Animal activists stage protest in Beijing against China’s barbaric annual dog meat festival which sees tens of thousands of canines beaten to death and cooked

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By TRACY YOU FOR MAILONLINE |

“Nobody will die if dog & cat are taken off the menu!!!”

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  • Around 30 animal campaigners carried out the protest today in bid to stop Yulin dog meat festival in China
  • The controversial festival sees as many as 10,000 animals butchered and eaten on summer solstice  
  • A petition signed by over 11 million people has been submitted to the authority, animal charity claimed
  • During the event, activists called Yulin in rural Guangxi Province a ‘scumbag’ and ‘a total embarrassment’ to China
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A group of animal activists staged a protest today in Beijing in a bid to stop a Chinese dog-eating festival set to occur later this month.

This must stop: A group of around 30 animal activists staged a protest today in Beijing in a bid to stop the Yulin dog meat festival

The demonstration, initiated by three animal protection groups, submitted a petition allegedly signed by over 11 million people, calling on the Chinese authorities to end the Yulin dog meat festival.

The annual festival, which takes place in south China’s Guangxi Province, sees tens of thousands of animals beaten to death, cooked and sold on the market to celebrate summer solstice.

Around 30 activists carried out the protest outside of the Yulin government office as the petition was presented to the authority by three animal charities: Humane Society International, VShine and Beijing Mothers Against Animal Cruelty.

Pictures from today’s event show animal campaigners, many of whom brought their own pet dogs, holding signs saying ‘Scumbag of China’ in English and ‘Shame on Yulin’ in Simplified Chinese.

Wendy Higgins, the Director of International Media at Humane Society International, said over 11 million signatures had been collected worldwide through the internet to demand the festival to stop.

The petition also included signatures gathered by four other international animal welfare organisations. They are RaiseURPaw in Canada as well as the Duo Duo Project, Care2 and Avaaz from the United States.

The petition has been accepted by officials from the Yulin government in Beijing, according to Ms Higgins.

Peter Li, the China Policy Expert at Humane Society International, attended the protest in Beijing today.

Mr Li told MailOnline:

‘There was a huge presence of police, but our hand-in went very peacefully. It was a great feeling to join with our Chinese partner group activists in Beijing today, there was a tremendous sense of determination to get our voices heard to the global media, and to let the world know that many people across China want the brutal Yulin dog meat festival shut down.

He added: ‘We gave a show of strength and defiance against the dog thieves and the blatant animal cruelty, to say loudly – you will not steal our best friends! 

‘I hope that the authorities listen, they really should do as the strength of public upset about Yulin and the trade here in China is really growing.

‘Next stop for me is Yulin, where I have been a number of times before, for the grim task of visiting the slaughterhouses before the festival starts.’

329f258d00000578-0-image-a-62_1465547648595Sickening feast: Residents in Yulin tucked in their dinner made with dog meat during last year’s festival. Many of the animals, which were caged and beaten before being slaughtered, are thought to be stolen pets!

Xu Yufeng, founder of Beijing Mothers Against Animal Cruelty who were also present at the protest, said: ‘Yulin is a total embarrassment to China. 

‘Its failure to stop mass dog slaughter and mass dog consumption shows that the local authorities are not doing their job to protect the people, especially young children.

‘We urge the Yulin authorities to stand on the right side of history and to end the “festival” in the interests of public security, food safety, social morality and China’s reputation.’ 

Another member of the protesters, Pan Danyang from China-based small animal protection group VShine, said:

‘This is the third year of our participation in the nation-wide campaign against the Yulin dog meat festival. ‘Since we have over the last few years helped accommodate dogs rescued from the dog meat trade, we know Yulin’s dog meat market relies on dogs from suspicious sources. ‘I hope that Yulin authorities will take actions to stop the dog trucks from going into their city so that the mass slaughter on the summer solstice day won’t happen.’

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Visitors play with rescued dogs at a shelter ran by Yang Xiaoyun in Tianjin, China, July 8, 2015. Yang said she spent 300,000 RMB (48,248 USD) to purchase 500 dogs to rescue them from dog meat dealers at Yulin’s annual dog meat festival last month. She keeps more than 1,000 dogs in her shelters, mostly abandoned or she purchased from dog meat traders. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

 

To learn more & signn other petitions, please visit the following, just a handful of sites that contain very informative material:-

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UPDATE: Memphis Man Who Killed Puppy By Trapping It In Dishwasher Sentenced To Prison

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Posted: April 5, 2014

A Memphis man accused of putting his puppy, Daisy, into a running dishwasher has pleaded guilty of felony aggravated animal cruelty.

27-year-old Marcus Curry of Memphis has been sentenced to 16 months in prison. Aggravated animal cruelty can mean six-year prison sentence.

