Help Stop Killing All Dogs in Hanzhong City

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Originally Posted: 8 Jun 2009

Help Stop Killing All Dogs in Hanzhong City

From Action Compassion Together (ACT) Asia for Animals

Tell the following authorities to stop killing dogs and to work with local animal activists:

  • It has been proven that the indiscriminate mass killing of dogs does not reduce the incidence of rabies, and does not reduce stray dog populations over the longer term.
  • The only effective way of eliminating rabies in dogs is through a mass vaccination program with support from different levels of society
  • Humane dog control programs need to be started immediately

As seen in the photos attached, people are smiling and appear to be excited at the thought of beating these animals to death. There are many Chinese who are outraged with this behavior, and many owners who are deeply heartbroken and helpless as they have to be subjected to watch their own beloved dogs die in front of them. Media coverage is necessary to bring attention to these atrocities, and hopefully we can persuade our government to encourage humane actions towards dogs, rather than savagely beating these animals to death.


Embassy - The People's Republic of China
2300 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20008
phone (202) 328-2500
fax (202) 588-0032

President Hu Jintao

Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Sun Chenjia

Department of Agriculture of Shaanxi Province, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau

Health Department of Shaanxi Province

Shaanxi Provincial Health Authority

People's government of Hangzhong City

If you could copy us at [email protected] we would really appreciate it. Thank you for your efforts for the animals.


In response to incidences of rabies, the authorities in Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province have started a massive cull amongst dogs with the objective of making the city a dog-free zone. Thousands of stray and owned dogs are being killed by literally beating them to death! Please raise your voice against this useless and cruel slaughter.

In a unique collaboration between animal welfare groups and veterinary assocations, training workshops are being held for vets in Shenzhen and Beijing. Beside practice in latest neutering techniques, animal welfare in a clinical setting is discussed and the essential role of vets in promoting neutering.

Local animal welfare groups are working desperately to stop further killing. Meanwhile, ACTAsia is presenting a suggestion book on 'Rabies Control in China' to the Chinese authorities. We are urging them to use scientific measures for rabies control (see OIE & WHO statements) and to stop the inhumane culling of all dogs in Hanzhong area. International support would be of great help to prevent the killing of more animals in extremely inhumane ways.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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