29 Jun '13, 10am

Police Seize Dogs from Loving Owners, Send Many to Be Dog Meat

Police Seize Dogs from Loving Owners, Send Many to Be Dog Meat

Beijing has become notorious for the extremely poor quality of its air , leading many to don masks and to be wary of venturing outside. But some residents of China’s capital city have found themselves having to stay inside for another reason. As of June 13th, the Beijing Municipal Police Department has been making it a policy to capture any large or “aggressive” dogs found in the city , according to an animal advocacy organization, World Grassroots Alliance for Paws in China (WGAPC). In 2012, about a million dogs were registered in Beijing. The city has long had a ban on dogs taller than 13.7 inches in the districts that comprise its center. On June 2nd, the police announced that they would actively enforce this law. Beijing pet owners were told they had ten days to relocate their dogs outside the city. If they did not, their dogs would be “retained” and private owners fin...

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