From all-creatures.org
and The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation

Letter from Ruth Eisenbud to China about the Sadistic Treatment of Dogs - 4 Feb 2010

"To Chinese Government Officials,

The world is aware of your sadistic and brutal treatment of dogs and we will not tolerate it. In fact there is an ongoing Boycott of all goods from China that will end only when China learns to treat the dog, with the respect due to him, as the wonderful friend that he is.

"Cruelty to animals is one of the distinguishing
vices of low and base minds. Wherever it is found, it
is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark
which all the external advantages of wealth,
splendour, and nobility, cannot obliterate. It is
consistent neither with learning nor true civility.
-William Jones

China appears to be a modern nation, but in reality it is wallowing in moral squalor, as it plans yet another assault on an 'enemy' so benign one has to wonder about the mental state of those ordering this latest transgression on decency: a dog cull in Yangxian, which so far has taken 20,000 lives and is ongoing. Killing methods range from severe beatings, and spearing to electrocution. The following shows the victim of a Chinese cull:

While most people know that dogs are eaten in China, that does not begin to describe the cruely in this gruesome industry. Superstition, ignorance and a primitive, backward mindset prescribe inflicting extreme pain on the dog prior to slaughter to enhance the quality of the meat. There are legal, government regulated slaughterhouses which result in the tortured deaths of 16 million dogs/year, but the number is quite possibly tenfold, as the slaughter goes on in restaurants and private homes daily throughout China. The 'dog of the day' on the menu in restaurants in Beijing is the St Bernard. Twenty thousand dogs were purchased by China to be used as breeding stock for this lucrative status symbol.

The flip side of the dog meat business, is the fur industry, where again in the name of superstition, the dogs are skinned often, while still conscious, as this is supposed to result in less shedding of the pelt. Combining cruelty with fraud, the chinese have been deliberately labeling garments as 'faux' which are in fact dog fur. Realizing that the west would not buy the skin of a dearly loved friend and because it is cheaper to kill a dog than produce 'faux' fur, the Chinese did what they do best - deceived the American consumer:


Recently a St Bernard rug appeared on New Zealand Ebay, as a by product of the dog meat business:

China is waging a war on a creature that is acknowledged to be cooperative, decent, useful and a friend to all by much of humanity. Therefore China is known throughout the world for its brutal and depraved treatment of dogs, and is considered a primitive, backward culture:

"The greatness of a nation, and the progress of its moral development can be measured by how it treats its animals" Mahatma Gandhi

Using this definition, you can draw your own conclusions about whether China is a modern, civilized nation."


Ruth Eisenbud