We cannot begin to explain how much Chinese animals need our help. Animal rights  activism in China is on its early infancy, but growing at an amazing speed. For now,  animals in China are suffering horrifically, and desperately in need of our help. Cats and dogs are skinned or boiled alive to be served in restaurants.  Below are several samples of "click & send" letters, it will only takes you a few minutes to send them.

This letter is addressed to Prof.ChangJiewen in China who had the initiative to come up with a draft of Animal Protection Law submitted to the Chinese government in April, 2010.  As expected, it was not approved.  It is not known whether he is still pursuing a revised document.  Feel free to write to him anyway. http://www.antifursocietyinternational.org/emailchinalaw.html

Stop the torture of animals for fun in China:

Stop American Rodeo in China:
American Rodeo was ready to go in China, but thanks to pressure from our groups in
China, and our efforts in our part of the world, the rodeo was "postponed" over a year
ago.  Feel free to keep writing to make sure that it will never get ready to be back.

Please write to the Guandong authorities, asking them to stop this horrific practice. NOTE:  Since this information may bring emotions to a high level, it is very important to do one's best to keep the messages polite or efforts to help those most unfortunate beings maybe in vain.  Feel free to use the letter below, edit it or write your own.  The important thing is to make it sincere and polite on behalf of the defenseless.  Click on this link to send the letter.  If the link is not working, please copy the text and emails below and send it through your email:  http://www.antifursocietyinternational.org/emailchina.html

Guangdong provincial goverment:
Email: 110@gdga.gov.cn

Food & Drug Administration Bureau of Guandong:
Emails: ywts@gzfda.gov.cn;  xzts@gzfda.gov.cn

Guangdong Foreign Affairs Office of Guandong Province
Tel: (8620) 81218888   
Fax: (8620) 81218569    
Emails:  waiban@gz.gov.cn;  webmaster@gdfao.gov.cn

Dear Sir or Madam,

Newspapers worldwide are reporting about the extreme torture of cats that are skinned and then boiled alive by butchers in Guandong. Thousands of cats are sold to the Guangdong restaurants, and most of these cats come from other provinces where cat nabbers have become infamous all over China, terrorizing cat owners who fear that their cats may be stolen to be sent to Guandong restaurants.  The shocking side of this story that's making human beings all over the world shiver with indignation is that cats are skinned and dismembered alive, and still alive when thrown into boiling water to finally finish a most hellish suffering with their last breath. 

It is with profound distress that I am writing to you regarding this most Inhumane treatment of cats and ask you wholeheartedly that you put a stop to it immediately.  The West is horrified by so much vileness, and this will certainly not be a postcard that China would want for the world to see.  It is because of these practices of a minority that the important and rich Chinese culture and history have become so stained and repudiated by most countries which have adhered to humane laws to protect the most defenseless members of our planet:  the animals.  It will not be difficult for China to adjust to this new era since most Chinese people abhor these extreme cruelties. The minority in your society who delight themselves on this type of cruel bloodshed are a few and they will only destroy China's respectability around the world.  Surely, not all Cantonese are proud of the smell of blood tainting their culture and history.

Quoting General Secretary Hu Jintao on December 18, 2008 commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the reform:  "the spiritual poverty is not socialism," can be translated also for non-humans as these practices are certainly a great poverty of spirit and one that will bring shame to the Chinese civilization.  It is now a good oportunity to follow on his Excellency Hu Jintao's footsteps to a rich and spiritual socialism.

Respected Guangdong Provincial party committee, the provincial government, Guangzhou Municipal party committee, the municipal government leads:  These acts have driven people around the world beyond their limits of forbearance. There is nothing that should justify such horror, let alone something as selfish as the culture of food based on the suffering of the innocent and the defenseless.

I appeal to your conscience and the compassion that you surely have in your hearts, to put an end to so much suffering inflicted upon the most defenseless members of your society:  the animals.   Please make it illegal for butchers to inflict so much pain and agony on the voiceless and defenselss animals.  Please investigate these atrocities, and  forbid any food and beverage that is based on cruelty, and capture and destroy the suppliers and sales of live animal companions for food, immediately.   Modern laws and regulations must be instituted immediately to avoid this type of traffic and the extreme suffering involved with it.    No nation should have to be embarrassed of their own country because of a minority that can only bring shame and disgrace upon itself.  It would be to the great advantage of China to put an end to this horrific treatment of animals to show the world that it is also compassionate and civilized, and has the ability to be an effective part of the third Millennium.


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Protest decries custom of eating cats
No law says it is illegal to eat cats
Last Edited: Thursday, 18 Dec 2008, 8:06 AM EST
Created On: Thursday, 18 Dec 2008, 8:05 AM EST

By GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press Writer
BEIJING (AP) - A southern Chinese province must stop the "shameful" and "cruel slaughter" of cats for food, a group of more than 40 animal lovers in Beijing said Thursday as they unfurled banners in a tearful protest.

Thousands of cats across the country have been caught in the past week by traders and transported to Guangdong province to be killed for food, said the protesters gathered at the Guangdong government's office in Beijing.

"We are very angry because the cats are being skinned and then cooked alive. We must make them correct this uncivilized behavior," said Wang Hongyao, who represented the group in submitting a letter to the Guangdong office.

The protesters urged the provincial government to crack down on cat traders and restaurants that serve cat meat, although no law says it is illegal to eat cats. It has long been common for cats and dogs to be eaten in some parts of China and in some other Asian countries.

The demonstrators held up banners saying "Cooking cats alive! Shame on Guangdong!" and "Resolutely oppose cruel slaughter" as they met with a representative of the Guangdong office.

Calls to the Guangdong provincial office in Beijing rang unanswered, while the government news office in the province refused to comment.

The protest was apparently in response to Chinese media reports in recent days that carried pictures of furry felines peering out through bamboo crates and metal cages, apparently en route to Guangzhou, Guangdong's capital. Other pictures show cats being skinned in restaurant kitchens.

About 5,000 cats were sent from Nanjing to Guangzhou, while cats from Shanghai, Hangzhou and other places were also being rounded up, the Chengdu Business Daily reported last week. The paper said people in Guangdong eat 10,000 cats a day.

No reason was given for the increased media coverage, or if there has been an increase in cat meat consumption.

Many of the protesters in Beijing were retirees who said they have been caring for strays cats. The protesters said they believed that some street cats in Beijing, "especially the fat ones," have disappeared and were likely nabbed by cat meat dealers.

"These cats, they are like our children," said Cui Qingzhen, a 56-year-old woman who said she has been feeding street cats for six years. "We can't let these people do this to them."

The demonstrators also noted that a virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS, is suspected to have been spread to humans by civet cats, mongoose-like animals considered a delicacy in southern China.

SARS was first reported in Guangdong in November 2002 and killed 774 people worldwide before subsiding in July 2003. In 2004, Guangdong banned the raising, selling, killing and eating of civet cats.

"Haven't they learned from SARS that some animals just shouldn't be eaten by humans?" Cui said. "Ask the Guangdong people: What else must they eat?"


Associated Press researcher Xi Yue contributed to the report.

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