19 Apr '11, 8pm

Chinese Animal Lovers Save Hundreds Of Dogs Being Trucked To Slaughterhouse:

Chinese Animal Lovers Save Hundreds Of Dogs Being Trucked To Slaughterhouse:

Nearly 200 heroic animal lovers in China saved the lives of 580 dogs that were being trucked to a Beijing slaughterhouse for their meat. The courageous rescue demonstrated how a new middle class in Chinese society is changing how the country regards companion animals. The Associated Press reported the event began when a man spotted a truck at a highway toll booth, "packed with hundreds of whimpering dogs." The animal lover swerved in front of the truck to block it and then put out a plea for help on "Sina Weibo," a popular Twitter-like microblogging site. Nearly 200 people responded to the message and surrounded the truck for 15 hours. The group was finally able to negotiate with the driver to release of the dogs when they paid out a sum of $17,606. Most of the money was paid by a pet company and an animal protection foundation. The dogs, which were stacked on four levels ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/chinese-a...

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