Horrific dog slaughterhouse gets bulldozed after dozens of lucky dogs are saved 

By on December 7, 2021 with 11 Comments

Thanks to a tip-off from concerned citizens, the quick response of our Chinese partners at animal group Vshine and decisive action by law enforcement officials, two illegal dog slaughterhouses in a northern province of China are getting permanently closed down and more than fifty dogs rescued from certain death. One facility—where Vshine members and police officers discovered shocking scenes of bloodstained floors, buckets of entrails and all manner of slaughter paraphernalia—was razed to the ground by bulldozers so that no animals would suffer within its walls ever again.

Both slaughterhouse closures, conducted in partnership with the authorities, were part of Humane Society International and Vshine’s joint anti-dog meat campaign, assisting local law enforcement agencies in their efforts to curb and eliminate this cruel and unwelcome trade that sees millions of dogs across China brutally killed for meat. The coordinated actions demonstrate the determination of many provincial authorities in China to bring dog meat traders, dog thieves and slaughterers to justice.

Most people across China don’t eat dogs, and increasingly we are seeing citizen outrage there leading to animals being rescued, as was the case with one of these slaughter closures.

Some of the rescued dogs have the signs of having once been someone’s pet. Vshine

The terror that these dogs must have endured is almost unimaginable. It is utterly heartbreaking to know that hundreds, if not thousands, of dogs would have been cruelly treated and killed at these facilities, many of them likely former pets stolen from backyards or their local neighborhood streets. They could have been snatched hundreds of miles away, packed into the back of a truck to endure a grueling journey before reaching these terrible facilities.

At dog slaughterhouses, dogs are routinely locked up in filthy cages to be pulled out one by one and bludgeoned in front of each other. The video report on the rescues is a chilling reminder of the cruelty these dogs suffer, canine body parts strewn across the floor and even dog skins and pelts likely for sale in the local fur trade. This is an unusual low for China’s dog meat trade. Yet in north and northeast China, it’s not unheard of for the dead dogs to be skinned and their fur to be sold as footwear and gloves at local markets.

The dogs are recovering at Vshine’s shelter in northern China, which is supported by Humane Society International. Vshine

The over 50 lucky dogs who were rescued from these two slaughterhouses are now recovering at Vshine’s facility supported by Humane Society International and in other rescue group shelters. A number of them are German shepherds who could quite possibly have been guard dogs stolen from farms or factories, while others are golden Labradors, spaniel mixes and smaller dogs who have all the signs of having once been someone’s pet. The care and compassion they are now receiving will help to heal their physical and psychological wounds, and Vshine’s hugely successful adoption program will seek out new adoring families in China.

Vshine and many other Chinese animal groups are dedicated to ending the dog meat trade in China and helping animals escape the brutality. The campaign within China has already led to some milestone accomplishments such as the cities of Shenzhen and Zhuhai becoming the first in mainland China to outlaw dog and cat meat sales and consumption. China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs also officially announced that dogs are companion animals and not “livestock” for eating. But when it comes to saving lives, every single dog or cat rescued feels like a victory for China’s animal lovers who rush to the scene to help.

We are so grateful to Vshine and to the local law enforcement who saved these dogs from a terrible fate and closed down these slaughterhouses once and for all. For as long as we have such allies, there is hope.

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  1. Alan Alejandro Maldonado Ortiz says:

    Ya no podemos seguir abusando de tantos animalitos esto tiene que acabar no es posible las violencias más sufrimiento ni más dolor ya no más

  2. Jeane Camargo da Silva says:

    Parabéns e obrigada a todos os envolvidos nesse regate!!! Deus os abençoe ricamente!

  3. Marti says:

    THANK YOU for ALL you do all year long on behalf of animal!!! Kudos!

  4. Victoria Baynham says:

    I’m greatful for people standing upto animals rights breaks my heart deeply to think of the suffering these dogs endured the amount of them beaten skinned everything a nightmare holds ,it hurts to know not all was saved but its progress , the enjoyment and relief I feel knowing that something is getting done its bee along time coming the human mind is something else in the wrong hands ,but thanku from my heart I pray everynight hoping there will be more people standing up for animal rights ,god bless you and animals everywhere, were there light of protection.

  5. Maryanne Schafer says:

    I am not of any faith, but common sense if we are the more “intelligent” species and we are the caretakers of theses creatures, why can’t whoever is handling these creatures get this??? Does greed outway all of the horrors they see or it really doesn’t catch up to them. Do they sleep @ night? And how are the rescues of these animals are doing? I’m sure there have been many sleepless nights. It is wonderful that your organization is rescuing as many animals as you can, but this job should NEVER be.

  6. Tamara Morrison says:

    Every single dog or cat or wild creature rescued from the hands of Death, is a triumph over the horror that humans can condemn them to. Every successful mission is one step closer to a more humane world. There are many mountain’s to climb, but you beautiful and brave ‘mountaineers’ who go beyond the summit for their sake, are thanked by all the sentient creatures, for acknowledging their terror and torment, and I send a heartfelt thank you too, and wish you all the strength and conviction to continue safely in your mission.

  7. Mary Sutherland says:

    In my opinion, people who can inflict these unimaginable pains and suffering
    To these dogs and puppies, should be evaluated. I cannot imagine what the results would be.

  8. Ann Jacks says:

    Is there any way to put more pressure on foreign governments to outlaw the dog meat trade?

  9. Cheri says:

    I am totally devistated (sp) by the cruelty of animals that goes on everywhere! During pandemic, a caring group started w/task of “no one left behind”! Dog & cat rescues of animals far worse than what you see in other agencies that try to protect animals! This brings to mind, a video I saw of dogs mouths and feet tied together, thrown into crude carts on way to market! Samaritan’s would “pay” the owners whatever they had, to free them! You cannot unsee that picture once you’ve seen it? Thank you for all you do! I literally pray to the Lord when I am out, “please no cruelty”!

  10. J. Wilde says:

    It’s all horrifying. Killing, slaughtering all animals. This world also belongs to Animals. This is their world too.
    Animals are 100% capable and do indeed have emotions, LOVE, heartache grief, fear. Pain. They are more beautiful Inside their soul than most human
    beings. !!
    This is true !

    This is heartless.

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