Chinese Police Beat Stray Dog to Death in Front of Its Owner

A homeless Chinese man sits on a curb while his pet dog lies lifeless beside him after being beaten to death by local police.

From Phoenix Online & NetEase:

Homeless Man Watches His Own Dog Beaten to Death By Police

March 4, in the afternoon, netizen “阆中网浩哥” posted a Weibo post claiming that such a scene happened at Sichuan’s Langzhong Tianshanggong Street intersection: a stray dog was beaten to death by the police on the street, with four pictures of the scene attached. From the pictures, a homeless man can be seen sitting on the curb, with an iron chain in his hand leashing a grey dog. Beside him are two men dressed in police uniforms holding a steel fork and shovel, in the process of beating the dog.

Police beat stray dog to death in front of the owner

Police beat stray dog to death in front of the owner

This reporter found the Mr. Wang who witnessed the above incident, who recalls that throughout the entire incident, the homeless man was silent. A few minutes later, police from nearby District Police Station arrived, and also asked the same questions [previously asked of him by city authorities], and still the homeless man said nothing. Soon afterwards, the police took out a steel fork from their vehicle and began striking the stray dog.

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The scene of killing the stray dog.

Police beat stray dog to death in front of the owner

A witness said: “After about 10 minutes and only upon seeing that the dog was no longer moving did the police stop.”

Police beat stray dog to death in front of the owner

Police beat stray dog to death in front of the owner

Police beat stray dog to death in front of the owner

Homeless man and his stray dog

The vagrant and his dog.

From Sina Weibo:

#With What Can I Protect You#

Yesterday, a cruel scene of police beating a dog on the streets played out in front of the Langzhong Hotel, captured on a mobile phone by a netizen and uploaded onto the internet. What’s most prominent in the photos is not the bloodiness but that this poor dog was leashed with an iron chain by a homeless man throughout it all, with the homeless man sitting there timidly, unable to turn his eyes away from the police beating to death the “companion” he had leashed right in front of him, with only helplessness in his eyes.

Announcement of Lang Zhong City Public Security Bureau

In response to the public outrage, the local public security bureau made a statement (shown above). Below is the translation of the statement:

Langzhong City Public Security Bureau

Response regarding the post “With What Can I Protect You”

On March 5th, text and pictures on Langzhong website forum concerning our bureau’s police officers killing a dog incited concern among netizens. After investigation and verification, we make the following statement concerning the situation and circumstances at the time”

On March 4th, around 4pm, police officers from bureau’s Xicheng Police Station rushed to the Tianshanggong district intersection after receiving a report. This area is a major artery entering the Langzhong Ancient City scenic area and adjacent to the entrance of Langshi Primary (school), where visitors and pedestrians travel frequently and students were almost out of school. The homeless man who held the dog did not respond to questions by the police and chengguan [city management officials], and bystanders reported that the homeless man had just been panhandling with the dog in shops along the street, which is very dangerous. Given that the homeless was not willing to cooperate, and in order to avoid innocent people being hurt by the dog, police acted in accordance with the relevent “public security bureau shall kill dogs illegally taken into public areas” provision of the “Sichuan Rabies Prevention and Control Regulations” and proceeded to put down the dog on the scene. The homeless man was taken away by chengguan on a car to the city’s homeless assistance center.

We sincerely thank netizens for their concern with and support in the work of public security, and sincerely welcome the supervision of every netizen. With regards to the comments by some netizens concerning how the dog was handled, we have sincerely reflected and concluded that in the future and in the course of our law enforcement, we will pay more attention to improving our work and methods, doing our best to safeguard the safety of the people.

Langzhong Public Security Bureau
2014 March 5

Comments from Phoenix Online & NetEase:

凤凰网广东省茂名市高州市网友:远山君

That was his only loved one [friend, family]!

凤凰网重庆市网友:忘不了的从前

Seeing the picture on the home page and then looking at the title, my tears started flowing. “Dogs” are man’s most loyal friend, and sometimes even human beings are not as good as them, so please treat them well. Those police who beat the so-called stray dog, its owner/master was just beside it, so how can it be a stray dog? “Stray dogs”, “stray dogs”, they also have no choice after being abandoned, just trying to survive!

凤凰网辽宁省网友:凤凰网友

One most helpless vagrant without any background [advantageous circumstances], holding the leash to a loyal companion, just what crime is there here? Does the balance of social order rest on a single dog?

凤凰网中国网友:手机用户

So cruel, it’s just a dog, but it is the only spiritual/emotional sustenance for the homeless man! I deeply despise [this]!

凤凰网北京市网友:手机用户

The dog could have been taken away before deciding what to do with it. To beat it to death on the spot is too violent and bloody. Give the homeless man a bit of money as compensation.

凤凰网北京市网友:手机用户

The way that police handled it not very appropriate, but the stray dog might bite people. There is danger in [the homeless man] taking the dog around begging for money.

