybe it happens in some obscure corners of France or Greece,, you never know.

        • LazyCat says:

          Horsemeat is available all over the world, not in the least in China:

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_meat#Asia-Pacific

        • Horse meat is popular in Sweden–so my Swedish friends tell me.

          • Fred says:

            I once a heard an old saying that the horse flesh is a little bit acid,is that really true.just a little curious about this.

            • LazyCat says:

              Actually I’ve had some horse meat yesterday. Personally I wouldn’t buy it, but since it was offered to me and I kindly accepted. The taste is quite similar to beef, I would say it’s slightly more bitter and the structure is somewhat more tender. In most of Europe it’s commonly available, still besides in Italy and France it is not a very popular dish for economic as well as sentimental reasons. This sentiment may be false in the view of some, yet it is deeply rooted and wide spread – even in language. For example, in Dutch we make a clear linguistic distinction between the specific limbs of humans and animals. Yet for the noble horse, we make a grammatical exception: they have ‘legs’, just like we do…

              • Dana says:

                . Most of the people commenting here ,if you would read the posts, do not eat animal products. We don’t eat pigs let alone eat them all day long. We, the vegans and the vegetarians, are the ones generally leading this fight against eating cats and dogs. WE don’t make any distinction …suffering is suffering. However in china cruelty is encouraged as part of the process…it makes the meat taste better, at least that is what the Chinese believe. In the United States cruelty is frowned upon (by the general public, yes, it is)and if farm workers are caught beating animals they are prosecuted. Animals ARE boiled alive in the US but it is not suppose to happen, and when these things are brought to the public eye there is outrage. (Of course all of this is why I am a vegan). In china the cruelty ….beating ,hanging, boiling alive, electrocuting….is “necessary” to produce the best tasting meat and meat that makes men more virile. China needs to step into the 21st c.

      • Anna says:

        I think you need to be careful about the use of “westerners” here. Generally in the U.S. and Canada we don’t eat horse (wouldn’t even know where to buy it!). I can’t speak for Europeans, but I doubt most of those countries eat horse meat.

    • jackie says:

      i dont agree dog and cat should NOT be a meat!! they are family animals! fuck u china!!!

    • Sunil says:

      totally agree, different nations put happy friend faces with certain animals. This is both jingoism and discrimination!

      If the people are not vegetarian who has the right to say what type of animals they are allowed to eat, if its about cruelty then surly there should be a law about animal cruelty that covers all animals, yet appreciates the position of the poor.

    • DON'T Give UP WHAT YOU ENJOY. says:

      Chinese people. don’t give what you enjoy doing just because the west say so. Look at the rodeo. The western rodeos are the biggest animal cruelty in the world. They tortures animals for entertainments. Not only land creatures are torture in America, sea creatures are torutre too. You eat dog because it’s food. The western rodeos make lots of money torturing cows and horses. Who are the westerners to tell you what to do. When they themselves eat pigs, chicken and cows. These animals are intetllingent too.

      Westerners who complained about animal cruelty in China are liars and blinded. They should be complaining about animal cruelty in their country. These are prejudice people who hate you cause the color of your skin. They can’t say that so they use what you don’t share in common with them to attack you.

      Tell them to stop eat beef, chicken and pork. Tell them to stop torturing animal for entertainments.

      • Lu Xun says:

        You are like Ah Q. When there is a problem at home, you point next door. Maybe you missed that day at school when we read the story.

      • dana says:

        I love how ribs taste, but as a vegan, make a conscious choice to not indulge in anything that causes another suffering. So, idiot, you are wrong. Lots of people actually have something called self control. Many of us might like heroin as well if we tried it, but some of us are smart enough not to make a stupid, and in this case, an inhumane and barbaric choice. And most of us living in the 21st c. aren’t stupid enough to believe the meat of tortured dogs will increase our virility. what a bunch of backward people….rhino tusk, bile milking. call me ethnocentric, but for the most part, they are a backward, cruel people who still believe in superstitions.

    • Amy says:

      Dragon, you are incorrect! Many of the dogs and cats that are skinned alive for fur and or meat were someone’s PET and was stolen from their owners only to be killed. Also, if you do your research you would understand that dog meat is NOT cheap, therefore, the poor people in those asian countries are not able to afford it. This isn’t a matter of whether Western people agree with Asians eating dogs and cats, it is a matter of HUMANE slaughter….regardless of what the animal, all creatures have an inherent right not to suffer. If you are going to kill an animal for meat, there is ALWAYS a choice to do it in a humane way to minimize torture and pain. Boiling a cat or dog alive, anally electrocuting them, and SKINNING them while they are ALIVE is unacceptable regardless of where in the world you live.

    • Amy says:

      Dragon, you are incorrect! Many of the dogs and cats that are skinned alive for fur and or meat were someone’s PET and was stolen from their owners only to be killed. Also, if you do your research you would understand that dog meat is NOT cheap, therefore, the poor people in those asian countries are not able to afford it. This isn’t a matter of whether Western people agree with Asians eating dogs and cats, it is a matter of HUMANE slaughter….regardless of what the animal, all creatures have an inherent right not to suffer. If you are going to kill an animal for meat, there is ALWAYS a choice to do it in a humane way to minimize torture and pain. Boiling a cat or dog alive, anally electrocuting them, and SKINNING them while they are ALIVE is unacceptable regardless of where in the world you live.

    • voice for those who cannot speak says:

      nobody kills animals as cold and cruel as the chinese…skinned alive? pakced into cages? battered on the head? their stomach cut open while they are alive? and boiled alive? for gods sake..there is no need for this kind of horror..
      if you have to kill an animal then shoot it quickly and let it live his life in a better enviroment before it dies..no cramped cages.
      Its just pure cruelty and gives china a bad name in this world.

    • Alfonso Herrera says:

      If the purpose of civilisation is to minimise suffering than boiling and skinning sentient animals is definitely uncivilised. People in asia believe that torturing an animal makes the meat taste better. Most educated people regardless of race would agree with this concept. I’m not a westerner and I think eating cats and dogs is uncivilised. I do think vegetarians have the moral highground, specially when the human population is set to hit 9 billion in a few years. It is true that animal suffering occurs all over the world, but does that make it right? If you are going to slaughter an animal for food, the ethical way to do it is through stunning. We have the means and knowledge to reduce suffering so instead of condoning it people should be fighting against it.

    • marek mclain says:

      I like your response, Dragon Horse. You are at least acknowledging the anti-cruelty of what goes on. Thank you for recognizing this.

