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Animal protectors stopped a truck carrying hundreds of dogs from Beijing to the Northeast Highway

May 2011

Animal rights activists in China have rescued nearly 500 dogs destined for the dinner table after stopping a truck carrying the animals.

They bought the dogs from the lorry driver for $18,000 (�11,000) following a stand-off by the roadside involving the police.

The animals are now recovering at a compound on the outskirts of Beijing and at a number of animal hospitals around the city.

The incident illustrates how a growing number of Chinese people now view dogs - and cats - as pets rather than protein.

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full story:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13268235


story at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/aftter-15-hour-standoff-activists-rescue-580-dogs-_-a-sign-of-chinas-growing-animal-activism/2011/04/19/AFzPtP5D_story.html

After 15-hour standoff, activists rescue 580 dogs - a sign of China's growing animal activism


In a rare show of public activism in China, over 200 internet savvy animal rights activists waylaid a truck and rescued 520 dogs en route to a slaughter house.

Alerted on their microblog networks by a fellow activist who forced the truck to stop, the activists rushed to the Tongzhou section of Beijing-Harbin expressway and blocked the vehicle from moving for over 15 hours.

After seeing the blog, hundreds of animal activists began arriving at the scene with mineral water and food. Some celebrities and foreigners were also rumoured to have shown up, official 'Global Times' reported.

Their presence jammed the highway temporarily and forced police to shut down a nearby exit, the report said. The "seize" ended after police brought about a compromise following which an environmental conservation foundation agreed to partly fund to buy the dogs for about 115,000 yuan (USD 17,606).

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full story:
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/154497/chinese-rights-activists-save-520.html


Update-Breaking News - Animal protectors stopped a truck carrying hundreds of dogs from Beijing to the Northeast Highway.

From: catsprotector@gmail.com 西娅

April 16, 2011

Animal protectors stopped a truck carrying hundreds of dogs from Beijing to the Northeast Highway.

Over 500 caged dogs in a truck have been rescued successfully on April the
16th-17th 2011, after around 15 hours of long negotiation between police,
quarantine inspectors, truck drivers, and animal protection volunteers, from
yesterday afternoon to early this morning. 100000.00 RMB has been paid to
the truck driver (~US$15000.00), the 500 dogs have now been released into
the warm hearted animal lovers' hand in Beijing, and the dogs are being sent
to the vet to have a heath check up.

Future, we still have long way to go, let's go together!

Great thanks and appreciations go to the media, the animal protection
volunteers from various protection groups, the government officers, and the
loving individuals.

Best wishes

Joy Gao

Link of BTV: <http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/SDOPec3sTt0/>
http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/SDOPec3sTt0/

以下是Chris刚写好的英文通稿,请广为转发:

Friday, April 15, 2011

6:31 PM (ongoing story)

Breaking News

This afternoon, a group of animal protectors stopped a truck carrying
hundreds of dogs from Beijing to the Northeast.

Several of the dogs were already dead, the remainder were suffering in the
heat and cramped conditions.

Activists arrived on the scene and immediately began providing relief to the
dogs, dousing the truck with water and checking the conditions of the dogs.

Activists and relevant authorities are currently negotiating with the
drivers of the truck to have the dogs released into the care of various
protection groups.

Up-to-the-minute updates can be seen at this Sina Microblog: <http://t.sina.
com.cn/1688433045> http://t.sina.com.cn/1688433045

Chris Barden

Location:

JingShen Highway,

Huo Xian Exit (about 15 minutes by car from downtown Beijing)

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