After seeing cats, dogs and birds butchered and sold as food, 10 college
students got down on their knees to plead for clemency for the animals at a
market in Changchun, Jilin province, on Saturday.
Despite temperatures as low as -27C, the students begged for half an hour
until the slaying stopped.
"We hope we can stick up for the poor animals and urge more people to join
us to protect them," Yu, one of the student's leaders, said.
http://www.chinadai ly.com.cn/ cndy/2008- 01/18/content_ 6403020.htm
CHANGCHUN, CHINA - JANUARY 12:
A student from the Northeast Normal University wears a cat mask as he
demonstrates with other students behind cages full of partridges to be
slaughtered at a market on Taibei Street on January 12, 2008 in Changchun of
Jilin Province, northeast China. The animal market mainly sells cats, dogs,
rabbits, partridges and other small animals for eating. Some of the students
knelt outdoors in temperatures reaching 27 degrees centigrade below zero in
protest to the slaughter. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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Events of the day:
[Poster's Note: The following is a Google translation of a page
(http://www.capa. ngo.cn/web/ view.php? tid=185&cid= 1) from the CAPA site,
listing the preparation for and sequence of events at the protest. The
translation is not great and some words do not make sense, like 'vinegar',
but the main gist is understandable.
The protest is referred to as a 'performance' .
At the end of the article, there are links to photos taken of the protest.]
January 12, 2008 "for the animals plead for - as we all will be painful
2008-01-16 Source: CAPA Author
Time: January 12, 2008
Location: Main Street in Changchun City of Taipei City Pigeon (Maorou
Subject: help plead for the animal - we will be painful will be the same
Forms: performing acts
Objective: To play the best interest of the cat, took the animal to speak of
animals to the continued survival and suffering from the strong desire to
awaken people's wish of compassion, and to cherish their own health.
January 7th East Asia Economic News in Taipei streets exposed to illegal
slaughtering Maorou 
January 9 CAPA Forum Waterloo Friends "Clockwork insect" Posting a call to
January 10 CAPA Working Group and the East Asian journalists contacted
preliminary understanding of the situation and keep in touch
The Working Group began planning activities, development planning in 
January 11 preliminary preparatory working group activities: planning the
training, materials preparation, recruiting volunteers
East Asian journalists to contact the police, the activities of the day so
as to avoid accidents, and actively link government departments
At 8:00 on January 12 journalists and police hurried to the scene, Maorou
traffickers cats are slaughtered at the end of activities, see  Album
8:40 volunteers arrived, a clear division of labor, goods, for refitting
9:00 activities begin at the end of activities, see  Album
Illegal operators have fled the scene
Several female volunteers who see Maorou linked to the slaughter in the
railings of the cat skin, aphonia tears
Activities at the beginning of the cat..(untranslated Chinese character
here) at minus 24 degrees Celsius, the temperature only, wore a "Refusal
Qimiao vinegar" T-shirt bearing in Maorou plead for the slaughter Nanjian
Begin to capture the whole process --
The performance ended around 9:30 acts
Maorou trafficking volunteers to grant the leaflets, maintaining friendly
There is a special barbecue shop selling cat that never vinegar
Around 10:00 conclusion of the event
 "dozens of cat mutilations were made by the barbecue Ruchuan"
http://news. qq.com/a/ 20080107/ 000249.htm
Http://news. qq.com/a/ 20080107/ 000249.htm
 "Clockwork insect" Posts
http://www.capa. ngo.cn/bbs/ read.php? tid=1026
Http://www.capa. ngo.cn/bbs/ read.php? tid=1026
 activities in the planning
view.php?tid= 184&cid=1 View.php? Tid = 184 & cid = 1
East Asian economic news reporters and other staff members who
CAPA Clockwork insect Forum User
All those involved in the activities of the volunteers
All the support and help of friends, activities
Activities Album 1:
http://picasaweb. google.com/ ChangchunAPA/ 2008112
Http://picasaweb. google.com/ ChangchunAPA/ 2008112
Activities Album 2 (Zhenru, bloody scenes):
http://picasaweb. google.com/ ChangchunAPA/ 200811202
Http://picasaweb. google.com/ ChangchunAPA/ 200811202
Changchun Animal Protection Alliance:
http://www.capa. ngo.cn/web/ index.html
It appears the Changchun Animal Protection Alliance has been criticized by
some members of the Chinese public (or/and media) for the Taibei Street
protest. When you visit the CAPA site http://www.capa. ngo.cn/, you see an
entry page answering the criticisms. (The page has a photo of a kitten at
These are the criticisms:
-CAPA only cares about companion animals, not other animals.
-CAPA only cares about animals, not people.
-CAPA is distracting students from their studies.
-CAPA lost face by kneeling down in the market.
The following is a computer translation of the original webpage. A computer
translation does not do justice to this well thought out and expressed
statement, but it is better than nothing:
"Plead for the animals" Statement
Recently, the CAPA Taipei streets in Changchun city held to plead for the
The main purpose of this activity is to plead for the adoption of a cat,
took the animal to speak of animals to the continued survival and suffering
from the strong desire.
