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Monday, March 10, 2008

Enter the Olympics of Genghis Khan

Terrified cats crammed tightly into cages
hauled off to a meat market in Guangzhou.
Via Daily Mail.

Via John Dvorak's blog I saw this Daily Mail post on how the Chinese are slaughtering 'sick' cats in preparation for the Olympics in Beijing. Excerpt:

Paranoia is so intense that six stray cats -including two pregnant females - were beaten to death with sticks by teachers at a Beijing kindergarten, who feared they might pass illnesses to the children.

China's leaders are convinced that animals pose a serious urban health risk and may have contributed to the outbreak of SARS - a deadly respiratory virus - in 2003.

But the crackdown on cats is seen by animal campaigners as just one of a number of extreme measures being taken by communist leaders to ensure that its capital appears clean, green and welcoming during the Olympics.

These people are barbaric. And no one is boycotting the Beijing Olympics?


Mike Wood Photography

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