Target: Xi Jinping, President of China
Goal: Implement anti-animal cruelty laws in China
Animal rights abuses are increasing at an alarming rate in China, where a lack of anti-cruelty laws leave animals unprotected by the legal system. In China, only a few endangered species are protected, while pets and farm animals are left vulnerable to acts of cruelty. Many Chinese citizens as well as the international community are calling for an advancement in animal protection laws due to the prevalence of public torture and killing of pets.
Recently, a woman posted photos of a kitten she had bought earlier in the month and then brutally decapitated in her bathroom. The photos were uploaded to a popular Chinese blogging site, Weibo. When the photos went viral and she was highly criticized, she claimed to have been intoxicated and angry at her father for engaging in an extramarital affair.
Earlier in the same week, a man was fired from his job at an animal shelter in Hangzhou province for killing seven of the dogs in his care. Like the lady, this man posted images of his cruelty, including one of him lifting a young puppy over his head before smashing it on the ground like a barbarian.
The previous week, a city management official in Beijing beat a citizen’s dog to death in front of him with the help of four other onlookers when the owner was unable to produce registration papers for the pet. When the man explained to officials that the dog was new and its registration was pending, the official executed the dog regardless.
In order to put an end to these cruel and sickening acts, China must implement laws to protect pets and animals raised for food. Chinese and international culture is advancing to a point where compassion and respect toward animals is more important than ever. Your signature will demand that protections be implemented to reflect this increasing desire for anti-cruelty laws in China.
Dear President Xi Jinping,
A woman recently caused public outrage when she uploaded photos of a brutally dismembered kitten that she had bought earlier in the month. In the same week, a man was fired from an animal shelter for killing seven of the dogs in his care. The previous week, a city official in Beijing beat a dog to death on the street in front of its owner.
Instances of animal cruelty in China are increasing in frequency and becoming more public. In order to prevent future incidents of this barbaric cruelty, I ask that laws be implemented to protect pets and farm animals from brutal torture and mistreatment.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Krzysztof P. Jasiutowicz via WikiMedia Commons