PETITION TARGET: Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director George F. Gao
Officials were directed to needlessly and horrifically kill companion animals in the Anci district of China following a government-ordered “complete culling” of animals in the care of COVID-19 patients, according to Business Insider. The order came four months after reports spread that China was killing dogs and other house pets in pursuit of its COVID-zero goal,.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said there is a low risk of companion animals passing COVID-19 on to humans. Yet in a cruel and unusual attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Anci District of Langfang City, Hebei Province — citing a communication with the Langfang CDC — issued an order for the “complete culling of indoor animals” belonging to coronavirus patients who tested positive.
It was unclear how many animals were killed before the cull came to an end; however, dogs and cats across China have reportedly endured senseless killing since the start of the pandemic amid baseless transmission fears.
It’s too late to save the innocent animals who have already lost their lives. But such brutal, blanket killing must be banned.
Sign our petition demanding that Chinese officials cease from issuing such disturbing, ineffective orders against innocent animals — or their beloved guardians, who must be missing their comfort and support in difficult times.