凤凰网上海市闵行区网友:客户端用户

The crime is not with the dog but with how they handled the situation. Could they not have captured it and then dealt with it [elsewhere]? Did they have use such a simple and crude way of law enforcement as beating it to death on the street?

凤凰网广东省网友:客户端用户

Too cruel, could they not have used any other method? Such as taking it into a shelter. [The dog] was the vagrant’s only friend. When he is out there by himself panhandling, how many people are going to pay attention to whether he is hungry, or cold? But when he has this partner beside him, what is it then that you you all care about? Personally, sometimes people’s behavior is just like this poor little life.

网易山西省忻州市手机网友 ip:124.163.*.*:

Why kill the innocent little dog…

网易湖南省网友: [longkai0426]

The dog owner ignored the police’s questions and based on the vagrant’s economic situation, this dog couldn’t have had rabies vaccinations. I want to ask everyone, if this dog had bitten someone to death, what would you say?

网易河南省洛阳市网友 (221.13.*.*): (responding to above)

We didn’t say the matter should be ignored, but couldn’t the dog have been sent to a shelter, and even if it really had to be put down, was it necessary to do it like this in public with all these people around? Moreover, was the dog attacking people at the time? If the dog had gone mad and was biting whoever it saw, then I’d have nothing against killing it.

网易北京市网友 [1号地铁]: (responding to above)

Stray dogs are more clever and behaved than some pet dogs. Every day when I go to work, I see one. No matter what time I see them, they are all very calm, lying there quietly on the ground even in the rain, without the slightest potential for attacking people. Dogs are beaten because of their owners, this saying is exactly true. They [the police] were just bullying him because he’s a vagrant. If the dog’s owner had been a leader [government or business], forget about just sitting there, they could even strut into a hotel [no one would dare touch it].

网易广东省广州市手机网友 ip:119.33.*.*

It’s not like the dog hurt anyone. The two of them depend on each other, and yet [the dog] suffers being brutally killed. Did the police ever think about their conscience and humanity as they killed the dog?

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/VictimOfBoredom Matt

    It takes a big twat to kill a small dog.

    • Dick Leigh

      It took two of them 10 minutes…

  • YourSupremeCommander

    They failed to report that after these pics were taken and after the policemen had left, the bystanders all rushed in to grab the dead dog. And the winner had a delicious hot pot meal that evening. Y U M !

  • Guest23

    The man seems mentally-ill but still killing his dog like that on the spot is shameless, pretty damn outrageous how poorly the police handled this and made the man lose his companion while he and everyone else are still watching.

  • Rick in China

    It wasn’t a “stray” if it was leashed by it’s owner, regardless of the fact he was homeless – homeless people can own property and have companions just as anyone else, they just don’t own a home.

    This is a tough call – being that he didn’t comply with the police’s originally seemingly proper questioning and instruction, but the dog also didn’t exhibit any “dangerous” behavior – did it try to attack anyone? reports of public fear? If the dog was barking and trying to bite people that’s a different story – but in this case, it seems the police *wanted* to kill the dog and had the law as it was written to back them up in their intention. I suppose then we need to ask – so, if they had to as an obligation of their job remove the man and dog from the area, and the guy didn’t comply, what else were they supposed to do? Would we be seeing another article titled “Homeless man’s dog bites student walking home from school, family demands compensation and medical expense, homeless man has nothing.” in the article instead? And rather than netizens bitching about police, netizens bitching about homeless and demanding the PSB/whatever do their job and protect their children? Who knows. Tough situation.

    • nickhz

      you say that if the dog was barking or trying to bite people that this is a resonable reaction by the police?i’,m not attacking you i am just trying to find out if this is what you mean. because even if the dog was barking or trying to bite people they could have handled it diffrently. they had the dog on a leash already, they had it controled with a “halo” as well (the long pole with the control ring on the end) there is no reason whatsoever to do this. if it is a danger to people, put it in the back of a car or truck and take it somewhere to be put down like a civilized person. This really does show the difference in culture between that generation of chinese people and civilized people. It is also amazing that all of these people just stand around and watch. I don’t know what they could have done, probably nothing, but it is still disgusting.

      • Jahar

        That’s what I was wondering about. Was the dog doing anything to pose a threat?

      • Rick in China

        Police everywhere shoot dogs that are posing a physical threat or have the potential to bite them or someone else, or have already bitten them or someone else. This reaction is more barbaric – but police here often don’t have guns – and the ‘with a stick’ method has been already supported by the gov’t in the past so it seems to them, like an appropriate reaction. My connection at the moment isn’t loading _any_ of the images or videos, so if the videos show a different or include important details that make it much more of an obvious call, then I apologise – I’m just going off of the text describing everything.

        • nickhz

          again, i wasn’t attacking. just trying to understand your meaning. from what i understand the dog wasn’t a threat. the owner was not complying ( probably out of fear from the police) but the dog was not attacking anyone, they had the dog under control. i just think this is a horrible way to handle the situation. it is a perfect example of that generation of chinese people, i don’t mean to generalize, but they are a bad example for the younger generations here.

