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    While the West and China are coming together more economically, we should be conscious not only of their human rights record but also their animal rights.


    http://www.caft.org.uk/factsheets/cats-and-dogs.html

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    I had seen a piece on the news(forget which channel) about dogs in China being skinned alive for their pelts. The spectacle of a dog being half zapped in the head with a stun stick, skinned on the spot and then seeing the breath from it and its heart beat while hanging upside down was quite amazing.

    Only recently, I think it was last year was the tourist spectacle of feeding live cattle to packs of hungry wolves banned in the northwest of China.

    Makes fox-hunting seem very tame.
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    Glass houses, etc.

    Ireland is known as the puppy farm capital of Europe, breeding sickly, neglected and abused animals for the rest of the world, and that's not including the massive production of greyhounds who are mostly disposed of, and also the insistence of pet owners to not restrain nor neuter/spay their animals contributing to the almost 20000 dogs euthanised in Irish shelters every year! This doesn't include the ones found rotting in canals, rivers and tossed on the side of the road in black bags. Irish Greys are routinely rescued and sent to other countries such as the US, UK and Sweden because of the sheer numbers produced and disposed of in Ireland.

    As for cats -- there is no legislation protecting them (not even like the never-enforced legislation applying to dogs). Last year I had the opportunity to film a rescue group trapping a colony of cats to have them neutered. THe cats were very poorly and many were not health-recoverable and had to be euthanised to put them out of their suffering. They were all the result of "loving pet owners" who refuse to restrain or sterilise their animals.

    There are no wild or native cats in Ireland. They are all either domestic animals or animals that have strayed, been abandoned or are born to strayed and abandoned cats.

    Also the failure to restrain cats from roaming has resulted inthe loss of many songbirds in Ireland, who are native where cats are not.

    Yup, the Irish, champions of animal welfare the world over.

    The condemnation of China's animal welfare abuses is commendable, we need to be working on the situation at home too, where people are buying the products produced by china (inadequate labelling laws) and abusing animals here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flakie's signature
    He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
    Immanuel Kant
    Indeed, one thing virtually all serial killers have in common was torturing animals

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    Quote Originally Posted by badinage
    Quote Originally Posted by Flakie's signature
    He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
    Immanuel Kant
    Indeed, one thing virtually all serial killers have in common was torturing animals
    And perhaps a little more pointed:

    The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
    --Gandhi

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    Quote Originally Posted by flakie
    Glass houses, etc.

    Ireland is known as the puppy farm capital of Europe, breeding sickly, neglected and abused animals for the rest of the world, and that's not including the massive production of greyhounds who are mostly disposed of, and also the insistence of pet owners to not restrain nor neuter/spay their animals contributing to the almost 20000 dogs euthanised in Irish shelters every year! This doesn't include the ones found rotting in canals, rivers and tossed on the side of the road in black bags. Irish Greys are routinely rescued and sent to other countries such as the US, UK and Sweden because of the sheer numbers produced and disposed of in Ireland.

    As for cats -- there is no legislation protecting them (not even like the never-enforced legislation applying to dogs). Last year I had the opportunity to film a rescue group trapping a colony of cats to have them neutered. THe cats were very poorly and many were not health-recoverable and had to be euthanised to put them out of their suffering. They were all the result of "loving pet owners" who refuse to restrain or sterilise their animals.

    There are no wild or native cats in Ireland. They are all either domestic animals or animals that have strayed, been abandoned or are born to strayed and abandoned cats.

    Also the failure to restrain cats from roaming has resulted inthe loss of many songbirds in Ireland, who are native where cats are not.

    Yup, the Irish, champions of animal welfare the world over.

    The condemnation of China's animal welfare abuses is commendable, we need to be working on the situation at home too, where people are buying the products produced by china (inadequate labelling laws) and abusing animals here.
    What about your glass house Flakie, clubbing the cute little baby seals to death and the other Canadian government sanctioned atrocities :x
    Why don't you scoot off home for yourself and stop lecturing us.
    grrrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhirkov
    Why don't you scoot off home for yourself and stop lecturing us.
    oh stop it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhirkov
    Quote Originally Posted by flakie
    Glass houses, etc.

    Ireland is known as the puppy farm capital of Europe, breeding sickly, neglected and abused animals for the rest of the world, and that's not including the massive production of greyhounds who are mostly disposed of, and also the insistence of pet owners to not restrain nor neuter/spay their animals contributing to the almost 20000 dogs euthanised in Irish shelters every year! This doesn't include the ones found rotting in canals, rivers and tossed on the side of the road in black bags. Irish Greys are routinely rescued and sent to other countries such as the US, UK and Sweden because of the sheer numbers produced and disposed of in Ireland.

    As for cats -- there is no legislation protecting them (not even like the never-enforced legislation applying to dogs). Last year I had the opportunity to film a rescue group trapping a colony of cats to have them neutered. THe cats were very poorly and many were not health-recoverable and had to be euthanised to put them out of their suffering. They were all the result of "loving pet owners" who refuse to restrain or sterilise their animals.

    There are no wild or native cats in Ireland. They are all either domestic animals or animals that have strayed, been abandoned or are born to strayed and abandoned cats.

    Also the failure to restrain cats from roaming has resulted inthe loss of many songbirds in Ireland, who are native where cats are not.

    Yup, the Irish, champions of animal welfare the world over.

    The condemnation of China's animal welfare abuses is commendable, we need to be working on the situation at home too, where people are buying the products produced by china (inadequate labelling laws) and abusing animals here.
    What about your glass house Flakie, clubbing the cute little baby seals to death and the other Canadian government sanctioned atrocities :x
    Why don't you scoot off home for yourself and stop lecturing us.
    No country is perfect but jeez, what the heck is wrong with making valid points about a specific country? Respond in an adult manner if you yourself have any relevant points to make and you may earn some respect.
    We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when creating them

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    Quote Originally Posted by david
    Quote Originally Posted by Zhirkov
    What about your glass house Flakie, clubbing the cute little baby seals to death and the other Canadian government sanctioned atrocities :x
    Why don't you scoot off home for yourself and stop lecturing us.
    No country is perfect but jeez, what the heck is wrong with making valid points about a specific country? Respond in an adult manner if you yourself have any relevant points to make and you may earn some respect.
    Zhirkov has 'issues' with gay people and assertive women.

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    China's role in the turtle (for meat) trade is also an apalling indictment of their animal-rights record.

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