To mark the start of the New Year, another big dog fighting event was held in Jishan, Shanxi Province. Chinese animal advocates have protested and called to write to officials at provincial level. Dog fighting is taking place throughout China and unfortunately still legal.
The website of Shanxi Government in Chinese
1 name/2 left click-Male*right click-Female/3 cell phone number/4 address/5 land phone number/6 email address/7 chose name of the leader-highlight the first one 李小鹏代省长/8 stay on right click/9 copy title as: 请制止和取缔山西愚昧残忍聚众赌博斗狗行为-Stop Dog Fighting in Shanxi Province /10 contents/11 stay as it is*means discloser/12 attach file if you like/13 tape the code showing on the right/14 click: send (left button)
Letter sent by Joy Gao:
Dear Li Xiaopeng, Acting Governor:
Please consider that the mob phenomenon of dog fighting is getting worse all over districts and counties in Shanxi province. These activities, which concealed gambling bet and violence causing, is in contrary to modern civilization. Shanxi Jishan repeatedly held several dog fighting activities annually, those poor dogs were bitten and bleeding with open wound. To abuse animal for fun not just poisoned public physical and mental health, also violate the spirit of Central to advocate civilization and harmonious society. Animal abuses reflect acts of violence catharsis and highly relate to crime activities. This open, public acts of violence, led to indifference of cruelty of generation of people who are imperceptibly influenced by what one constantly sees and hears . Especially it is incentive of bringing up youth crime tendencies. It has become the factors of social insecurity and moral collapse that cannot be ignored. We strongly appeal for the abolition of Shanxi brutal bloody dog fight activities, require the Office of the State Council put legislation against cruelty to animals on the agenda as soon as possible. To protect social security, people’s physical and psychological security. To suppress evils continue to expand and eliminate potential social security problems. We have to remove this obstacle of the process of China’s modern society.
There are so many variety entertainment for us now, why choose cruel bloody activities based on fratricidal fight and suffering of innocent animals! Today I’ve received shocked angry email send by friend from United States. These activities has seriously harm China’s national image. Please suppress and outlaw this ignorance cruel mob gambling dog combat, thanks!
the following link January 1, 2013, in Jishan County, Shanxi, West town, a picture of dog http://news.163.com/photoview/00AP0001/30714.html#p=8K6RL4VL00AP0001