Marcus Curry of Memphis

Contractors doing work at the Eden Watersedge Apartments saw a German Shepherd puppy on an apartment porch. The puppy didn’t have water so one contractor told the Memphis man he needed to take better care of the puppy, reported WREG News.

The contractor said Marcus then took the puppy inside and about an hour later he witnessed Curry carry a duffle bag outside and put the bag in the dumpster.

One of the contractors, Henry Jones, who had given the puppy water earlier told WREG News, “I was thinking to myself ‘That must be the dog. I unzipped the bag and saw the dog and it was wet.” The puppy was dead. Authorities were notified. Curry was arrested.

According to a police affidavit, at one point, Curry told police officers he didn’t ever put the puppy into the dishwasher but that he did put the dead puppy into a bag and throw it into the dumpster.

Fox News reported that a witness told police that Curry admitted putting the dog in the dishwasher and saying he “left it in there too long.” The Memphis man eventually told police he did put the puppy in the dishwasher but only to keep it from going to the bathroom on the floor, reported WREG.

However, witnesses told the Memphis police that they saw him put the puppy in his dishwasher, turn the dishwasher on, and leave the dishwasher running.

A petition with 24,164 signatures on causes.com asked prosecutors toProsecute and Jail- Marcus Curry over the killing of his German Shepherd puppy.An additional petition with 7084 signatures on causes.com asked the Attorney General to “Give Marcus Curry maximum sentence for brutally killing Puppy!

Curry was also charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty by the grand jury according to the Shelby County District Attorney. The misdemeanor charges alleged Curry left the same puppy tied to the porch last June for several days with no noticeable food or water. Police said Marcus was also up on fraud charges for allegedly using his great aunt’s credit card without her authorization in the amount of $600.

Despite pleading guilty to the charge, in August of last year Marcus wrote a public testimony where he claims he is innocent:

“Imma real peaceful guy, that only wont to be a good farther, friend, brotha, sister, lover, husband, im not a dam D*M DOG KILLA. a lot of people lied on me, wat if it was da other way around and it happen to each and ever last one of yall. Everybody dat really knw me, knws wat kind of person I am. All my life in Memphis just been h*ll yall, cant trust a soul, not even yo own gurl smmh. So fb this is my testimony, and no matter wat happen I just wont yall to knw the truth, Memphis will make you look like a convict just to get paid, turn your good life into stress and pain. I tried my best and da lord knw I did, but sum reasons im allways around devils!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

The public, however, is furious with the Memphis man.

The incidents allegedly occurred between June 18-26 at Curry’s apartment in the 2800 block of Meadowlake Drive.

He was indicted in October, but was not arrested until earlier this year when he was found at a motel. Shelby County District Attorney, Amy Weirich said the Memphis man pleaded guilty to felony charges of aggravated animal cruelty for killing his puppy by putting it in the dishwasher, The Jackson Sun reported.

News Link:- http://www.inquisitr.com/1201360/memphis-man-who-killed-puppy-by-trapping-it-in-dishwasher-sentenced-to-prison/#HZhJF3VuQqAgZyHJ.99
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Memphis Man Accused Of Putting A Puppy In The Dishwasher

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A maintenance man in Memphis, Tennessee made a grisly discovery this week when he noticed a trash bag inside a dumpster and opened it to find a dead puppy.

He immediately alerted police, and after an investigation, authorities were able to piece together a shocking and offensive act of animal cruelty.

Marcus Curry

Apparently, twenty-seven-year-old Marcus Curry decided to stick the poor puppy in the washing machine for his own amusement, and not surprisingly, the little guy died during the cycle.

According to The Province, Curry denied putting the mixed breed inside the washing machine, but police have reportedly found two witnesses, one who says he actually saw the accused put the animal in the dishwasher and a second who claims the accused admitted he left him in there for “too long”.

Curry has since been charged with aggravated abuse of animals and is still being held on $40,000 bail.

There’s nothing that gets people riled up quite like child abuse and animal abuse.

As a society, we tend to sympathize with those who are least capable of protecting themselves, and whenever someone breaches that trust, we tend to respond with anger.

News Link etc.:-http://www.cinemablend.com/pop/Memphis-Man-Accused-Putting-Puppy-Dishwasher-57068.html

Acushnet, Mass. Police Investigate Animal Cruelty Case :Dead Pitbull Thrown Off Bridge In Plastic Bag

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VIDEO TO FOLLOW – THIS SICK MF THAT DID THIS NEEDS CATCHING – BEFORE HE TOSSES MORE DOGS INTO THE RIVER!!

“Come on people think, somebody know’s who this is! Somebody who is hosting dog fights & who throws the dogs that lose or the bait dogs; out like garbage! Any information you may have, please tell the Acushnet police or the Acushnet Animal Control.”