    • gmc says:

      it how thay do it no hart cunts

    • dana says:

      I am a vegetarian, well, I guess I can call myself a vegan now, since I no longer consume any animal product, and while I agree with you Amy, here is the difference between China and the U.S. In China, the barbaric acts towards animals (and humans–have you seen the video of a 2 year old toddler run over twice and more than a dozen people walk by her and do nothing? there is something wrong with the majority of people there–call it cruelty or apathy, I don’t know) are done openly and it is accepted. While we have slaughterhouses, most people, because they are ignorant, don’t understand that animals suffer on factory farms and during slaughter. And when they see a video of mistreatment, the response is outrage. In the U.S. but NOT in China. In China, they believe torturing dogs makes the meat taste better. There is no outcry over the animals suffering, but by a few, in fact, the Chinese seem to enjoy the suffering. Not a few odd individuals–this is mainstream. China is also the biggest consumer of ivory and rhino horn, and they also have cruel bile milking farms where bears are confined in tiny cages while their bile is extracted. this is a barbaric nation. There are a few enlightened folks there that are fighting against this, but they are a minority. I don’t know why these people are the way they are, but I pray God has no mercy on their souls when their time comes.

    • dana says:

      eating any animal is wrong in my opinion. and a person who eats a pig is a bit of a hypocrite for being outraged by someone eating a cat. As a vegan, I don’t condone any of it. that said, killing an animal quickly is a far cry from putting a leash around its neck, stringing it up, beating it until its almost dead (so the meat tastes better) then boiling it alive. don’t you think????

    • Dana says:

      . Most of the people commenting here ,if you would read the posts, do not eat animal products. We don’t eat pigs let alone eat them all day long. We, the vegans and the vegetarians, are the ones generally leading this fight against eating cats and dogs. WE don’t make any distinction …suffering is suffering. However in china cruelty is encouraged as part of the process…it makes the meat taste better, at least that is what the Chinese believe. In the United States cruelty is frowned upon (by the general public, yes, it is)and if farm workers are caught beating animals they are prosecuted. Animals ARE boiled alive in the US but it is not suppose to happen, and when these things are brought to the public eye there is outrage. (Of course all of this is why I am a vegan). In china the cruelty ….beating ,hanging, boiling alive, electrocuting….is “necessary” to produce the best tasting meat and meat that makes men more virile. China needs to step into the 21st c.

    • maddog says:

      I’m not sure why u think u have a right to say anything..Your in my country!!! Hippocratic:)

  5. J says:

    I don’t think any animal should be eaten or used for our own consumption, but that’s just me. Banning eating cats and dogs is the right step towards the direction of the Chinese people being generally more conscious about animal welfare and treatment of living beings other than other humans. (actually, some of them don’t give a shit about other people either)

  6. Cat Saver says:

    I know I like the cartoon of the cat! – http://digg.com/d31GmTs

    I wouldn’t eat dog or cat myself…but I don’t see why it should be made illegal if eating other animals is not illegal.

  7. Yama says:

    about damn time. It’s disgusting.

  8. Nice to see that, for all the talk out of Beijing about “evil Western influences” (i.e. Google), it appears that PETA has had an effect. Then again – what better way to convience an old guy that to stick some fresh young T&A in their faces?

  9. stfu says:

    fuck you all.

    i eat your children.

    and fuck your moms.

    • mad says:

      meow………..RAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
      hahahhahahaha stfu

      chinese people eat what the fuck they want to eat, white people eat hot dogs, they eat dogs, black people eat catfish, they eat cats, so what
      i seen them eating alligators in china, also seen them eating rice field mices,
      and snakes, yea it is nasty, but to them its tasty, as long as their culture accepts it , let them eat what they want,

  10. Wastemans says:

    Eating animals is ridiculous…It serves no real purpose to the propagation of human life. Every nutrient found in flesh is also abundant in plant life. It is as daft as claiming rape is good for sex drive, and that consensual coitus is lacking the haecceity of libido spurring rape.

    It is extremely wasteful, too. Consider the amount of resources invested in rearing a bovine until it has reached the culling age. Now consider all that ‘corn’, water, fuel and even the chemical resources required and how much food it actually produces.
    If the whole world abstained from it’s edacious meat consumption, there would be no excuse for world hunger.

    Don’t get me wrong, though. I would gladly eat human, out of spite…

  11. the compassionate one says:

    i consider eating animals in the same league as having sex with animals. maybe eating them is worse in my opinion.

  12. kimboslice says:

    I think eating dogs and cats is wrong because they evolved to be our companions. Would I eat them? No. Should other people choose to not eat them? I hope so. I prefer eating animals that are not intelligent: shrimp, lobster, fish, chicken, ducks.

    • suweeep says:

      A lot of humans are not intelligent; Many be should eat them?

    • mad says:

      since you dont like eating dogs, do you like eating some cream of sumyungai?
      (cream of some young guy), hahahahahahahahahhaha
      thats just a joke, dont take it to the head, hahahahhahaha okay

  13. I think all men taste delicious but some are more evolved than others. A few of them are hardly able to connect emotionally with any mammals other than their own kind. Most of them are still carnivores out of habit rather than necessity. In spite of their so called intelligence they are in fact the most cruel, selfish and wasteful species on planet earth.

  14. Wang Er says:

    A law without good enforcement is no law. In China many people make a living in dog cultivation and dog meat business thus banning eating cats and dogs in the whole country is not practical – folks will ignore it and even act against it. China may have a minimum national law to regulate animal breeding and to punish animal abuse but giving special treatment to a certain specie, if it’s not endangered, is unreasonable. However, the minimum law should put focus on human health – preventing infectious disease in the process of breeding and slaughtering. However, in areas that have higher appeal, regional regulations can be set up to ban eating certain animals.

    I understand the whole “China’s image” thing and I know how eating dogs/cats affects China negatively in the west, but, Chinese laws should only be introduced to serve its own people’s interest, and the law must put Chinese situations into first consideration. Think about this: a national no-dog-eating law is established, then there will more chengguan type clashes between enforcement teams and restaurant owners, demands of eating dogs in some areas will drive these restaurants to undergrand operation and the danger to public health will only be aggravated, and instead of one “Chinese eat dogs” report that appears in western media, you will see two, “Chinese government brutally represses its people in doing business” (but what business will be ignored) and “Undercover report: people are still eating dogs and Chinese law is a joke”.

    • DON'T Give UP WHAT YOU ENJOY. says:

      many westerners haven’t try dog meat. just like Asian pu–y once they try it-all the dog will be gone from the dog pounds.

