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PETITION: STOP the torture & slaughter of cats and dogs for their fur
To: Ambassador Mr. Chen Yuming, Chinese embassy, 15 Coronation Drive, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Canberra Australia
Your excellency Mr. Chen Yuming,
This petition has been disseminated world wide to educate of the grave injustices many animals face in China, and gain support for animal rights. Dogs, cats and various other animals, many of whom have families (as evidenced by their collars) are being abducted...
Your excellency Mr. Chen Yuming,
This petition has been disseminated world wide to educate of the grave injustices many animals face in China, and gain support for animal rights. Dogs, cats and various other animals, many of whom have families (as evidenced by their collars) are being abducted and thrown into tiny cages. They are tortured horrendously to force their submission and extract their fur, after which their bodies are discarded. Animals do not deserve to suffer like this, simply for our vanity and greed.
We respect the republic of China and Chinese-Australian relations but alas we cannot stand for this cruelty.
We beseech you to stand with us, and hope you may utilise your authority and reputation to help the voiceless. Please help us to criminalise these barbaric fur farms.
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Vanity is surely a vice when it extends to the torture and death of millions of sentient animals. And for what? A status symbol - their fur.
In China, dogs, cats, rabbits - countless mammals and marsupials - are abducted and thrown into tiny cages.
They are kicked, beaten, thrown from heights - their bones breaking on impact; they are strangled, stepped on, stabbed and skinned alive. Their last minutes know nothing but unbearable agony, and fear.
Thereafter it is only a matter of time until they join their predecessors in anonymous, untimely death. Many of their hearts are still beating, the pain and blood loss draining their strength, their hope... Soon, sometimes after 10 minutes of hell, their bodies give up.
This is mankind at its most iniquitous, its most ruthless. Perpetrators of such crimes have no sympathy or humanity. If their greed knows no boundaries then I say we build some, because these people are not human; they are less human than the animals they slaughter, and they belong behind bars.
We implore the Chinese ambassador of Australia to take a stand and help shut down these barbaric fur farms, to criminalise animal cruelty and severely prosecute all involved.
It IS probably inevitable that the People's Republic of China will have to criminalise fur farms eventually, due to the increasing promulgation of such injustices and resulting outrage. But we are not willing to just 'wait and see'. We CARE about what is happening to these poor animals and wish to hasten the onset of animal rights laws by spreading the word and demanding change. This petition may not make a huge difference, but it will supplement the growing support for animal rights world-wide, and further cajole China into paying attention.
This petition will end on October 4th, World Animal Day.
Cruelty towards animals is a common early symptom of Antisocial Personality Disorder (DSM-IV; Glayzer et al., 2002), and Psychopathy (Hare's Checklist for Psychopathy - Revised), and can escalate to violence against humans. Such behaviour should never be ignored.
PLEASE NOTE: I understand this issue incites a lot of tempestuous emotions, as it should, but please no racism or any other prejudice on this page. Just because this is happening in China, and many of us find their animal welfare policies lacking (to say the least), it can't be inferred that 'all Chinese people' abuse or don't care for animals. Racism only pollutes and detracts from our message.
Thank you for reading <3
Some have families, some are stray; all deserve our respect. We owe it to them.
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." - Edmund Burke, 1770
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man." - Mark Twain
[Above photo of dog post-torture provided by Swiss Animal Protection and EAST International]
Gleyzer, R., Felthous, A. R., Holzer, C. E. (2002). Animal Cruelty and Psychiatric Disorders. The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 30(2), 257-265. http://jaapl.org/content/30/2/257.full.pdf
Update #1Posted by Katherine Lee (Campaign Leader) on Mar 18
We made it to over 10,000 signatures!
That's a pretty impressive achievement.
I appreciate how much you all care about this issue, but let's raise the bar higher: keep signing, sharing and hopefully we can make it to 6 digits - the more signatures, the more likely we're to make an impact!
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