35 Stolen Dogs Rescued from Chinese Dog Meat Gang

35 Stolen Dogs Rescued from Chinese Dog Meat Gang

On July 23, Chengdu police officers were able to rescue and relocate 35 dogs from the residence of gang members who had stolen the animals and intended to sell them for slaughter. Several of the dogs were still wearing collars upon recovery, and a number of others appeared pure-bred, indicating to police officers that the animals had previously been companions, and were stolen from residential homes.

All of the dogs are still very frightened and in need of varying levels of medical care. Animals Asia and The Sichuan Qiming Animal Protection Centre (SQAPC) in the Sichuan Province have teamed up to treat them. Once the animals have fully recovered from their ordeal, the groups intend to begin searching for the dogs’ previous owners, or placing them in new forever homes. The gang members’ identities have not be publicly revealed.

In the Sichuan Province, located in southwest China, recent surveys have illustrated that the trade and consumption of dog meat is relatively uncommon, although the region has not be without incidents in the past several years. In 2011, almost 800 dogs were rescued after an animal-rights protection group received word that the animals were being shipped to restaurants in the nearby province of Guangxi, where dog meat consumption is significantly higher.

Yulin, located in the same province, is notorious for its annual Lychee and Dog Meat Festival where, despite worldwide protests, up to 10,000 dogs are consumed over the course of the 10-day celebration. Both live and dead dogs are sold at the festival, and the former are frequently seen hanging from vendors’ stalls. Supporters of the festival claim that all dogs involved are killed humanely, but photographs of the event depict otherwise. Multiple frightened dogs have been seen crammed together in tiny cages, and are then subjected to horrors ranging from fatal beatings to live boilings.

While the 35 lucky dogs at the SQACP will not have to endure such tragedies, millions of others undoubtedly will. Click here for additional information regarding the Chinese dog meat trade and how you can help

Also, please sign LFT’s petition to pass the congressional resolution to end the dog and cat meat trade worldwide.


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    Thank you God!!! Now these precious pups can have safety and those who had homes can get back to them. People, for the love if God, please keep your dogs indoors and when you let them out to do their business, then stay the hell out there with them and come back indoors together!!! And, never leave them out when you are not at home!

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  2. Nina Council

    All of the dog meat businesses in Korea, China, and other Asian countries must be outlawed, those businesses are brutal, disgusting, so cruel beyond comprehension. One wonders what those involved are teaching their children, this creates sadistic, mentally ill humans where all must be ban. The truth is that humans need not really eat any meats at all but rather live on plant based diets, and live perfectly healthy lives.

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  3. Karen LoGrasso

    The Chinses will eat anything that moves. This primitive race has not grown in centuries.

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  4. Julie Fowles

    I’m glad they were rescued but how many more haven’t ,some are ppls pets ,how is it ever Gona stopped there needs to be a complete ban on selling dog or cat meat it’s horrendous in 2017 this is still happening

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  5. linda

    This is insanity this truly has to stop and don;t care what race we are, colour we are, male or female doesn’t matter where we live around the globe. The human race has become such killers, no remorse, no shame. But there are some of us left that has feelings. Thank god for the animals as we struggle to fight for your land and freedom. We are on your side got to believe that there is still hope.

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  6. L

    Good……but what about cats? they eat cats too, but noone seems to care about that, it’s always only about dogs.

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  7. irene leggett

    CHINA and the gut-wrenching cruel CHINESE masses torture, kill and eat any species that walks, crawls, swims or fly. They DO NOT give a damn about anything living creature and are genetically bred to have NO compassion, NO decency, NO integrity, NO empathy and certainly NO MORAL ETHICS WHATSOEVER.

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  8. Sheila

    This practice of eating dogs should be banned,this practice in the East is morally and ethically wrong.

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  9. Cecilia

    Just don’t understand how people can be so cruel. They should have to endure some of the same treatment given to the dogs or put in jail indefinitely with very little care or privileges.

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  10. Margaret

    I can’t for the life of me understand why civilized countries continue to do business and trade with these sick s.o.b until they start acting like human beings.

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  11. Julie gifford

    Thank you,for helping,those animals.i been spreading the word.prayers and a big thank you.

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  12. Sarah

    Thank you for rescuing these dogs, at least it’s 35 that won’t have to suffer anymore. This disgusting trade breaks my heart.

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  13. susana

    Lamentable que las personas sean así pero ya nadie respectad ni tiene valores esto es un acto de personas salvajes sin ningun concepto de civilización

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  14. monica

    glad to hear of the rescue of these 35 pooches. but why are the gang member’s identities not publicly revealed? What or who are the authorities trying to protect?

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