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Shocking: The Brazen Capture of a Dog in Broad Daylight in Guangdong

Posted: 05/22/2014 1:16 pm

[Warning: this post contains material that some readers may find objectionable.]

So, you’re a liberated, tolerant person. You are an expat who doesn’t bristle at the chainsaw revving of a throat about to be cleared of its long branches of phlegm, nor do you mind queue-jumping nor the running for empty seats on the subway. Hey: when in Rome, right?

So when you hear about locals eating dogs, the shoulder just shrugs. The dog is an animal just like a pig or chicken; its use as a house pet is simply an urban affectation.

VIDEO: Dog in Heshan, Guangdong Snatched in Mere Seconds

But, have you ever wondered where fine establishments that serve dog receive their stock? Is there a free-range puppy farm on the outskirts of the city where dogs are allowed to friskily prance all day in order to make their meat more tender?

Maybe, but then again maybe not. This GIF is from a post made on the Guangzhou Police Weibo official account:guangzhou dognapping cruelty animal rights

The Guangzhou police reported a dog went missing on May 20 between the hours of 5 and 10am, whereas the time code in the video plainly reads 9:51am on Thursday, February 6, 2014. With such a discrepancy, we can’t definitively┬ásay which is correct, but that the video footage certainly depicts a stray dog cruelly being┬ácaptured by a “poacher”, if the act of stealing free dogs from a public street in China is illegal (we’re guessing it isn’t).

We can’t say for sure what will happen to this dog. Maybe it will be given a new home at an orphanage. Maybe there’s a crisis involving a critical overabundance of sticks that need someone to play catch with. Or maybe it’s the culmination of our darkest fears.

Regardless, we don’t hold much hope for this dog’s future.

Photo: Weibo screenshot


Dog runs into Guangzhou subway tunnel forcing train delay

Posted: 02/19/2013 7:00 am

On Sunday morning, which for many was the first day of work after the Spring Festival holiday, Guangzhou Metro Line 3 was delayed for around 40 minutes after 7:20 a.m. when a dog ran into the tunnel, Yangcheng Evening News reports. The dog didn’t survive.

Initially, LED screens at stations along the line, which runs from Panyu Square to Tianhe Coach Terminal, said the delay had been caused by an “information failure,” but there was no subsequent announcement as many commuters returned to the surface to get a taxi.

One Panyu resident told Guangzhou Daily that his commute from Panyu Square to Xiajiao along the line usually takes 20 minutes. That morning it took over an hour, causing him to receive a fine for being late for work.

When the dog was found it had no collar and was feared dangerous. It was surrounded by Metro workers and beaten to death.

It is not yet known how the dog entered the tunnel, but a worker surnamed Ye said it was safe to say that it entered at one of the stations where the trains arrive on the surface rather than underground.

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