      • Alfonso Herrera says:

        You sound a bit chinese

      • dana says:

        I love how ribs taste, but as a vegan, make a conscious choice to not indulge in anything that causes another suffering. So, idiot, you are wrong. Lots of people actually have something called self control. Many of us might like heroin as well if we tried it, but some of us are smart enough not to make a stupid, and in this case, an inhumane and barbaric choice. And most of us living in the 21st c. aren’t stupid enough to believe the meat of tortured dogs will increase our virility. what a bunch of backward people….rhino tusk, bile milking. call me ethnocentric, but for the most part, they are a backward, cruel people who still believe in superstitions.

    • Alfonso Herrera says:

      Do you support the method of slaughter? i.e boiling and skinning alive? It is a disgrace and the people who engage in it are the real animals. This practice is depraved and uncivilised.

    • Alfonso Herrera says:

      Torturing an animal for food is a sign of uncivilised behaviour. It shows a real lack of education and knowledge. If there is any justice these bastards will come back as animals themselves!! china already violates the rights of Tibetans and Uighurs and their own citizens so its not as if the chinese government will be treading any new paths enforcing a law. The chinese government has the means, and for the sake of civilised behaviour they should implement animal welfare laws to stop the barbaric and uncivilised torture of animals.

  15. ergergg says:

    why cats and dogs? why you hypocrites eat pig and cow?

    • voice for those who cannot speak says:

      pigs and cows are not skinned alive or boiled alive ..it is the way chinese kill animals..its disgusting..you should be ashamed of your cruel tradition.

  16. Doug says:

    Great, now the militant vegetarian idiots rear their heads. Eat yourselves out of spite.

    • Wastemans says:

      Very well worded post. You made an excellent point with hard hitting facts. Very cogent, indeed.

      Well done. You get a gold star.

      ‘Go eat yourselves out of spite’ – that was too good. I cachinnated at that one. Superb.

  17. yy says:

    It doesn’t have much to do with fighting cruelty. It’s Prohibition in the 21th century. It’s despotism dressed up as humanity.

    I bet anything: 1. the consumption of what you call “pets” won’t drop significantly 2. local officials can make a lot of money out of this ban.

  18. mad says:

    this commenting debate is wack, i like to eat prime rib, vegeterians like their freaking broccoli, chinamans like their cats and dogs
    we are all happy and dont have to see each other
    get over it

    • ustcbbs says:

      I have to mention you are brainwashed by western media. China is like an elephant. After touching the elephant, 10 blind people will tell you what China is in 10 different ways. China is much bigger than you guys think. Chinese history is not only loooooooooooong but also cooooooooooooooooomplex!

      Some northern Chinese consider dog as their ancestor. So of course they will never eat dogs. In my hometown, people believe that one who eats cats will go to hell after he dies.
      So in today’s China, I believe only very small portion of Chinese would eat dogs or cats. But I admit in some southern Chinese provinces like Guangdong, some people eat dogs and cats. But they do not specifically eat dogs and cats. Actually those people eat everything.

      But I would say one is ill-minded if he claims Chinese eat dogs and cats just because he sees some news from western media filter. This is super stupid thing that I know in the world.

      • It’s definitely region-specific. Xuzhou (in northern Jiangsu) province is known for how they cook dog, but it’s seen as a seasonal dish–good for keeping the body warmer in winter. Guizhou province in particular is famous for dog meat. Dog meat restaurants are as common there as seafood restaurants are in, say, Jiangsu. Traveling there with my family visiting, last summer, was a little problematic for that reason. More problematic were the livestock trucks loaded down with caged dogs of the type raised for food.

        However, I have eaten dog. The meat is quite tender and delicious. I can well understand why it would be considered a delicacy in some parts, and would gladly eat it again. Yes, I’m a Westerner; yes, my family has kept dogs as pets; and no, I don’t believe in importing food taboos from my own culture. Hindu Indians must see us as monsters for our massive consumption of beef, but how often do we hear them lecturing us about it?

        As far as the law is concerned, I think there is an angle not being considered here. In all the hoopla caused by the fact that *some* Chinese, particularly in *some* parts of China like to eat dog, we lose the fact that other Chinese, particularly in some other parts of China would be just as disgusted by that as the average Westerner. My fiancee (who is Chinese), for example, would never touch dog meat.

        So why does it not surprise me too much that a proposed ban originates from Beijing, which like USTCBBS mentions, is in an area not known for eating these sorts of animals?

        I definitely agree that this particular meat industry, as well as every other meat or food industry, should be regulated. Vectors of disease and proper handling of the meat should be a priority. Excessive cruelty should also be a major concern. But banning the sale of two particular types of animal that are quite ubiquitous? Ridiculous. If anything, I’d rather the Chinese are eating domesticated house pets than endangered wild animals such as wawayu (Chinese giant salamander) or Chinese alligators.

        • faggotchxna says:

          fucking hell you go fuck yourself douchebag
          and and eat ur fucking children, oh if u have any cos i dont think that u deserve to have one

        • cellvia says:

          lol this is one of the best thought replies on here and i read through it to see a single comment that is so genuinely ignorant in its crude brevity that i couldnt help but laugh. anyway im a vege so i dont support eating any animals, but im more against the common practice of being a hipocrit when it comes to meat eating customs of other cultures, a concern which is addressed well in this post.

        • PJK says:

          It is not being questioned about whether dogs or cats are consumed in China. What is questioned is the inhumane and disgusting ways eg; being skinned alive, put into boiling hot water alive…these way in which these animals are killed for food and fur trade.

  19. Lop says:

    China doesn’t have an anti cruelty towards animals law??? I know most people don’t care shaite about animals but at least I thought there WAS some kind of law in place.

    Why are we debating the cat/dog thing when the important thing here is the law and if it’s going live?

  20. Chas says:

    The anti animal cruelty law is an “expert advisory draft” from China Academy of Social Science and Law, and must be reviewed by the legislative body. How much of it will become actual legislative draft remains to be seen.

    Also, it does not ban dog/cat meat consumption, only regulation for humane treatment and sanitation for consumer. The academy did consider regional culture and tradition when drafting thie proposal.

  21. Chas says:

    Key, your translation of this passage isn’t right; it doesn’t say eating dog/cat is illegal.

    违法食用犬、猫或者销售犬、猫肉,将对个人处5000元以下罚款并处15日以下拘留

    should be

    illegally eating or selling dog, cat, will garner fine of less than 5000 yuan and less than 15 days detention

    Anyways, end of the netease article says this expert propsal is not moving foward due to objections received during public comment period.

