"Are you upset little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don't worry...I'm here. The flood waters will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow, and I will always be here to take care of you." - Charlie Brown to Snoopy (his companion Beagle)
Before selling dogs raised for their flesh, Chinese "farmers" beat them with clubs in the belief that their extreme fear will produce adrenaline rushes to flavor and tenderize the dog meat. Can things get worse for canines in China?
The September 12, 2012 issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery reveals a secret I had rather not known.
Scientists (Wang & Fang, et. al.) experimented on canine subjects creating acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in beagle dogs following endotracheal suctioning. I prefer to call the man-made torture Acute Respiratory Failure, or ARF.
The painful injury was induced in two dozen dogs by suctioning their throats, lungs, and tracheae and then applying oleic acid.
Oleic acid is a concentrated extract of olive oil (C-18, H-34, O-2) which is used to intentionally create severe lung and throat damage with accompanying edema and extreme pain to laboratory animals.
After the throats and lungs were partially destroyed, the dogs were then put on respiratory ventilators and various methods of artificially induced sustained inflation (SI) were assessed.
"SI in ARDS could improve oxygenation, lung compliance, and airway resistance, which was related to the improved degree of inflammation..."
PETA in China could free those enraged beagles from their cages so that they could apply each fang to the trachea and lungs of Drs. Wang and Fang. After witnessing the terrible trials men inflict upon dogs, will it ever again be easy to laugh?