05 August 2011

IFAW congratulates citizens of China for pressuring officials to cancel dog ban,cull

Government officials in the Chinese city of Jiangmen were planning to not only ban man’s best friend but also confiscate and cull dogs in three districts of the municipality due to rabies fears.

But thanks to intense public pressure, the ban has been lifted and the cull has been canceled.

"I am tremendously happy and proud to see that public uproar from within China stopped this unethical killing. In the past we were only able to stop some of the dog culls with international pressure," said Grace Ge Gabriel, IFAW Asia Regional Director. "IFAW stands firm with the millions of animal caring people in China who desperately want to see the country to promulgate animal welfare legislation—the most effective way to ban the culling of companion animals, once and for all."

More proof that when concerned citizens join together anything is possible.

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Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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