    • Key says:

      Well its pretty clear 禁食猫狗肉 means banning of eating cats and dogs.
      True, 违法食用犬、猫或者销售犬、猫肉,将对个人处5000元以下罚款并处15日以下拘留
      means
      illegally eating or selling dog, cat, will garner fine of less than 5000 yuan and less than 15 days detention
      But all other articles and words indicates 禁食猫狗肉: means banning of eating cats and dogs.

      As for the end of the article 暂缓制定“动物保护法” that’s animal protection law being prosponed from moving forward.
      I mentioned eariler people objected that, so they had to changed the wording, to “Anti-Animal Cruelty Law” and proceeding with that.

      Thanks for reading it carefully ;)

      • Chas says:

        Key, Prof. Chang has further clarified the expert proposal:

        http://www.china.com.cn/news/txt/2010-01/27/content_19317766.htm

        3.因为吃猫狗肉涉及一些民族和地方的传统和风俗问题,《动物保护法》(专家建议稿)采取了灵活的处理方法。那种认为完全禁止国民吃猫狗肉的理解是错误的。

        Maybe he’s saying there’s no outright ban after the unfavorable feedback, to save face, who know.

        • Key says:

          Thanks for the additional info, haha, now they are modifying it, I guess banning eating cats and dogs just can’t fly with Chinese citizens.
          However I think they are proposing a partial ban now

          违反本法规定,在禁止屠宰、食用或者销售的区域内屠宰犬、猫,食用犬、猫或者销售犬、猫及其肉制品的,对个人处5000元以下罚款,并责令具结悔过;对单位和组织处1万元以上50万元以下罚款。

          So there will be districts that you can’t kill, eat cats and dogs… or sell cat meat and dog meat…

          • Chas says:

            BTW, “禁止屠宰、食用或者销售的区域” reads more like judicial districts can opt-in the dog/cat slaughter, sale, consumption ban, which is very reasonable IMHO. As you can see it’s more sane but less sensational if the whole truth is reported.

            It’s possible the Chinese media, as all media do, sensationalizes issues. This provision could have been there all along, but who knows?

  22. motherearth says:

    Why don’t you all people stop eating all those meats, and banned all animals killing, and instead eat your own babies!!! You people breed too many to overpopulate this world! God does not create you to destruct this earth. Animals have the right to live, go VEGAN!!! Duh. Save the environment, save being over polluted, think before you say. We are not meant to eat meat!

    • faggotchxna says:

      i agree what your saying

    • UHHH says:

      Hi you’re probably american. So here is new imformation for you. China has a 1 child policy that is still going on. Those who do have 2 babies are normally the rich who pay taxes and fines.

  23. AlleyCat says:

    The way this issue is discussed reminds me of the phenomenon of bullfighting in Spain, which is also ‘region-specific’. In 2004, the Barcelona city council held a symbolic vote against bullfighting, but it still continues as of today. Several other towns in Spain have approved similar symbolic bans. On 18 of December 2009 the parliament of Catalonia approved by majority the preparation of a Law to ban bullfighting in Catalonia, as a response to a popular initiative against bullfighting that gathered more than 180,000 signatures. This has been strongly criticized mainly by Spanish media, relating this decision to nationalism and not to animal rights.

  24. faggotchxna says:

    still so uncivilized. losers. suck it bitches. go back and suck ur dicks

  25. Sunil says:

    I agree with the final point, there is no difference between eating any type of animal the question should be around animal welfare. why should dogs and cats lives be held above sheep, pigs and cows??

    p;s i am a vegetarian, all life is sacred not just cats and dogs

    • Jill says:

      I agree im vegetarian too!
      I wish ppl would just NOT eat meat in general. Like who is to say what is fair? It was only couple years ago they sound out in USA the chicken slaughtering slitting the throat of chickens was dull so the chickens would have only half their necks cut! OUCH! I wish people can just live off Tofu and fish like most asians… then you can have a long life span like them. Obesity is bad…… PPL should just stop eating meat. I dont care if China eats dog either but i wish they would kill them fast and painlessly. Cuz i know Chinese people eat in moderation and aren’t fatasses.

  26. AlleyCat says:

    Why? Because some are more gracious, loyal, playful, inventive, adaptive, responsive, protective, entertaining and domesticated than others perhaps. If none of these characteristics apply to you, I can see why you wouldn’t be able to tell difference between one or the other.

  27. glas says:

    I occasionally eat beef, chicken, pork, and fish. Currently, I have no way of knowing but I would like to be reassured that the animal was treated decently while alive and killed quickly with a minimal amount of pain and fear. As humans, we can at least that for them.

    Animals shouldn’t be beaten or kept in such crowded, unsanitary conditions before slaughtering them.

    • Amy says:

      Glas, i think everyone would like to think that the meat they have on their plate was treated humanely and killed that way as well, but honestly, there is no way to know that. THe problem is that people like to think in ways so that they can continue to rationalize their choice to eat meat. Its the continued denial about how most farm animals are treated and inhumanely slaughtered that will keep millions of these animals treated that way……when you take a bite of whatever meat it is, telling yourself that they were treated sweetly before being slaughtered doesn’t make it so.

  28. Tayler says:

    thats really sad… SAVE THE GOD DAMN KATTTTZZZ

  29. vx says:

    I personally have no problem with the Chinese eating cats and dogs provided they are treated humanely. It’s no different from us in the West eating pigs, cows and the like.

  30. Chris says:

    Hm, dog’s tasty. The production process should be regulated, though, to protect the animals from unnecessary sufferings.

    But then, humanity should give up eating meat altogether. Pigs aren’t happy either when their bellies are cut open. Smells nasty, too…

    Haven’t had cat yet…

  31. fuckchina says:

    i have no issue with people eating cats or dogs, there animals the same as cow pig sheep whatever.
    what issue i have it the fact they have to torture the shit out of it, boil it and skin it alive to make it taste better?

    get fucked, if its stray and dead by all means eat it.
    dont fucking horde them in cages and torture it so you can enjoy some meat.

    silly cunts

  32. ابراهيم says:

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  34. rachel says:

    put a ban on this asap these r innecent animals why have them suffer? theres no need to kill these animals for food they want a loving home not this killing thing. is there a ban right now? i sure hop so stop all of this now please nthanks

  35. rachel says:

    stop this it hurts to see them die like this look in their eyes look how sad they r do u have a soul?