CAPA hope that people wake up to this event the mercy of the heart, at the
same time called on people to cherish their own health.
Here, we would like to thank all those involved in animal care, support the
protection of animal friends, is precisely because you have Changchun animal
protection network, we can successfully plead for the completion of the
activities for the animals.
For some friends plead for the activities in the points raised by the
dispute, and we hope that through this declaration to be clarified.
1, CAPA is not only concerned about companion animals, sheep, cattle, pigs
We understand that concern AIDS patients who do not indicate that they are
not concerned about orphans, the same understanding, care for cats and dogs
does not mean that it does not concern other animals.
CAPA has always advocated treating all animals, but the refuse cat meat
eating activities at this stage of our work.
Grateful for the views of friends, we in the future will be more concerned
about breeding animals.
At the same time please everyone can understand the difficulties we have at
this stage, due to lack of funds forces, and lack of government subsidies,
we can not be exhaustive.
Resist dog meat eating the activities at this stage we started with the
easiest, with only a small amount of money, and completed more productive
Believe that in the next plan, CAPA all members would be willing to do more
to advocate for the protection of animals.
2, it was stated that: 'People's problems do not have solutions, who cares
about animals?' Concerned about animals and we believe that the problem does
not solve the contradictions, but complementary.
The animal protection movement vigorous development is representing the
Chinese society's progress, also is the symbol which the people's thought
progresses. At present, China's national markedly improved the living
standards, and even some of the major urban China has been very close to the
living standards of developed countries. However, we work to protect
animals, but with the developed countries are thousands of miles apart. Now
is the best time for the development of animal protection, we have to catch
up the gap with the developed countries.
We do not believe that China will have to wait until all issues are resolved
only after they turn animals solve problems. In fact, with the animal
protection as important as protecting people. Not only because we like
animals and enjoy life on this Earth rights, and protection of animals
equivalent to the protection of human. Many zoonotic diseases, can be
adopted to prevent the protected animals. The cat meat eating activities, we
have not only to protect human thousands of friends, but also in order to
protect human health and prevent people from eating the meat without
quarantine. Cat meat for human consumption biggest hazard is infected
parasitic diseases, particularly toxoplasmosis infection, roundworm,
Trichinella spiralis, tapeworm disease and the risk great.
Another example, SARS has given us the lessons of history have been very
heavy, because people eat wild animals, and with the atypical pneumonia.
Globally killed 919 people, the mainland of China killed 349 people. This so
many deaths, as well as the atypical pneumonia on our national economy and
the impact of the tourism industry, it is distressing. Therefore, the
protection of animals is also in the protection of Chinese people. Certainly
not let the whole world know who the Chinese people in the country and the
black market sale of wild animals, it has greatly reduced the image of the
Chinese people. In fact, we are equally concerned about the people's state
of health, advocate a civilized, raising cats and dogs, companion animals
for vaccination, not only for animal health, but also to people's health.
Thank you for supporting our work, and create a civilized society, in order
to animals as well as to our own.
3, it was also said: 'The university student should study well'. We believe
that participation in social activities in CAPA is a practice of learning.
First, we believe that these activities do not conflict with their studies,
just as long as the timing reasonable, and participation in social
activities on college students is a good exercise. Many students feel that
the community after school books to the theoretical knowledge of the
community with a difference of many practical applications, but also for
organizational activities, as well as the ability to feel insufficient
speech. Can participate in and organizes protect animal's activity in the
university, itself is to student's own quality is one kind of exercise. --
Secondly, and this is of great significance to public welfare activities,
each of the students on animal love, for these precious lives, within our
power to do every thing is the bounden duty of a college student. We all
understand the importance of ethics, it was said, on a shelf life of
flowers, good or learning ability is like a flower opening of the lush,
fertile land as moral, if there is no fertile land, will be only
4, some people think that the way to kneel is improper.. In fact, as long as
it can do something for the animals, we are willing to make a small
sacrifice. Their lives are more important than our face.
Perhaps some people think this way improper, but if we put ourselves to
think that, if we are animals, to see so many human beings killed our
friends, but not any resistance capacity, perhaps Guiqiu is not enough to
express the desire for survival? We do not have law enforcement powers, but
also do not advocate the use of violence, acts only through the arts,
publicity effect. If passed this way we can wake up some people no longer
massacre animals, animal abuse, if through our activities have caused
everyone's concern, felt the desire of animal life, also gave a love to love
animals, if adopted. We call on more people to participate in these
activities, then we will do it, because life is more important than face.
Have also proved that, through our activities have a lot of good feedback,
so our activities is effective, meaningful.
Finally once again thank you for your attention CAPA friends, thank you for
your support of animal protection work done by all!
Changchun Animal Protection Network (CAPA)
January 17, 2008