    • Teacher in China

      I’m with you up until a point. Even if this dog did need to be dealt with and they had given him many chances, etc., they didn’t need to beat it to death right in front of him. First, beating it do death is inhumane – slitting the throat is much faster. Second, it’s right in front of him and in public. Nobody needs to see that shit. Take it away from him and the viewing public and deal with it.

      • Rick in China

        I’m not trying to justify beating the dog to death by any means. I love dogs, even the scraggly ones… just saying that the position that they’re 100% in the wrong may not be accurate either, the way they dealt with it was wrong yes, but whether they had to kill it or not is the question I was hawing over..

    • Chris

      The guy didn’t answer their questions probably because he was hearing and speech impaired. There are quite a few people like that on the streets.

      • linette lee

        And if he is speech or hearing impaired, You wonder if he even learned the language as kid. How these people learn to communicate in China when they don’t have any special aid or school to help them. It’s not like they teach the disabled sign language. People don’t just end up homeless for no reason. There is reason why they are homeless. Most of the time has to do with mental or physical condition the prevented them from getting jobs.

        • Chris

          Actually, they do. Changchun University has an entire College dedicated to teaching the disabled. Visually impaired students learn massage (5 year program), and speech and hearing impaired students learn Sign Language as well as real world skills.

          • linette lee

            They have that kind of school and aid all over China for all Chinese? What is the percentage of disabled Chinese visual, hearing, speech impaired Chinese getting the aid and school? Out of how many?

          • Chris

            There are a handful of Colleges for the Disabled around the country. As for your other questions, you’ll have to ask the gubmint. I don’t know. I don’t teach the disabled.

    • don mario

      but who knows the full story? why the guy didn’t reply? what did they ask them? its chinese media, good luck finding a rounded story. the homless guy didn’t really look like the full ticket anyway.. makes it even more fucked up what they did.

      • Rick in China

        That’s sort of my point… there are too many questions left unanswered to make a rounded judgement, instead, we’re left with pictures of a poor dead little pup and an owner with seemingly nothing left, having his only companion ripped away from the world infront of his eyes. This is what we call a bleeding heart story, and while it certainly is sad, there is often much more to them than the sensationalised images which bring in views and clicks tends to suggest.

        • don mario

          this is china. the land of controlled media. and when you look at the official line from this story(not the ‘bleeding heart version’) you will see they did not write a whole lot of bad things about the dog or the owner. if the dog was aggressive no doubt it would of been used in the story to make the police side of things have a better case. as it stands we don’t know the full story but that is clearly because it will only make the police look worse.

          my guess to what really happened is the guy didn’t respond through to some disability, hearing or mute, or mental. a crack team of police beat a disabled homeless man’s dog to death slowly and incompetently over 10 minutes while the dog posed no threat. see, its even worse than the original story..

          • Rick in China

            Your pessimistic speculation is worse than the original story? Gosh, ya don’t say!

          • don mario

            there’s nothing pessimistic about it. its simply the most obvious conclusion to what may of actually happened given the limited information.

            speculation? i would call it reading between the lines. which is all you can do with such a controlled media that never dishes out the full story for obvious political reasons.

            any follow up on that kunming disaster? like, any actual EVIDENCE of who did it? you know, just a the small unimportant details? no. there isn’t any and there won’t be.

  • BrandeX

    So… is it stray, or owned by a homeless man? It couldn’t have been both.

  • comradewang

    Unless the dog is hyper-aggressive and constantly going after people, there’s no excuse/reason to beat the dog to death like that. Even if the dog was a threat, there are humane ways to do things. Why is there no animal control service in this day and age? The policemen are real cowards, I want to see how they would feel if someone else beat their beloved pets to death in front of them.

    I always tell myself that my homeland and her people are becoming more civilized and sophisticated, but I’m always disappointed when I see barbaric shit like this still happening. What a fucking joke.

    • maybeabanana

      People overly claim that they are sophisticated / civilozes but are more often animals. Ruled by fear and easily influence.

    • David

      Well, it is either be doing this or stop crazy men from stabbing their girlfriends to death in front of them, this is a lot more safe, and apparently for the policemen, more fun.

  • Q Ball

    to be honest tons of dogs in china are aggressive because owners do not care for them. but there is no excuse for these poor police practices.

    • linette lee

      .

    • linette lee

      All dogs need to be leashed when walking in the public. That’s the responsibility of the dog owners. Aggressive dogs that’s leashed with owners don’t bother anybody. Don’t go near it. If a leashed dog bite you, that’s a law suit you bring up against the dog’s owner. Repeat offender they might put down the dog.

      It’s aggressive but it’s leashed. There’s a owner. So it’s not a problem.

      I never see aggressive leashed dogs as a problem to the public. The big problem is vaccination.

      • Guest

        vaccination?

        • linette lee

          Like rabies vaccination.

  • Irvin

    lol People here know nothing about politics, why do such a stupid thing in public? Do it behind close door! Or if you need to do it public, use a stun gun then knife the dog like Ned Stark did and say a prayer afterwards, win more brownie points that way.

    • wnsk

      That’s why America wins.

      These guys should totally learn from the Gautemalan syphilis experiments, the Snowden scandal, and so many others. I mean, China wants to be a sneaky bastard, but it only ever manages to be a bastard.

      God bless America.

  • Mighty曹

    Another step back into UnCivilization.
    The dog appears to be quite obedient (in the last pic).

    • YourSupremeCommander

      All mob bosses are “family man” & “best dad” in front of their wifes, moms and kids, but you all know what they do for a living.

      Not saying the dog is an out of control dog, but one picture of him looking obedient does not mean his is obedient.

      • Mighty曹

        Look up the word appears and learn what it means.

        • YourSupremeCommander

          How someone or something appears in one context is by default how they would appear in all other contexts? How shallow and naive your mind lil brother.

          • Mighty曹

            Exactly. And isn’t that what you did? I merely said that last pic makes the dog ‘appears’ to be quite obedient. But you took that as it being obedient. Period. Now, what did you say about shallow and naive mind, ‘lil birdie?

          • JEEEEEEEEEE

            Stop crying

          • Mighty曹

            Buhuhu… I’m sorry for crying. STFU. How was I crying? “JEEEEEEEEE……” looks more like a crying bitch.

          • nickhz

            it’s beside the point… they beat a dog to death for no reason. if the dog was dangerous, why are there no photos of that? just a bunch of pus*y cops beating a helpless animal. absolutely no excuse.

          • don mario

            exactly, but it wasn’t even implied that the dog was violent. thats the obvious connection sane minded people would make when they see a dog killed. it simply was a stray that was not allowed into a public place because of a rabies law.

            how about making a fucking law to stop retards from buying ( and selling to) animals in china if they don’t have the brain power to look after it.

        • Irvin

          You made a judgement then back up your judgement with an opinion but are mad when someone call you out on that opinion? dude………..

          • Mighty曹

            If you know the history between YSC and I you would know this is how he and I exchange light hearted comments and rarely engage in any lengthy serious debates.

            You made a judgement that I was ‘mad’. Now back your shit up with an opinion. What was your assumption based on? Until then you’re just another prick eager to ejaculate.

      • don mario

        so where in the article does it say the dog attacked anybody? he didn’t as far as i can see. he was beaten to death because of being taken into a public place by the homeless guy to protect against rabies. its nothing to do with being obedient or not, its simply because it was a stray.

    • David

      You mean the one where he is playing dead? Oh…wait.

      • Mighty曹

        hahahaha…. that’s eff’d up.

  • linette lee

    This homeless man doesn’t look like a drug addict. A lot of homeless people have mental problem. Why don’t they take him and his dog to shelter? No shelter for mental patients or homeless? They should have something that can help him and his dog. In the shelter they can vaccinate the dog. It’s not that expensive. And the dog has a leash. It’s not like this man let the dog run all over the street. So this dog is not a stray. It’s his pet. Probably his only friend if he is mentally disabled.

  • ESL Ninja

    Disgusting. Absolute fucking cunts.

    • Irvin

      You should tour some slaughter house, I think you’re find it quite enlightening.

      • ESL Ninja

        I grew up on a farm, I have seen plenty of animals being killed and have killed a few myself, the big difference is that this was a pet that was cruelly beaten to death in front of his owner for nothing more than the enjoyment of a few people. What makes it worse is that this pet was probably his owners only companion.

  • ESL Ninja

    I would give anything for that vacuous twat that jumped the other day to be one of those cops’ daughter. Vile fucking scum. This is possibly one of the worst and saddest things I have ever seen. Cowardly fucking useless cunts.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      twat, cunt, fuck….. damn boy, you are on a roll today aren’t you?

  • YourSupremeCommander

    Where’s the “Confucius say…” chick? Did she commit suicide too?

  • lonetrey / Dan

    Break their fucking arms and hands.

    Those assholes need to be beaten as well.

  • maybeabanana

    I love how mrs. tomato and the old sack to the right of her makes a sad situation into a scenic chinese backdrop.

  • Misiooo

    These evil guys are obviously little Japanese!

  • David Webb

    while there is no excuse to violent kill the dog out in the open like the way they did in this article. If you ever been to China, you will know that the pet culture is still a developing phenomenon. Only recently did the Chinese gained enough wealth to own pets. Organization like the humane society of America is pretty much non-existence. And Chinese people don’t want to spend money to take their pets to the vet for check ups and proper training.

    So many of the dogs you see on the streets of China are extremely aggressive and sometime carry rabies virus that can kill you if you get bitten. So it’s a tough situation here. But the white people here will most likely put some extra sauce on top of this article to make Chinese look like shit cuz dog is a white man’s best friend. So they gonna be taking this quite personally.

    • wnsk

      What are you talking about. Chinese were one of the earliest people to domesticate dogs, and not just for work, but also as pets. Well yeah there are a lot of people there who don’t care for dogs, but there are a lot of people who do too. Wasn’t there an article some time back about this policeman who secretly released all the stray dogs that were rounded up (there was, I remember.) And also this group that totally waylaid a truck full of captive dogs and set them all free?

      • Guest

        Well, I was mainly talking about the time from 1950s to roughly late 1990s. The Chinese just didn’t have the economic capacity to own any pets. Like I said, there is no well structured organization like the Humane Society of America in China for stray animals. There is really no enforced laws to put people in jail for animal cruelty. While the Chinese have gained the wealth to be able to own pets, the moral obligation and everything that comes with pet ownership need a lot more time to re-learn, since you mentioned about how Chinese was one of the earliest people to own pets.

        As for the white people comment, i put that there just for the lulz. I got that comment from Floyd Maywether because he was talking about how Michael Vick got convicted for dog fighting cuz white people hate seeing a black man messing with thier pets lmfaoooo.

      • David Webb

        Well, I was mainly talking about the time from 1950s to roughly late 1990s. The Chinese just didn’t have the economic capacity to own any pets. Like I said, there is no well structured organization like the Humane Society of America in China for stray animals or even pet animals. There really is no enforced laws to put people in jail for animal cruelty. While the Chinese have gained the wealth to be able to own pets, the moral obligation and everything that comes with pet ownership need a lot more time to relearn, since you mentioned about how Chinese was one of the earliest people to own pets.

        As for the white people comment, i put that there just for the lulz. I got that comment from Floyd Maywether because he was talking about how Michael Vick got convicted for dog fighting cuz white people hate seeing a black man messing with their pets lmfaoooo.

        • nickhz

          wow!!!!

    • nickhz

      i see stray dogs on the street all the time in china and in my 2 1/2 years here, I have never seen an overly aggressive dog on the street. I’m not saying there aren’t aggressive dogs, but it is not as common as you are making it out to be. And how in the hell is this a race thing? ( white man’s best friend) are you kidding? This is a human being thing, to have such low regard for human life is sick. You dont need to be of a certain color to see that. Get your head out of your a*s.

    • mr.wiener

      There are always plenty of idiots ready to turn this into a race thing. These photos were taken by Chinese of Chinese and meant for Chinese consumption, please bear this in mind.

    • xiaode

      Sorry dude… but we don´t need to add any “extra sauce” to let you “look like shit”. Guys like you with such racist comments just make this worse!

      In my country these police-man would end up in a disciplinary proceedings, because of the violation of many laws! (law on animal welfare, for instance)

      Listen man… what “the white folks” is always complaining here… is not our job! That´s yours! I would be terribly concerned raising my children in a place where the police is minded like you can see above!

    • Dax

      “And a lot of Chinese people don’t want to spend money to take their pets to the vet for check ups and proper training.”

      Well, then, maybe try, you know, not getting a fucking dog.

      • David Webb

        yeah, because people from other nation who own pets all have the money to go to vet and pay $100-$500 a pop. Yes, it cost that much, at least in USA

        • Dax

          Again, if you don’t have the resources or the desire to properly care for a pet, you have no business getting one in the first place.

        • don mario

          oh no! the widdle cutie teddy bear doggy woggy toy thing is sick! vet? fuck that shit! we don’t earn as much as you white people, throw it out on the street!

    • Zappa Frank

      It is always funny see yellow guys like you who like to think in term of white people as an entity but want we make some distinction when we talk about yellows, like the policemen in the articles ..than bitching “but we are not like that… Not all Chinese are…” And so on.. You complain in advance on people that can eventually complain about something… Genius..

    • don mario

      so its white peoples fault that chinese don’t know how to take care of their fucking pets(which they bought themselves and are responsible for) which leads to aggressive stray animals?pure shite.

      i used to live with a guy who kept his pet dog in a tiny cage all day long while he worked. sometimes he took it out when he came home(at midnight), sometimes not. unsurprisingly the dog shit and pissed in the house, which he took as his cue to beat it.

      takes a real educated genius to know that you need to take a dog for a walk so that it can take it a shit doesn’t it?

  • wnsk

    fuck you, mr chinese policman. first, for killing this dog, second, for taking away this guy’s friend. this is worse than the koreans killing dogs for food. absolutely fucking senseless.

  • mr.wiener

    Whilst I share the indignation of many here ,I also understand [to a small extent] the position the police are in.
    But the way this thing was played out….The mute and helpless homeless guy still chained to his only friend….The cops stupidly bludgeoning to death the dog with a forked aluminum pole [wrong choice, until someone borrowed a shovel] for 10 minutes…..and worst of all the crowd standing passive and witnessing it all.
    Like a photo vignette for Chinese society.

    Cue the accusation of Chinese barbarism and snide dog eating jokes.

    • nickhz

      i find it hard to have any understanding towards the police in this situation. honestly, they could have taken it to a proper place and put it down humanely. beating an animal to death with a shovel ( in public or in private is wrong ) if the dog was attacking someone it would be understandable. but it wasn’t it was leashed. maybe the dog needed to be put down or at least taken away from the busy area, but beat with a shovel? there has to be a more humane way in that situation, any other way of handleing this would have been better.

      • mr.wiener

        Actually that shovel would have made short work of the poor beast. Apparently they were using that aluminium pole thingy, hence the long time to beat the unfortunate animal to death [10 mins?]
        Source:I’m a farm boy, I know how to beat things to death.

        The police might have nice new western looking uniforms, but it is the same shit in a different wrapper. Their training is minimal, their equipment sux ,but most notably their …empathy[?] for the people they deliver justice to is just plain crappy. What you have here is a couple of uniformed dickheads plainly not giving a single shite as to how bad, or public, their actions look.

        • nickhz

          It looks like the pole was meant to be used to hold the dog down or to keep it at a distance. I don’t really know i guess. I do know this…. they could have taken the leash from the owner. pulled the dog to the back of a truck and taken the dog away to somewhere that puts dogs down. I have a dog here in china, and a great dane at home in canada. i couldnt imagine this happening to either one of my dogs. I’m worried that if my dog gets sick here that this is how they would “put him down” they could just say that they would do it properly, but who knows. anyway…. they are sick fu*ks.

      • don mario

        why did the dog need to be put down? it didn’t even need to be put down in the sick thing.

  • David

    Well, the homeless man was obviously guilty of breaking the “I am bigger than you and I can do whatever I want to you including beating your dog to death because you don’t answer my questions” law. I just can not understand why the guy would just sit there and watch it, unless he knew that if he tried to stop them or protest he would be in violation of the “I am bigger than you and you are nobody who can hurt me, so I can beat you to death if you get in my way” law.

  • Stefan Xu

    The dog probably caries rabies, if so then their action is justifiable.

    • xiaode

      And how did they know this before they have beaten him to death?

    • nickhz

      No it isn’t… rabies or not. Yes if the dog has rabies it should be put down, humanely. and i think it is obvious that the dog was not rabid. a rabid dog is not capable of being a pet, it is too aggressive and unpredictable. and this dog was someone’s pet. you are just a perfect example of what is wrong with the chinese mentality towards life.

      • wnsk

        i totally upvoted you. until you made that racist comment. seriously, dude. what’s up with the generalizing?

        • nickhz

          i didnt mean to generalize. i should have chose my words more carefully. i am not trying to say that all chinese people are like this. but there are many animal abuse problems in this country ( dog meat festivals-the crushing fetishes- and so on) i honestley dont want to generalize. but stefan’s comment is a very common reaction to animal abuse here, at least in my experience. i was discussing this with a large group of my friends last night and a lot of them have the same view. it’s the mentality that i have first hand experience with in this country on a regular basis.

          • Misiooo

            What’s wrong with racism?

          • nickhz

            everything

      • Zappa Frank

        He is a wannabe Chinese, but he’s not Chinese.

        • mr.wiener

          Swedish-Chinese….Swinese? Chwede?
          I sometime wonder if his opinions are half a cluless as they appear. I wouldn’t be the first time he has said something half-arsed then retracted it later.

          • Zappa Frank

            i think he try too hard to be like a chinese and as result sometimes he becomes an unintentional parody. As he said one time, in his opinion, chinese should not admit any problems or mistakes done by other chinese with non-chinese people…than even if he thinks it’s wrong he will defend it anyway in front of non-chinese. Normaly this would be silly, but what makes this crazy is that he is not even chinese.. Except for this he is one of the most kind guy in this forum.

    • wnsk

      if it had rabies, it probably would have bitten the homeless man. but in a way, i think you made a good point that maybe there are reasons for this culling that we don’t know or isn’t made clear in this article.

      even so, there should be a more…efficient (and merciful) way, than just brutally beating it to death. that’s totally fucked up.

    • mr.wiener

      This isn’t the issue Stefan. It is the manner in which it was carried out that has many people, including Chinese netezins, up in arms.

    • don mario

      you probably carry all sorts of shit. put you down?

  • David

    You forgot to mention people who use CAPS LOCK all the time, they deserve it, : )

  • David

    Basically because they could and the homeless guy was not a person who could cause them trouble.

  • David

    You forgot to call him a murderer and oppressor of animal rights.

  • David

    Well, according to the official statement this is EXACTLY what they train their officers to do. Everything is just how it should be and the peace has been restored to the heavenly kingdom with the death of this dog. Move along nothing to see.

  • nickhz

    im pretty sure this is not the same thing. kiling a dog with a shovel in the street and killing animals for food. enjoy your salad

  • Lei Feng’s Hat

    Living in China is like some kind of ‘life test’. All foreigners living here know this, and all deal with the various indignities which are daily visited upon them, in their own way.
    Personally, I’ve often wondered, if I see, with my own eyes, a person savagely mistreating a dog…will that be the day I snap and let slip the dogs of war? Well, I hope that day never comes.
    The good news is…Beijing is truly becoming a Kingdom Of Dogs. So many people with dogs (me too). Chinese people love their dogs very, very much. I often get a laugh in the winter when I see a person taking their dog for a walk on a cold day…and the dog is wearing a better (certainly more fashionable) sweater/jacket than the owner.

  • nickhz

    i cant believe how many people are smiling in the photos. sick

    • Kai

      Agreed, something is seriously fucked up with those people towards the right in the background of most of these photos.

      • Rick in China

        Not just the people towards the right in the background – with *everyone represented in the photos*, in different ways, but not one of them isn’t fucked up.

        • Kai

          I’m disturbed by people smiling and laughing at the scene, but not surprised by people gathering around witnessing it. The cops don’t look like they’re enjoying it (or if they are, they’re not visibly laughing as they collar and bash the dog), and I’m glad for that even if I think this shouldn’t have been handled like this. There are quite a few people in the crowd who look like they’re smiling/laughing but I wouldn’t say all of them, as some look like they’re grimacing or at least not finding this the funniest shit ever. I’ve been in this world long enough to not be disturbed by people gathering around to gawk at the unexpected, even gruesome. I’d hate too many people because too many people don’t turn away.

          • Rick in China

            Well – I think we all know that photos don’t reflect attitudes or emotions very well in many cases, especially when people aren’t posing for photos – a snapshot at a particular time can reflect completely opposite emotion. The reason I say everyone at the scene is fucked up is because everyone has a part in this shit – the homeless guy for not emoting whatsoever, while the ‘victim’ here along with the pup, he’s clearly got some issues… the police for bringing out a shovel and various objects to bash in the skull of a puppy, nobody would argue that’s not fucked up – the observers for just pointing and watching, whatever their reaction, that’s really fucked up, I don’t see anyone yelling ‘stop’ or puking at the sight of a dog getting it’s skull caved in in front of them, they’re ALL fucked up.

          • Kai

            I understand what you mean and yeah, photos may capture someone giving an awkward smile or a chuckle of unease therefore giving others the wrong impression of how they actually feel.

    • the ace of books

      My god. I didn’t even notice. That just adds to how fucked-up this is.

  • Probotector

    Oh my God, where does one begin in responding to a comment as ridiculous as this?

    1. Slaughtering animals for food is hardly comparable to what happened to this dog. “who are you to accept the killings of one animal, but ridicule the death of another?” Well, by the manner in which it was killed and the reason it was killed.

    2. Fatsos? So you’re a fat person hater now are you? And are all vegans/veggies slim? Are all omnivores fat? Moreover, not everyone who is fat is overweight because they’re a glutton.

    3. If our digestive system wasn’t designed for meat where are we supposed to get an abundant source of protein from? Also, why do you think we evolved to have canine teeth?

    4. How does eating meat, in principle, kill people. I mean, as long as it’s not contaminated or under-cooked, it’s perfectly healthy. The statement you made is just moronic.

    Dude, you’re clearly brainwashed by this propaganda as you’re not making any sense. I know I won’t convince you to see reality, but at least you know that the rest of us aren’t going to go along with it.

    • Zappa Frank

      Sincerely I think he has some points:
      1. True, but we, in most cases we do not eat animals for surviving, but just because we like their taste.. Is it this a better and more noble reason in the end? Do the farm animals die in a better way? Do you know how we kill pigs? Does the way they die make a difference?

      For the rest I agree

  • commander

    The cruel handling of the dog is symptomatic of the unbridled, wild law enforcement on the pretext of maintaining public order, which is by no means threatened.

    It symbolically illustrates what a wretched life underdogs live in China.

  • securitywhiz@gmail.com

    Disgusting! Hopefully these 2 sickos will go through the same pain and suffering that the dog endured. Karma will catch up some day.

  • hellothere

    Don’t Chinese police carry guns? In the US the police would simply shoot the dog.

    • Zappa Frank

      And what about the gruesome effect? You think that as simple shot may have had some many bystanders? It’s the show!

  • ayanami1988

    Inhumane piece of shit, it would be fun to see him beaten and raped in jail one day.

  • 나비

    How awful…😔 Unnecessarily cruel….

  • Stefan Xu

    They did this before in Europe too in the middle ages.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9f/Middle_Ages_rabid_dog.jpg

    • Zappa Frank

      Stefan i know it is not what you mean, but in this way seems you want to say that china is at the same level of the Europe of 1000 years ago..
      Anyway it is about rabid dogs..the one in this Article was not

  • Irvin

    That is so true, watching a person’s pet can tell you alot about that person. I got 2 aunts, both of them got cats but the behaviors of their cats are very very different.

    One aunt’s cat are very playful and not afraid of people, I found out that she sleeps with it and buy the cat treats and never hit it.

    The other one are very shy and hide everytime it see strangers, this cat only get left over from her owner and are punish with violence when it do wrong.

    And it’s amazing how it correlates to the owner as a person, that one that’s good to her pet are very good with people and generally successful with alot of friends. While the other hardly got any with an average job.

    I guess the lesson here is to get a pet and be good to it. which it easier said than done, since it can drive you crazy sometimes but if you can control your negative emotions towards it, it can have surprising influence on other parts of your life and you as a person.

    • Mighty曹

      This is some funny shyt. You should be a stand up comedian.

  • Irvin

    Like david said, it taste just like chicken.

  • shannie4888

    This is awful…why are people so cruel and vile?

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  • Cameron

    What the Chinese people who defend this shit don’t get is that these are the kind of pictures and stories of “everyday” China that get coverage in Western media. Yeah, according to Chinese State News, America might be a hotbed of racism, terrorism, and gun violence, but at least the police dont beat people’s dogs to death in the street!!

  • Cameron

    What is always most gruesome aspect of these scenes is the crowd of passive, relaxed onlookers. Very colosseum like. I guess one good aspect is that its nearly always the cultural revolution generation (and thise who just missed out) in the photos. You wonder if there wold be the same cheerful scene if it were say a common criminal or a foreigner being beaten in the middle!

  • ESL Ninja

    I grew up on a farm, I have seen plenty of animals being killed and have killed a few myself, the big difference is that this was a pet that was cruelly beaten to death in front of his owner for nothing more than the enjoyment of a few people. What makes it worse is that this pet was probably his owners only companion.

    Why don’t you shut the fuck up and go back to stinking like rotten vegetation like all vegans do, wash your hair while you are at it you dirty fucking hippy (if you have the strength).

    VEGAN WANKER!!!

  • jsussixfer

    Murder

  • jsussixfer

    Also disturbing: the lack of appropriate affect in the crowd

    • the ace of books

      This. I didn’t notice til someone above pointed it out: how many of these people are actually smiling, or laughing, at this? You don’t smile and laugh as something is blugeoned to death in front of you. Not unless your capability for empathy is very, very small.

      • mr.wiener

        The “Asian smile” is sometimes less a smile than a grimace to hide embarrassment or disgust.
        That said a similar crowd in the west would have been baying for blood watching this….the policemen’s blood.

        • the ace of books

          It can be, sometimes, I agree. Other times, though, there seems, in Chinese crowds, to be a tendency to enjoy 看ing the 热闹, even if the 热闹 isn’t something you should really like 看ing. I mean, if the highlight of your day is to come stand around among a bunch of strangers with your hands in your pockets and watch, commenting lightly, while a dog gets beaten slowly to death with a shovel while its owner sits helpless beside it, there’s more wrong with your life than I can say.

          (Not you specifically, obvs, just the rhetorical you.)

          I do agree about the difference between this crowd and the crowd in the west, not only because crowd behavior is different, but also because westerners have a different regard for animals. We’ve had things like PETA around for so long that we’re used to personifying animals to some degree. You do this shit in front of a western crowd, someone in the crowd is taking your ass down.

  • jsussixfer

    If abusive police want to put down an innocent creature/ then justify this with the fact that the homeless man would not answer questions…. Well, I’m not homeless; they are scary. If you were in his situation, you would have already known you were being targeted for lack of money. Not to mention the fact that I wouldn’t want to speak to them as a non-homeless individual. Their reputation has been established as needlessly abusive and corrupt.

  • jsussixfer

    I would have even adopted that guy’s dog if they were concerned about it’s well-being. Murderous thugs.

  • David

    Hmmm can you say projection?

  • Kai

    It’s not clear. The statement says they received reports from other people about the dog. It appears they repeatedly tried to question the homeless man, but he apparently just sat there and refused to communicate. You’d think they were asking him if the dog was his and if he’d kindly remove himself from a busy area where people felt threatened by the dog.

    Presumably then, they put the dog down because it presented a threat. Since the photos were taken by someone who felt the public beating of the dog was scandalous, we obviously have no photos of whether or not the dog was behaving in a threatening way beforehand.

    Either way, it seems the police believe putting down the dog was the right course of action but concede to critics that they didn’t handle it in a sensitive way (beating the animal to death in public). Presumably now, they’ll avoid putting an animal down like this in public in the future.

  • Repatriated

    This from a person living in a country that is quickly over-polluting the water, land, and people. You don’t think that pollution is “slowly kill you from inside out!”?

    Find a mirror and have a look at your teeth (if you still have them). You should notice incisors, which are for cutting/chewing meat.

    Did you not suck on your mommy’s teat as a child?

  • don mario

    full on oppression there folks. dominance over the weak by corrupted weak minded people abusing their power. no respect for anyone or anything. china is a fucking cess pit

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