  36. mschi915 says:

    China needs to appreciate that dogs and cats are living being that feel pain and have emotions. This idea is already accepted in civilized countries. Therefore, torturing animals to death is completely unacceptable to decent and civilized people throughout the world.

  37. Lila says:

    Personally… im just glad it’s an Asian country who eats dogs.. imagine USA who slaguthers animals by the billions because their people inhale their food and are own for obesity instead of moderation… now that would suck… ANYWAYS those Chinese Animal rights activist can only hold up signs and send letters… i’ve seen some go as far as causing a riot.. but they only end up in jail time. Thats communist for ya. I understand its the OLD GENERATION, thats why if you look at the ratio of the popuatlion and compare it too how many ppl eat dog.. its a small percentage.. the old generation neeeds to be educated that DOG MEAT IS NOT MEDICAL food!!!! China needs change…. Hurry old ppl so the modern new generation can take over.

  38. Tobol says:

    People die of poverty, live in horrendous condition in China and so many other countries and people fight over pets…

    I think we need to get our priorities straight… (oh and forget our colonial past where we could just push our culture onto others)

    • maddog says:

      Stop having so many unwanted babies..If u can’t afford to feed them, Don’t have them.. You don’t believe in birth control, Yet u believe in having children u can afford to feed..Raising this child to suffer. Having 2 many kids they can’t afford to feed is what causes poverty..It doesn’t take a rocket scientist 2 understand that!!!!

  39. Katherine says:

    Stop the
    killing of dogs and cat they are under the creators hand of love
    He created them for us to enjoy not eat.Read the book King James and you will find hoe God feels about the cruelty of animal it its in Proverbs Chapter 12 verse 10 it says A righteous man regardeth the life but the tender acts of the wicked are cruel
    They are Godcreation and God disaprove of this. I know cause when my dog was killed I cried for over a month and ask the Lord Jesus to let me see him and he did. Read Rainbow Bridge.

  40. tammy says:

    welll i think its all about money it has nothing to do with that china is poor this is not the case its alll about the money they are very bad with animals they really have no heart at all there is no exscues for how they kill theses poor animals .. dolphins they trick tham to shallow water jump in the water and stab tham to death.same to whales they do this ohh wait they make theam go beach and tham stab than sorry i guess thats better ..oh and bears they keep tham in a cage for 10 years and guess what they stab tham to death and they repeat this also with cats and dogs so really how can this even be a topic its gross crule and just srtight up muder and it needs to stop money is not everything life is and anyone who agress with this well i should keep that comment to myself cause its not a nice one.

  41. steph says:

    It’s not for me to judge what other cultures consume, although I’d rather certain cultures didnt consume cats and dogs, some Indian cultures would also very much find it upsetting that I would eat beef. It’s not what people are eating that concerns me. What concerns me is the grossly barbaric and inhumane way that animals are made to suffer in parts of China such as Guangdong, and areas of Korea. Boiling and skinning animals alive is a depravity. I have heard that certain beliefs about animals exist in these cultures; such as that the meat tastes better if the animal has suffered. Unfortunately, English culture is aware that this is a fallacy, due to the much better quality of free range chickens (good quality) as opposed to battery hens living in poor cramped conditions, where the meat is of low grade. I have also heard that some of these cultures believe that animals do not feel pain- again, unfortunately, untrue- as many studies prove. Anyone wishing to believe this has been sadly misinformed/ miseducated or is lying to themselves. However, education about animal welfare may not be as readily available in developing countries- which makes this nonetheless still unacceptable.
    We cannot construe the entire Chinese public as cruel barbarians- this would be a huge generalisation, however tempting. There are many Chinese people that care very much for animal welfare and are very concerned about local animal cruelty- we cannot say the ‘Chinese are cruel’ as a whole, in this sense. But clearly large scale barbarism still exists. One thing is for sure however, as China increasingly moves away from its developing country status to that of ‘developed’ country, China will increasingly be forced to be held accountable for having such outdated, inhumane and simply incorrect views about the necessity of extreme animal torture in order to provide a good dish. Soon China will have the status of a developed country. The chinese people will then have to accept the responsibility that comes with such a status.
    I accept that Chinese culture is many hundreds of years old, but I am not attacking what is consumed I am concerned about the method of killing the animal. An animal does not need to suffer in boiling water for hours before eventually dying and if skinning is needed this should happen after the animal has died. All death is agonising, but can you imagine being skinned alive? These are processes which should be illegal. I am not asking that the people of Guangdong and Korea for example forgoe their ancient cuisine cultures, but I am asking them to please remember that ideas about torture are indeed many hundreds of years old, when perhaps knowledge on animal pain and suffering was not available then. It is now the 21st century- if we say that animals do not feel pain, we are deliberately lying to ourselves and being ignorant to suit us. I do not wish to restrict culture, but I would request that these cultures accept the responsibility of being a newly developed country (in the case of China) and cultivate some sense of humanity in line with such values.

  42. Claire Swift says:

    Come on guys, you only have to look at what these breed of people eat in there everyday lifes to see they don’t give a s**t!! Skewered seahorses, cockroaches, starfish, even feteus’s! They will eat anything that moves!!!
    No amount of presure will stop them beacause ” its there culture” what a load of shite!
    Ok so they want to eat dog and cat and realistically this won’t stop anytime soon, but they problem I have here is the CRUELTY it which they are killed, this is not an animal being killed for food to feed a family is is utter unacceptable cruelty, beating and animal to death so the meat tastes better?? What sort of people are you?
    You have no shame, no care for life and karma will come back on you!!!!!

  43. giorgia says:

    A prescindere dal fatto che non è tanto il mangiare i cani e i gatti che (assieme al cavallo ) ecc è una cosa inutile e crudele..sono animali domestici o che collaborano con le attivita umane… Inutile perchè non è l’unica carne a disposizione nella catena alimentare, crudele per come vengono trattati prima di essere uccisi.
    Mi sono sempre chiesta (pur non essendo una animalista , vegetariana o altro) ma il sadismo che si trova nel battere a morte un cane, un gatto o altro non è un piccolo passo verso la capacita’ di uccidere un essere umano? Pensate sia un altro tipo di crudelta’? Per me è solo un piccolo banco di prova.
    A chi dice che non è poi così grave mangiare carne di gatto, cane, o cavallo ecc rispondo che non è colpa sua se è culturalmente arido e quotidianamente insensibile e che dovrebbe provare a stare con un cane e un gatto o un cavallo…a volte arricchisce più del stare con un coetaneo.
    Dico solo no agli estremismi ma attenzione è provato che la produzione industriale di carne è mostruosamente inquinante allora dato che già il danno è fatto c’è bisogno di uccidere “a mano libera” altre creature?
    Siamo quasi nel 2011 e ogni Nazione dovrebbe fare un passo indietro sulle sue , ormai inutili commerci cammuffati da tradizioni popolari (la corrida, la corsa dei tori ecc ecc ecc) e progredire verso la vera civiltà.

