Two hundred Chinese animal activists made a courageous stand on Friday to block a truck filled with hundreds of dogs being transported for slaughter for fur and meat. These heroes blocked the truck on a busy suburban Beijing highway and did not give up for 15 hours until they negotiated the release of the dogs for $17,000. They risked prosecution and prison. Canada does not have any laws in place to identify the fur used in trinkets, trimming and other merchandise. China dog and cat fur is often dyed and sold as faux (fake fur). The bill to ban the import of cat and dog fur was passed in US but not in Canada. China’s deal to import seal meat would have been jeopardized. Let the government know we do not support products of horrific animal cruelty and abuse.
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- - April 14, 2012 at 07:34:06
This is awful, but we should ask a pertinent question to ourselves. Where does the meat come from which we buy in the supermarket? Factory farming contributes (collectively) to more suffering among sentient life than probably anything throughout history. To speak out against this story and not take action personally, in your own life, regarding animal welfare, is inadequate and ineffective. We, as human beings, are better than this.
- No Cruelty to Animals
- - January 19, 2012 at 13:30:52
This is absolutely cruel and inhumane to do to animals. A law should be in place to prevent acts like this from happening. It is animal cruelty and should not be allowed!!!!!! We spend useless money on killing living animals for their fur but yet we don't have enough money to feed the poor or help the homeless. I am ashamed to even think of myself as a Canadian. The government has done a lot of stupid, horrible stuff before but this is appalling. There's no doubt in my mind that if I could choose to live anywhere in the world right this second, it would not be in Canada.
- - October 23, 2011 at 10:56:20
good to see the bleeding hearts still got lots of grass
- - October 2, 2011 at 18:49:20
I hope our Federal Gov. will take a stand on this. This is cruelty, Quite a few years ago I read a report that China also used cats as a food product in their cusine! I don't know if it's true or not but I've never eaten Chinese Food since. I also wouldn't eat anything made with Rabbit.
- audrey gallant
- - September 13, 2011 at 04:51:17
more than absolutely disgusting --IT IS SO UNBELIEVABLY SAD THAT WE AS CANADIANS HAVE CONTINUED TO LET THIS GO ON IN 2011 ----PLEASE EVERYONE CONTACT THEIR MLA TO TRY TO RIGHT THIS INSANE WRONG THAT WE CONTINUE TO LET HAPPEN TO OUR FAITHFUL FRIENDS
- Debbie Horne
- - August 31, 2011 at 19:50:27
Absolutely disgusting........If anyone wants to see how disgusting it really is they should Google &animal abuse in China*.....it is unbelievable in this day and age this type of cruelty exists.......Canadians should be outraged that we support this......I can hardly believe it.........When it comes right down to it, we should not support China at all but I know this is unrealistic but please Canadian Government look into this. Please stop supporting this cruelty... Everyone complain to their MP about this.......For the animals.
- - August 4, 2011 at 09:59:41
This is horrible, I can't believe any reasonable person would think this is ok. As a Canadian I do not support this, and hope we pass the bill to Stop this!
- - July 31, 2011 at 16:40:58
@joan mac dougall....actually God is part of the problem, not the solution, when it comes to cruelty to animals. The Bible promotes the idea that animals are here *for* us to do with as we need, they don't have souls, etc.
- donna gregory
- - July 19, 2011 at 01:24:34
i m a animal lover ant think how people are so crule.how can canada just stand by and let this happen.i just couldn,t emagen sitting down to a feed of the family pets or giving the kids toys thats made from the fur of our pets wheres the morals in this contry of ours we are so proud to call ours
- jacinta deveaux
- - June 12, 2011 at 12:23:26
How truly God awful, this should never be allowed by what we so call a civilized country. SHAME, SHAME to all involved in this hideous practice! Hats off to the protestors!
- Lisa Thompson
- - June 1, 2011 at 13:45:09
I am humiliated to be Canadian! This is horrific!
- - May 14, 2011 at 17:34:41
I think every MP in Canada who allows this horrible practice to continue should be given a video of the skinning alive of hapless dogs to watch with their children and grandchildren. They should be shown for what they truly are. Complacent and guilty of supporting cruelty.
- - May 14, 2011 at 17:27:28
As a Canadian living in USA I am horrified that Canada allows this. I have seen the videos and read description of the stealing and raising of dogs and cats to skin alive. Apparently skinning alive does not damage the fur!! One video showed a dog wagging its tail in a cage thinking it was getting out when the man approached. Instead he grabbed it by the foreleg, probably smashing it and proceded to skin it alive. I could watch no more but if Canada 's seal killing policy is keeping these horrors in place, perhaps it would be better to just put all the Newfoundlanders on welfare and gain some respect in the rest of the world. What if this was your dog or pet. Bet government would not be so spineless then. Those 200 Chinese are brave souls. Shame, Shame. Shame Canada.
- - April 27, 2011 at 10:09:04
This makes my stomach turn. It's hard to believe this world continues to permit this kind of cruelty. We need to bring attention to the plight of these animals. China continues to be one of the most backwards countries in the world while Canada watches and endorses.
