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Periodically, Animals Asia learns of government-organised dog-killing campaigns in China. Many of these killings are in response to outbreaks of human rabies or to archaic dog control regulations that do not allow dogs of certain sizes and breeds into public areas. Once these orders have been given, we often see many thousands of dogs brutally slaughtered by gangs of killers using wooden batons to chase and bludgeon dogs to death.
Such archaic dog-population control is not unique to China and is seen in many cities across the world in response to rabies deaths. More than 3,000 people die from rabies in China each year and Animals Asia understands the need for the Chinese authorities to take action to protect the people from dog bites and further rabies deaths. However, the inhumane and irrational methods being practiced are not effective and simply not acceptable. For more information click here.
What we are doing
Animals Asia works with regional governments to address these issues and encourage the development of humane dog control regulations to benefit people and dogs alike. Through regular dog management workshops in China plus meetings with government representatives responsible for the management of dog populations, we are promoting the value of responsible dog ownership, neutering, licensing and vaccination as effective ways to manage dog populations in a humane and effective way. We are also encouraging the development of dog breeding licenses to minimise over breeding and abandonment of unwanted dogs. For more information on our approach click here.
We also provide advice and support to both animal protection groups and regional governments on the management of dog and cat shelters. For more information click here.
How you can help
Write a letter: Animals Asia never underestimates the power of the written word, and while a single letter or email may not seem like much, the collective expression of many people's opinions can help bring about real change.
We urge you to do all that you can to encourage the Chinese Government to ban the consumption of dogs and cats nationwide. Please write a polite letter to the Chinese Ambassador and send it to the main embassy address in your country. Embassy addresses can be found here.