  44. Chiize says:

    whats the difference between eating pork and eating dog?

  45. Dappy-2011 says:

    If God created us Human’s and Animal’s, Why the hell has the stupid bastard caused so much suffering in this world and has not done nothing about it, besides, Doe’s God ever do anything for us humans and Animal’s ? rather in the sky doing jack shit about it ? i have two words for God and that is F****** B*****d, the bible say’s God loves us, my ass he doe’s !!!

  46. Dogender says:

    I know for a fact that many americans dislike China for the reason that they eat cats and dogs. If this law/draft is passed in full, then I believe some of this hatred towards China would go away.

  47. Bliss says:

    UGH GROSS! I just ate a restaurant in Alpharetta, Georgia, located in the United States and I swear each time I order this dish that’s SUPPOSED TO BE CHICKEN, it taste wayyyy too tender to be Chicken and I swear it’s KUNG PAO KITTY! Now, I don’t know where they got this cat from, or what sort of diet he’s on, but if they’re not regulating it, which from the article above states, they were stolen, then I could be eating all the roaches, bugs, mice and rats this animal has been eating. Since most animals are farm raised and only eat farm food, or grain or whatever. This restaurant could get in SERIOUS TROUBLE for passing off their kitty’s for chicken, it’s really sick when you think about it!!! This is like the 5th time I’ve had this experience there, and I keep hitting myself over the head over why did I order this same dish again?

    Also, in all truths, I just bought the Sims 3 pets and I’ve had a cat as a pet. They are NOT meant to be EATEN! They are our friends and adorable!!! You guys are crazy for thinking you can eat this!!! Chicken has a way better texture and you don’t run the risk of eating a rat he ate on his lunchbreak!!

  48. Bliss says:

    CHIN CHIN is the name, on windward plaza so be wary!

  49. Peta sucks says:

    PETA? they are a bunch of cowards who do nothing except take donations and spend it on themselves.

    PETA is just a front for terrorism. DON’T support PETA at any cost.

  50. Madeleine Watt says:

    I will buy nothing from China until this barbaric, sadistic and absolutely un-human practice is stopped and people are jailed for doing this. The Chinese cook these animals LIVE because they think it makes them taste better. I am offended beyond anything I have ever experienced.

  51. Kristal says:

    I only hope that China passes and enforces some meaningful anti-cruelty legislation. As this article describes, animals are often killed extremely cruelly – essentially tortured to death and kept in very inhumane conditions before they meet their end. It’s especially horrifying in the fur industry where animals (dogs, cats and others) are often simply immobilised by a blow to the head before they are skinned. Often the animals are still alive, sometimes they are conscious and sometimes they regain consciousness shortly thereafter – only to die a slow and painful death in a pile of dead and dying animals after having been skinned alive.

    I don’t like the idea of eating dog or cat meat… or the meat of any other intelligent or companion animal, but I understand that it is acceptable, very affordable and so perhaps even necessary in many parts of China. I don’t consider eating a cat to be inherently more horrible than eating a pig, for example. I just don’t personally like the idea for myself.

    I do have strong and deeply felt opinions on the inhumane treatment of feed animals and on the unnecessarily cruel “slaughter” methods that we currently see in many parts of China. It basically amounts to torturing animals slowly to death. It’s hard to imagine and almost impossible to watch without being affected by it. It’s very hard to understand, too. There are alternatives. But the fact that there is no regulation whatsoever means that these terrible circumstances will persist for a long time – until something is done.

    The industry must be regulated to prevent the horrifying, unnecessary and unacceptable suffering that is regularly inflicted on animals at present. It’s the only right thing to do.

    I dearly hope that China will have the courage to make a change for the better.

  52. Kristal says:

    Yes, people need to eat, and yes they need to wear clothes, but we don’t *need* to inflict terrible suffering on a mass scale like this. Eating a cat or dog is no more immoral than eating a pig or cow. They are all alive, they all feel and they all value their lives just as we do. People will continue to eat animals. That is just a fact of life. But we don’t need to torture them when we can just as easily slaughter them humanely. Humane treatment is the way forward, and it will be a big step for such a culturally heterogenous, vast and populous country as China is. If they could do that, make some real changes and end so much unnecessary suffering… Well, I think that would be very admirable. I am sure that it will not be easy.

  53. Shreya says:

    The reason Indians, or any Asians for that matter don’t lecture anyone about animal cruelty or eating something that doesn’t fir their culture is because they don’t care. I’m from India, and I can tell you people just do not give a fuck. Can you believe that it is now getting difficult to be a vegetarian in India? Everyone is eating meat because it is the cool thing to do. As for China, they don’t have anything to lecture anyone about. They eat absolutely everything, and are sure to be as cruel to it as humanly possible. India doesn’t really stand far behind. Cows aren’t all that sacred here anymore.

    As a vegetarian who avoid milk whenever possible, I don’t condone the eating of any meat simply because we don’t need any and by dropping it, can save the environment. I also say that if by becoming conscious of sufferings heaped on cats and dogs, chinese people can realise that animals too feel pain and aren’t meant to be sold as keychains or skinned or boiled alive, it would be a godsend.

    Regards,
    Asian who think “culture” is not an excuse for atrocity.

  54. cindy says:

    I will have to say bullfighting is the cruelest animal cruelty I have ever seen. In a big arena a crowd of thousands cheering on watching a poor bull being sliced and cut in flesh and bleeding guts hanging out. So much torture done to this poor bull just for pure entertainment for the audience. Those people are sick psychos.

  55. cindy says:

    The animal cruelty need to stop. I only eat chickens, beefs, and pork. I don’t want to condemn people from other countries who are eating dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, rats, kangaroos,bulls, bears,deers, sharks or whatever animals. (well, I can’t be eating horse, I mean horse is so beautiful. They are majestic animals. You ride them no? They are too beautiful to be food.)
    They are all living animals. I just feel the gov’t in every country should enforce, control, and regulate on how the animals are being treated and killed for food. The animals should be treated as humanely as possible while being raised and killed for food. There should be guideline.