- Brenda Armour
- - April 26, 2011 at 12:25:12
A comprehensive article has been published on The Telegram regarding the violations of the Seal Hunt. Interesting that China has laws to protect their wildlife but not companion animals and Canada has laws to protect companion animals but wildlife and factory animals are not protected
- Chairman Mao
- - April 25, 2011 at 15:30:03
That previous post was about a Chinese restaurant tin Edmonton. Just google animal cruelty in China and see what you find. Does anyone remember the tainted pet food they sent to market a few years ago, killing thousands of pets in the U.S. and Canada? Boycott any and all products coming from this country at least until they smarten up and get their act together. This may mean not shopping at Wal-Mart or at least checking to see where products are made before you buy them. Write your MP, do something. This cruelty must be stopped!
- Chairman Mao
- - April 25, 2011 at 14:38:58
Coyotes, not dogs, found in freezer of restaurant The Edmonton Journal EDMONTON -- Autopsies have determined animal carcasses found last week in a freezer of a restaurant were coyotes, not dogs. The carcasses -- skinned, gutted and frozen -- were found Nov. 4 in a walk-in freezer at Panda Garden Seafood Restaurant. John Lear, a spokesman for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, said a scientist with the fish and wildlife forensic laboratory completed the autopsies Monday. Bob McClymont compared the carcasses with scientific literature on wolves, dogs and coyotes, Mr. Lear said. He drew his conclusions after measuring the length of different bones, and the positioning and size of the animals' teeth. It is illegal to sell the meat of any wild species in Alberta. An investigation into the discovery continues.
- - April 23, 2011 at 19:44:46
I just don't see anything wrong with dog and cat fur, especially if the animals are used for meat as well. I understand that some people are against the use of any animal for our food or clothing and that is their opinion. However, if we think that using cow leather and eating chickens is fine, what is the rationale for criticizing the use of dogs and cats this way?
- CHERYL PICARD
- - April 23, 2011 at 08:40:33
I am ashamed to be a Canadian. This is barbaric and should be stopped immediately. I am with you Tracye, I will be infront of that truck too! I saw one of the video's you described and I could only watch a couple of secs b/f I turned it off, It was so horrific. It shook me to the core, I had nightmares. The people who support this practice are sadistic and the gov't in Canada should do what is right and pass this bill pronto!
- - April 23, 2011 at 01:33:12
There were two private member's bills in the House of Commons that would have banned dog and cat fur (Bill C-439 and Bill C-618), but these bills are now void because of the Spring 2011 election. Once the election is over, our non-profit organization The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals will be lobbying for MP's to reintroduce these bills into Parliament. Each year approx 2 million dogs and cats are killed for their fur overseas. You can learn more about the dog and cat fur trade, and other cruelty associated with the commercial fur trade on our website - and what YOU can do to help. www.furbearerdefenders.com Thank you for caring!
- charlene sjoberg
- - April 22, 2011 at 18:42:56
Many countries, including the U.S. and the European Union has banned dog and cat fur-but NOT CANADA! Some think it is because we continue with the slaughter of our seals so can't tell China they don't want their fur skins! THIS HAS TO END!!! PLEASE fight for BILL C-439 and BILL C-618 which will prevent the mislabeling/non-labeling of fur (even so-called "faux-fur" which can just be dyed and processed REAL FUR) into Canada!!! What happens to these dogs/cats are horrifying, cruel and inhumane!
- - April 22, 2011 at 17:19:36
Anyone who supports the fur trade is unknowingly supporting this too. China is a huge buyer of our beaver and seal and our government does not want to risk that relationship. It is not fair to rest all of the onus on China when our own government is part of the deal. Even when the Canadian Minister of Trade has been confronted with requests to impose a ban, he has hidden behind the Fur Council of Canada (which is nothing more than a fur marketing group and NOT affiliated with the government) and their promotion of the these atrocities. Talk to your politicians and let them know you do not support the fur trade!
- - April 22, 2011 at 16:06:58
It is too bad i have to remain courteous because i sure don't feel like it. Have you ever watched the horrific videos of these animals firstly being transported in the conditions unbearable to ANYTHING ! Then brutalized before they are killed because of the Chinese religious belief that the more TRAUMATIC OF A DEATH THEY RECEIVED BEFORE DEATH the moister their meat is ???? Then tied up by one leg and skinned alive while they squirm from the tail to the head, then their still alive mutilated body is simply thrown on a pile to die amongst his mates. It is absolutely the most horrific thing i have ever seen, do these people have ANY MORALS because we here in Canada just don't think so, and i for one will be at the FRONT OF ANY OF ANY TRANSPORT TRUCK here in Canada and will stop them too ! Grow up China this is the year 2011
- Paola Gavino
- - April 22, 2011 at 14:31:10
Please ban the bill to import dog and cat fur from China. We as consumer have the right and we do not accept this or any other kind of animal explotation. Cats and dogs are companion animals how come to use their furs????????????