Wednesday, August 02, 2006

China + PETA = Odd Couple?!?

Well, in my last post, I was called conspiratorial but in this case, it's pure down, right socialism. China is now killing dogs off to destroy the rabies rampage running throughout the country. Covered here, the article goes into great detail how China is not only killing dogs, they're paying off the citizens to do it first.

Apparently, the country has a problem with rabies and instead of countering the problem, they're erasing the source:

A county in southwestern China has killed as many as 50,000 dogs in a government campaign ordered after three people died from rabies, official media reported Tuesday.

The five-day massacre in Yunnan province's Mouding county spared only military guard dogs and police canine units, the Shanghai Daily reported, citing local media.

Dogs being walked were taken from their owners and beaten on the spot, the newspaper said. Other killing teams entered villages at night, creating noise to get dogs barking, then honing in and beating them to death.

If this isn't communism at it's finest, I don't know what is.


Gayle said...

This makes me almost physically ill, Mr. Tastic. I absolutely love dogs. The Chinese are so incredibly stupid and heartless to be dealing with it this way. What a bunch of morons! That is not how a civilized country deals with rabies... but then I guess the catch phrase here is "civilized" isn't it?!

I have to let you know that I would visit far more often, but I'm having a problem loading your page. When I do get it loaded sometimes I can't get into the comment section. My slow dial-up is probably part of the reason. I have trouble with other sites that have two sidebars on them. But I didn't used to have this much of a problem. I believe the increased internet activity due to the war may also be a factor.

This morning I tried twice, but I finally made it! :)

Patty said...

Wow. I had a smart remark. My hubby had a rude remark so I will just say. How stupid what about the rodents and other mammels that carry rabis. Shhsh

Neo-Con Tastic said...

Well Gayle, I'm glad when you do stop by and yes, this is ridiculous. They're murdering pets of their own citizens to battle rabies.


Patty, I couldn't agree with you more. This won't solve anything but who's to stop them.

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Ohhhhh, that must be why I am foaming at the mouth so much lately. *Burp* Excuse me, I just at the New China Buffet...

Oh shit.