    • leah says:

      Are you saying that chickens, beef and pigs are not ‘beautiful’ enough not to be eaten?

      • cindy says:

        I don’t find cows, pigs, or chicken beautiful. But that is not the reason why I choose to eat those meats. It’s because they are available in supermarket and are commonly consumed by the people here. The animal farms here raise these animals for food and are under gov’t regulation. That is why I am eating them. I will be eating kangaroo, rat, dog, or cat if the animal farms in our country raise them for food instead of pig, cow, or chicken. It’s about what is being regulated by the gov’t and is safe enough to eat.

        All animals are the same and should be treated humanely.

  56. Maria Bertrand says:

    I am revolted and horrified with all the animal cruelty in the world and especially with what I have been reading about China. Do these people have a heart? These are the actions that will definitely bring an end to the world. I hope punishment is swift and parallel. I stopped eating meat 2 years ago and I have never knowingly bought animal fur or ever ever will.

  57. marek mclain says:

    You are quick to blame other countries instead of doing the right thing and taking responsibility. Do other countries have animal cruelty? Yes, but not to the extent of Chinese fur farms and meat markets. Would you like to be boiled alive? Would you like to be beaten to death? Would you like to be skinned alive? No animal should suffer such cruelty. And when you see the videos of fur farms it is obvious that the workers are enjoying themselves. They are monsters. Why can’t they find more humane ways of killing animals? How about carbon monoxide or instant death methods? Nothing on this earth should suffer like that for some silly Chinese belief that animals taste better when killed alive. We are all animals and you should know that they are innocent and helpless and you’re people are taking advantage of them. Here, in the US, dogs and cats are our pets that only show love and only want to be loved in return. You are depriving them of that opportunity. They deserve better.

  58. Mimi says:

    Morning All. I think what China , Japan are doing wrong they will be punished by Gods hands. Amen!!!

  59. Mimi says:

    No I don’t want too subcrib ! I am a disable Person I’ve been one at berth.

  60. charlene wu says:

    not just dogs and cats are suffering, pigs and other animals are too.
    And they are treated way poorly in those animal farms and factories.
    pigs(pork) are said to be smarter than dogs, and they are being eaten worldwide.
    So I think to really make a difference in this world is to change your diet to vegan.

  61. Hoka Hawkeyes says:

    China is known to be the pits of slaughter where people don’t have a conscience.
    Not only do they torture animals but having baby girls and slaughtering them too for the sake of honor in the family…
    It’s a country to hate but I can’t because than I will think down to their level, and being American Indian I can only hope that time will make them change for the better…
    However, the way they torture animals is unspeakable and despicable. I don’t see any honor in their country or the people at all.
    I only know of the horrors they chose to live…
    I am disgusted with their sadistic culture!

  62. Katherine says:

    I think We as people stop killing animals period because god but them here for reason and not for food. I believe dogs and cats shouldn’t be eaten bc they are ANIMAL’S that should died for food and they can’t take care of themselves or they wouldn’t be are pets. I hope that the workers all around the world that kill animals go to HELL bc they are helpless!

  63. gina vlach says:

    I think u chinese people are discusting to hurt these dogs to eat….to skin them alive and u burn them….how can u call urself a human….u should b punished like that…iam sick to my stomach that this happens there….these dogs are so cute and want to b loved they dont want or deserve to b punished….ur country sucks….for doing this.

  64. nana says:

    Omg yess stop this animal cruelty please its horrible its me n wen i step on my dogs tail or paw by mistake i feel bad n say sorry real quick . some humans see this as a joke but my question is y ya doin it while its alive y can’t ya just kill it real quick so it won’t feel any pain even tho its still wrong but they won’t feel a thing . I honestly would rather treat a human with no heart like an animal then any actual animal just cus they dontt no nun n human r the most worst things in this world well some humans . i just hope n pray they ban dogs n cats bein eaten n if not then just do it in a way that they wont feel a thing like bein boiled or skinned alive . just imagine how thats feel n just hearing um scream for help not knowing y there goin threw that :(

  65. David Kato says:

    We need someone to work out how to send emails to Chinese Government officials, from each individual person, until they get overwhelmed with them. I would love to shoot all these Chinese who torture animals, in the legs and arms, that would be great.

  66. christie says:

    The dogs we know have big heart n are intelligent animals they torment in unspeakable ways. For example boiling ALIVE dogs/cats n they more awful the torment the better the meat taste. Cuz of the adrenaline in the live animal. HOW CAN ANY HUMAN STAND N KNOW THIS IS BEYOND PAIN AND do tjide

  67. Mrs. M says:

    I think that they should stop eating cats and dogs because I have seen them beating a dog till it died and also hanging a dog with a rope, I completely are against people doing that, I know it may be their culture but all they are doing is torturing innocent animals. In my opinion I find this utterly disgusting. I have actually been crying recently after what I had seen, I hope this will stop and also I want to know how those people would feel if the animals started to beat them to death or hang them.

  68. Irina says:

    I have been following this subject for a while now….eating cats and dogs along with the sick fur farms where the animals are skinned ALIVE….cmon now people….is it really nessesary to be so barbaric….this isn’t the stone age where you can’t survive with out fur and have to degrade yourself to eat pets for the sake of some thousand year old tradition. I do believe that banning cat and dog consumption is wrong all together but if you wont ban it all together I really hope that a law is put into place to have the cats and dogs put down humanely and not infront of the other victims and infront of the buyer at the market place. And also it would be nice to atleast have their living conditions more bearable. I’m not trying to judge but I think many Chinese people are born to be so hard and cruel to survive …..and you know what…maybe having a heart towards female babies in China will start by being compassionate to the little creatures we love as pets and many lonely people even treat as their children. So back to my point…if China can’t and won’t ban eating pets …fine….everyone is outraged not that you eat cats and dogs but more so how you do it….very harsh painfully and frightening for the rest of them watching and quivering in their cages.