(NECN: Jennifer Eagan, Acushnet, Mass.) – Acushnet police are investigating a disturbing case of animal cruelty after a dead dog was found in a black plastic bag Thursday.

According to officials, the dog, a 4-year-old female pitbull, was found after a witness reported seeing a white male on the Slocum Street bridge push a baby stroller with a black plastic bag in it, then throw the black plastic bag over the bridge and into the Acushnet River.

Police say the bag did not go into the river but landed on the bank, where the dead pitbull was found inside.

According to a Acushnet Animal Control officer, the injuries on the dog consisted of dog bites, appearing as though the dog was being used in dog fights.

Police say the suspect is again a white male, and is in his mid- to late-twenties, and was last see running into New Bedford from Slocum Street and then south on River Road.

Acushnet police are asking anyone with any information about the owner of the dog to contact them.

Georgetown man sentenced to ten years in prison for killing his family’s dogs

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Calling the killing of two dogs “an act of an evil heart,” Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman inGeorgetown County, S.C. sentenced Bobby Joe McConnell on Monday to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine for two counts of the ill treatment of dogs.

McConnell pleaded guilty to killing two dogs who belonged to his relatives. According to abcnews.com, McConnell’s public defender told the judge his client had been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder and had been under the influence of alcohol on the day he killed the dogs.

Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman sentenced McConnell to ten years in prison for the ill treatment of dogs. Credits:   Georgetown County/abcnews.4

Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman sentenced McConnell to ten years in prison for the ill treatment of dogs. Credits: Georgetown County/abcnews.4

On July 2, 2012, a fisherman found a black Labrador retriever muzzled and tied with duct tape and left in a canal to die. Luckily after surgery to remove her spleen, the dog survived. The dog, named Dara has been in the care oSaint Francis Animal Care Center.

Two other dogs were not so lucky. Their bodies were found a few days later at the same canal. One dog had been duct taped in the same manner as Dara.

Saint Francis Animal Care Center will receive half of the $10,000 fine. McConnell has also been ordered to repay the shelter $1,872 for the cost of Dara’s lifesaving operation. Custody of Dara has now been awarded to Saint Francis Animal Care Center.

“It’s a fitting punishment for an awful crime towards innocent dogs. I just wish other judges would follow the footsteps of Judge Hyman,” stated Margaret Holman of Myrtle Beach. “Only when judges get serious about letting the punishment fit the crimes will animal cruelty ever be taken seriously.”

News Link:http://www.examiner.com/article/georgetown-man-sentenced-to-ten-years-prison-for-killing-his-family-s-dogs

Reston Zoo: Director Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty After Drowning Wallaby

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The former director of the Reston Zoo has pleaded guiltyto one charge of animal cruelty after she drowned an injured wallaby early last year, the Post reports:

Meghan Mogensen, 27, of Silver Spring, was sentenced to one month in jail and is barred from making decisions about the care or euthanasia of any animal if she serves as an animal caretaker or manager of a zoo or sanctuary. “WTF…she drowned a living creature, this sentence is pathetic, at the very least she should have been banned from being around animals for a minimum of 10 years. I wonder if someone else had done it; would they receive the same sentence?? Don’t forget her daddy owns the park’ perhaps they thought her father shouldn’t have had to deal with the stress of sacking his precious daughter!”

Under the terms of the deal, a second charge for possession of an animal euthanasia drug without a license was dropped. “One month in jail for an animal she killed… I just don’t get all these deals etc. Were talking about animal killers or abusers, some heinous sadistic killers, yet they seem able to get deals, why??? They get more deals on their prison terms & conditions, than decent animal lovers, get on their pet insurance…it’s crazy & a slap in the face at animal advocates!”

Mogensen had already been found guilty a court last year, but she appealed those verdicts. Last Friday she apparently changed her mind and opted to plead guilty. “So she is allowed to swap her mind as & when it suits? Then just decided that, actually she did kill the Koala by drowning it…makes me bloody furious. All this swapping  around should be considered into the trial, for wasting’s every ones time & money etc.!!”

Mogensen drowned the wallaby after it had been injured in its cage. While she originally claimed that she had euthanized it by injecting it with drugs, tipsters at the zoo told investigators that they suspected that she had drowned it in a five-gallon bucket instead.

At her trial last September, a former curator at the zoo testified that other animals had been killed in similarly brutal ways: in one case, chickens were fed to pythons. A year prior a researcher at the National Zoo was found guilty of trying to poison stray cats.

Mogensen’s father owns the 30-acre zoo, which is closed for the winter but is scheduled to reopen in March.

News Link:http://dcist.com/2013/01/reston_zoo_director_pleads_guilty_t.php

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