Lettre à adresser contre la cruauté envers les animaux en Chine (fourrure etc)
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Lettre à adresser contre la cruauté envers les animaux en Chine (fourrure
etc) A adresser au Comité organisant les JO
Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG)
24 Dongsi Shitiao Street
Beijing, China, 100007
ph: (8610) 64009185; fax: (8610) 64009229
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Honorable Officials of China:
I urge you to make enforceable animal protection laws a priority before the
2008 Olympics in Beijing. Please do not let China's notoriously inhumane
bear bile farms and live animal markets tarnish your image during the Games.
In particular, I implore you to immediately enact laws to ban China's
dog/cat fur trade.
Like many potential tourists, I cannot support a country that condones
animal abuse. Neither revenue nor tradition justifies the profoundly cruel
Chinese dog and cat fur trade.
UNACCEPTABLE: Up to 8,000 caged dogs and cats are stacked into a single
truck for cross-country transport without food or water. At an animal market
in Southern China, investigators documented 20 cats smashed inside one wire
cage and dead cats draped over cages. I've seen the video footage with my
own eyes: Live dogs and cats flattened inside cages the size of filing
drawers are tossed from truck beds on to hard pavement. Animals scream as
their paws are crushed. Workers pull them out with long metal tongs and
fling them over a 7 ft. fence. Some of these cats and dogs still wear
collars and ID tags, indicating they are stolen companion animals.
UNCONSCIONABLE: Chinese fur markets violently bludgeon, hang, electrocute
and strangle fur-bearing animals, including millions of cats and dogs. Cats
are choked in their cages alongside live cats. Dogs are hung from wire
nooses and slashed across the groin. At fur farms in Hebei Province,
investigators videotaped workers carving off skin and fur from alert dogs,
foxes and other animals. Some fully skinned animals continued to blink and
breathe spasmodically as their hearts beat for another five to 10 minutes.
DECEITFUL: Dog/cat items are deceptively labeled Gae-wolf, Sobaki, Asian
Jackal, Wildcat, Goyangi, Katzenfelle, or other names before exported
abroad. Unsuspecting shoppers purchase unmarked, dyed or vaguely labeled
boots, coats, linings, toys and homeopathic remedies.
I will not visit a country that brutalizes animals to decorate a sweater,
line a coat or become a trinket. This is the ultimate betrayal of creatures
who are instinctively trustworthy and devoted companions to people.
I stand firm in my boycott of Chinese tourism, commerce and the 2008 Olympic
Games--unless China makes visible strides to end the vicious treatment of
dogs, cats, bears and other non-human beings. Thank you for accepting my
comments on this matter of international concern.
*CHINESE DOG/CAT FUR VIDEO: