Canine Contraband: China’s Crackdown On Large Dogs Gets Ugly

220px-YellowLabradorLooking_newDOG1200Canine contraband is the newest crime wave in Beijing. China is cracking down on large dogs under a new law in classic Chinese authoritarian form: Police bearing nets and metal snares are roaming the streets in search of Labradors, Dalmatians and collies and other sizable dogs.

Under the law, dogs that are 35 cm in height or taller, or belong to one of 41 breeds identified as violent (including breeds like collies) are banned in designated areas, including central districts and some rural regions across the capital.

This month, police started to putting up posters showing Dou Dou, a 6-year-old golden retriever, as an example of the canine enemies of the state under the new law. There are even police snitches turning in their neighbors harboring large pets with night-time raids on homes. Some people are so afraid, they are having their dogs go to the bathroom on balconies to avoid being seen on the street of contraband canines.

Dog owners complain that captured dogs are being killed and sold to the large dog meat industry in China by police. The fear is that if you leave your home, you could be taking your dog out for a wok.

15 thoughts on “Canine Contraband: China’s Crackdown On Large Dogs Gets Ugly”

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  2. Larger breads are more intimidating and are associated with more fatal dog bites, so I understand the logic behind the law. As far as the large dogs being confiscated, well, if it is against their law and adequate notices are displayed, then the owners should have taken the responsiblity. As far as using dog meat for food, not sure why it should be any different that other meat sources. I can go through energy expenditure ounce by ounce, and why herbivores are preferable to dog meat, also for other reasons. However, if it is to be eutanized, and some people are into that kind of meat, why not. I am not sure if I understand your reasoning which appears to be anchored emotionally.

  3. how bout we send them a couple of container loads of pit bulls deemed to aggressive. maybe mislabeled as “tasty black labs. shake before opening”.

  4. “The fear is that if you leave your home, you could be taking your dog out for a wok.” (great play on words)

    Only in Korea.

    Great Danish, Fettucini al Fido, Beagles with cream cheese?

  5. I bet this will generate more collective outrage from Americans than the human rights abuses by China.

  6. Folks. Now the below video might be disturbing to some viewers, so I offer it as only a public service so that our friends in China can learn to recognize what a Collie looks like and run for the hills to avoid any injury this vicious beast is famous for. Again, viewer discretion is advised.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me-beEv9hgg

    Make certain you also keep children away from Collies resting in front of fireplaces. That is just a trick to lure the child to his doom.

  7. what’s wrong with those fng people??? an ancient race , shame on
    them for their barbarism. i saw unspeakable cruelty towards dogs &
    other animals (as a child in Taiwan) I have no reason to visit the Far
    East because of the cruelty in their culture. Screw Them!!!

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