Cat Cleanup: China culling pets to keep up appearances

Mikey 11 comments
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Cat Cleanup: China culling pets to keep up appearances

If you needed another reason to boycott the Beijing Olympics, consider this. In an aggressive effort to clean up the city in preparation for the games, hundreds of cats are being rounded up every day and sent to what animal welfare groups are describing as feline 'death camps'.

Residents are giving up their beloved pets because a government campaign warned of diseases cats carry and ordered residents to help clear the streets of them.

Animal campaigners are viewing this as another one of the extreme measures being taken by the communist government to give a squeaky clean impression to the impending visitors.

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Joe Marco

Monday 10th March 2008 | 11:22 AM

Those bastards.

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Jim- Just a Guy

Monday 10th March 2008 | 11:23 AM

That's just wrong wrong wrong.

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Monday 10th March 2008 | 12:03 PM

coming from a government where everything is censored to the max (including google), i am very surprised (and extremely disgusted) that this has been shown to the world media. i guess the fact that life, in no matter which form, is still meaningless. and to put such a fear factor into their own ppl shows what mass hysteria can do.
yes, animals can share disease with ppl (zoonotic) but is only a few diseases that can be transferred, and to treat animals in the manner they are being treated, with no level of decency or humanity is lower than a snakes belly. if in fact they are so very scared of a mass outbreak of disease, they should humanely euthanase these cats, not let them suffer as they are, especially the one with raging cat - flu pictured, which incidently is not zoonotic. or have a programme where desexing their cats and vaccinating is free or close too.
there is absolutely no reason at all that this should be happening. but it just goes to show you how controlling a goverment can be, and how ignorant its ppl are to follow

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Monday 10th March 2008 | 04:02 PM

wonder if many will end up on a dinner table in restaurants.....

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Tuesday 11th March 2008 | 07:17 AM

While this is pretty terrible, anyone who has been to the provinces of any asian country (china, philippines, singapore, HK, vietnam etc) can attest to the often overwhelming numbers of cats, rats (I'm sure there is a correlation between the 2) and all sorts of flea ridden animals.

In saying that, it is part of the culture.

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Tuesday 11th March 2008 | 03:12 PM

urm, part of what culture? i live in a "provinces of any asian country" and i don't see any "all sorts of flea ridden animals" running around being "flea ridden."

There are stray cats and dogs of course, but they are certainly not overwhelming the place. haha

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Marty Answerforeverything

Tuesday 11th March 2008 | 05:04 PM

Just because western cultures classify these animals as pests, oh sorry pets, does not meen it is wrong to cull overpopulating numbers of a species that has been causing problems in that part of the world for a long time.(Your Parents are coming to visit and its Time To Clean).Dont be so quick to judge,Rabbits Kangaroos and Dingos, ring any bells ,not nessesarilly pets but as viewed upon by the international community as beeing Icons or creatures that identify this great country of ours have and if not still are classed as pests and have been at the top of the culling lilst for decades.Cats are obviously a problem for them that needed to be adressed long before the international spotlight was cast.

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Marty Answerforeverything

Tuesday 11th March 2008 | 05:08 PM

backing up my new pal GONG,Im currently living in Singapore and i have to say that it is one of the cleanest countries in the world,I have not seen 1 cat, 1 dog, 1 fly or one mosquito and further more no rubbish on the not just taling about the touisty parts im talking about the places where westerners are vastley outnumbered.
we should be taking notes not throwing acccusation to the wind........

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Tuesday 11th March 2008 | 05:11 PM

Is that my bro Marty?! Hope Singapore is treating you well mate. It's fricking awesome isn't it? Now you know why I kept going back there.

PS: Unrelated note: It's our Sis's birthday yesterday - give her a call you slacker!

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Marty Answerforeverything

Thursday 13th March 2008 | 06:38 PM

Yes it is the one and only,Bro.Things are pretty good here,just wish i had more time to see the sights.I hope everyone is enjoying my unbias feedback,just getn board at work and want to mess with heads.Ciao from Singapore.

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Thursday 17th April 2008 | 03:36 PM response to this comment by Jake. culture shmulture. what about caring for the earth and its inhabitants. we all have a right to live healthy happy lives including our animal companions

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