  69. Irina says:

    Sorry in one of my sentenses I said banning eating cats and dogs is wrong…I meant to say eating them is wrong………..and for those of you who are unfamiliar with the pain and torture Chinese people cause to cats dogs or at fur farms …or those of you who think I’m lying…go to YouTube and look it up….you will feel sick and appealed at how heartless those people can be….and shit….if their so heartless towards animals I’m not surprised at how much gender genoside is still going on where beautiful healthy Chinese baby girls are simply thrown into a bucker of water before they even have a chance at life…..but don’t get me started on that F’d up subject….OK I’m done venting now

  70. Bobbi says:

    Eat what you want to eat. Sell what you want to sell. But please please kill the animal humanely!!! Dog, cat, rabbit, whatever, they all have a nervous systems and a beating hearts that feel pain. They cry when they’re hurt, because …guess what….IT HURTS!!
    Look, I live in the real world people…, we aren’t going to stop this act of cruelty by becoming vegetarians or boycotting chinese products. So stop saying ‘just don’t eat meat, don’t buy fur’,…ya that will make the little skineed racoon feel better. Only the Chinese government can enforce better slaughter practices. That’s it. As for how my heart feels?
    Karma Karma Karma….what these people do to animals will hopefully come back to them either in this world or the next.

  71. Joe says:

    I think it is disgusting to eat Dogs or Cats, however I understand thst China has different customs than most of the west. I also understand that they have a huge overpopulation of animals and people, and starving people. As much as it disgusts me, the eating of the animals is not the main issue. The problem is with how they feel that is ok to throw a living cat into boiling water to skin it, or slam a defenseless dog against the ground until it is semi-conscious and skin it while its still alive. I keep reading idiots comments saying that its because they are not educated to why this is bad. Screw that, only a psychopath with no emotions could do these things, all of china is to blame for this and they will pay in the end. What kind of education do you need to know that it isnt ok to torture an animal whos only purpose in life is to trust and love humans. Just because we eat animals, does not give us cause to abuse them!! Why cant you humanely kill them. Fuck the Chinese and I hope one day to take a pack of feral dogs and release them in one of these markets and laugh as they rip these sick twist poor excuses for humanbeings apart. No wonder why it is so easy for them to do the same to humans, the have no emotions and need not be allowed to remain on this planet

  72. Meowmaster says:

    F**k yeah! **Save the kitties!** ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ

  73. Chanh says:

    i’m vietnamese and i love dog but sadly the contry i live in doesn’t! i had two dog once they were both stolen away just to satisfy their fucking sick appetite ,the dogs they eat properly might be stolen pets, they know too well about that and they have no qualm about eating it!they are fucking psychopath!using excuse that dog are just animals compare them to other animal which is a fucking stupid excuse to cover their sick twisted crime! dog are faithfull loyal creature they can satisfy their life for human !which non of your fucking sick fuck would never be able to do like that!
    I hate china mainly because of this fucking culture even worse it was spreading to other countries so now many other asia country eating dog too mainly because of them!
    that aside i know that many chinese are honesly love dog ,this make me glad to see more of them unlike the fucking vietnam it make feel ashamed to be their citizen!

  74. Eric says:

    We should stop killing humans first in wars, im looking at you America.

  75. hem padia says:

    what is the world doing to stop butchering of elephants and rhinos for their horns or ivory. ivory and rhinoceros carvings are very popular all over the world and so many are in museums….there are also websites selling elephant ivory products like trinkets and carvings which are still in high demand….I sometimes wonder how all this is going to stop either we should put a ban to selling ivory goods while at the same time stop killing elephants …also remove ivory from museums they are very tempting to behold…just my suggestion :((

  76. J says:

    Yes yes yes ban eating cats and dogs. Or place very strict rules on the treatment of these animals if their is no ban in place. Let’s just be downright honest here cooking an animal alive is probally one of the most cruelest, inhuman things anyone could ever do, Period! These little animals have feelings! I don’t see anyone who does this as human beings but yet they have crossed over to be vile dirty beast who I think will have to face God one day. I’d say let’s do an eye for an eye. They themselves should be tossed in boiling hot water, torched alive. I have no mercy for people who are so low as to take a living thing and cook it alive! I say take them all out and set a bin fire. Let’s see how they like it. lol But of course we don’t treat any living breathing thing and I call these people things like this because we still have morals and we still have feelings. Pass laws and make these things pay for their cruelty against dogs and cats. Laws in place will be the only think to stop this hideous crap!!!

  77. J says:

    Refuse to buy anything from China!

  78. Irfan Saroop says:

    They need to ban eating cats and dogs ive never heard if you torture them its more tasty thats goes against our human nature. Cats and dogs were kept as pets not as food, innocent animals are killed it breaks my heart seeing this happen i pray to God the ban comes into place so these animals can live and not be killed, i ask the chinese government to take step in putting the ban into place, i know God will reward you for helping these animals live.

  79. Irfan Saroop says:

    They need to ban eating cats and dogs ive never heard if you torture them its more tasty thats goes against our human nature. Cats and dogs were kept as pets not as food, innocent animals are killed it breaks my heart seeing this happen i pray to God the ban comes into place so these animals can live and not be killed, i ask the chinese government to take step in putting the ban into place, i know God will reward you for helping these animals live. Ive never heard that eating cats and dogs is good for health? Im also a animal lover and seeing this kind of killing breaks my heart, once again i ask the chinese government to ban this trade

  80. j.w. says:

    I feel that if these people eat dog or cat in their culture then, that might be alright. But the animal that is being used as food should be killed in a immune way! To cook anything alive is just so shocking that it makes me think that these people are not civilized. Many dogs and cats starve to death, are tortured to death and so many other horrors. I hate that anyone would seriously eat a sweet, innocent little dog or cat but like I said if it is going to be done then it should be done without inflicting the worst pain possible on the poor animal. But these are the same people that eat aborted babies to so I’m very sad to see that humans have gotten so far away from God that they can eat human babies or sit back and watch a little dog boil to death in hot scalding water. What does this say about these people? I feel sorry for them when they have to face their maker one day. I really do. I feel disgusted that these people have no soul left that they can watch something suffer by cooking anything alive. Perhaps when they feel the flames of hell on their butts then, they will remember how they abused God’s gifts —–{ Animals and babies }.

  81. Ruppert says:

    Cats are delicious. I have eaten many times.

    • Wendy says:

      Ruppert……fuck off!!!! Go watch the video’s and then tell me how good they are. Ass hole!

  82. maddog says:

    People like u are sick!!! Look at ur Name, Can we say weirdo!!!! Bet u were picked on as a child… awwe!, Mommy didn’t love u!!!!! The thing that makes my day is how revolution creates a way to stop the destruction of it’s creatures…It has developed a disease, if u eat a infected cat, U can die!! Yes!!!! Karma!!!!! Keep eating! Every bite u take may be the one that kills u…

    • Wendy says:

      Maddog………You said it right. China and Korea have the highest rate of stomach cancer. Ha, I wonder why? diseased animals eaten every day…….that’s why.
      I want to eat a cat whom has rabies…….they are so stupid.

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