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Guy Sees Truck Loaded With 1000 Dogs About To Be Butchered, Drives His SUV In Front Of The Truck To Stop It
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Guy Sees Truck Loaded With 1000 Dogs About To Be Butchered, Drives His SUV In Front Of The Truck To Stop It

Nearly 1000 dogs were cramped in wire cages and loaded in a truck, only to be transported to a slaughterhouse in Guangzhou, China. Luckily, brave locals and animal right activists managed to put an end to this horror, showing the world just how much we can do when we stand against animal cruelty together.

Peter Li, Chinese policy expert for Humane Society International (HSI), told The Dodo that this load of dogs was “the biggest we have ever seen.” The truck’s journey took 3 days, and it was so crowded inside, the doggies could barely breathe. It is estimated that around 30% of them died from horrible transportation conditions.

“The dogs suffered a lot due to high density,” Li said. “Disease has been spreading among some dogs.”

But it all stopped when one local man drove his SUV in front of the truck and asked the driver to show health certificates every dog sold for meat must have. The driver didn’t have the certificates for all 1000 dogs, as most of them were stolen from their owners or found as strays.

Suddenly, 100 cars and 300 people were there to support the dogs. They started feeding them, and, 10 hours later, the canines were freed. Now they’re safe and looked after by vets.

More info: Humane Society International (h/t)

Nearly 1000 dogs were loaded in a truck, only to be transported to a slaughterhouse

Image credits: Peter Li/HSI

Luckily, brave locals and animal right activists managed to put an end to this horror

Image credits: Peter Li/HSI

The protest started when one local man drove his SUV in front of the truck

Image credits: Peter Li/HSI

And asked the driver to show health certificates every dog sold for meat must have

Image credits: Peter Li/HSI

The driver didn’t have them, as most of them were stolen from their owners or found as strays

Suddenly, 100 cars and 300 people were there to support the dogs

Image credits: Peter Li/HSI

They started feeding them, and, 10 hours later, the canines were freed

 

Image credits: Shanghaiist

Some officials said that this load of dogs was “the biggest we have ever seen”

Image credits: Shanghaiist

Many of the canines died on the journey, but those who survived are in good hands now

Image credits: Shanghaiist

They are being treated by vets and volunteers and will be available for adoption

Image credits: Peter Li/HSI

 

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Lila Launehase
Community Member
5 years ago

I know, this will cost me some points again. But what you feel for these dogs now, is what I feel every day on german highways when I see trucks full of cows and pigs. Vegan-bashing in 3---2---1--- go!

Cecilia Aros
Community Member
5 years ago

I feel the same and gave up on meat for that reason, but it's still different to see strays and robbed dogs than farm animals.

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Shauday Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm a meat eater, and i do find it hard to press any argument that applauds this while i eat my chicken and cows. It's a social/cultural moral dilemma i have with myself. I try to mitigate how much i consume nowadays, but i'm not always successful at it. Seeing things like this give me a very visceral reaction to the meat business overall and it reminds me to be a better steward of my own effect on the planet it's fellow inhabitants. The biggest impact i can have on this right now in my life is deciding how i spend my money. I donate to these organizations and try my best not to avoid these kinds of articles (cases of animal cruelty) because they're "a downer." I have to keep my ear to the ground and try to do better with my own habits while giving some to make these peoples next action even more successful until the unlikely day that they won't be needed anymore.

Emily Softley
Community Member
5 years ago

Why is it that when lives are saved, people always ask why others aren't doing the same for other species.... Can't we just be happy that these animals were saved. In an ideal world no-one would hurt anyone or anything else. We won't ever live in that world, but I'm grateful these people are trying to make ours better.

Jake Schafer
Community Member
5 years ago

amen

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Lila Launehase
Community Member
5 years ago

I know, this will cost me some points again. But what you feel for these dogs now, is what I feel every day on german highways when I see trucks full of cows and pigs. Vegan-bashing in 3---2---1--- go!

Cecilia Aros
Community Member
5 years ago

I feel the same and gave up on meat for that reason, but it's still different to see strays and robbed dogs than farm animals.

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Shauday Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm a meat eater, and i do find it hard to press any argument that applauds this while i eat my chicken and cows. It's a social/cultural moral dilemma i have with myself. I try to mitigate how much i consume nowadays, but i'm not always successful at it. Seeing things like this give me a very visceral reaction to the meat business overall and it reminds me to be a better steward of my own effect on the planet it's fellow inhabitants. The biggest impact i can have on this right now in my life is deciding how i spend my money. I donate to these organizations and try my best not to avoid these kinds of articles (cases of animal cruelty) because they're "a downer." I have to keep my ear to the ground and try to do better with my own habits while giving some to make these peoples next action even more successful until the unlikely day that they won't be needed anymore.

Emily Softley
Community Member
5 years ago

Why is it that when lives are saved, people always ask why others aren't doing the same for other species.... Can't we just be happy that these animals were saved. In an ideal world no-one would hurt anyone or anything else. We won't ever live in that world, but I'm grateful these people are trying to make ours better.

Jake Schafer
Community Member
5 years ago

amen

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