Ernest Dempsey — Do you think their treatment in America and East Europe or Brazil are the worst nightmare of homeless dogs? Well think again, for what you will read now is literally an earthly hell for dogs.
Today’s economic giant China has places where dogs are baked alive! For any civilized individual, it will be hard to find the right words for this practice, for it is so terrifyingly wrong that the worst term one could think of will be tame in the force of its meaning to represent this horror of horrors.
The practice of cooking dogs while it is alive is being reported once in a while from China. Last year, Green Prophet published a story on stray dogs being cooked alive in Eastern China. The post had photos of a small homeless puppy being lured toward a woman who was shown in the next photo to be holding the dog by its neck in tongs and cooking it over fire.
A post in the Data Lounge noted that this kind of cooking, which obviously is extremely cruel, dates back to Thousands of years in Chinese history – a kind of culinary tradition. Eastern Chinese city of Kengkou is particularly infamous for this as the photos of the story making the news were taken from there. But the practice exists, as a sore on the burdened existence of insensitive human hunger.
The write of the above post so rightly noted that while in places where consuming dogs for food is taboo, such practice indeed sounds cruel. Yet, when thought over in the context of all the animal bloodshed and cruelty to animals in the west and other parts of the world, it will become a bit difficult to condemn the Chinese alone for what they do to dogs. In a world where a living, breathing animal, capable of feeling pain and emotions and as much part of our natural scene as any human, how can we overlook what happens to cattle, pigs, poultry, and other animals and still say that we condemn cruelty to animals in China.
In this global drama of senseless slaughter, animals are conveniently made “source of protein” to justify the massacre. Burning dogs alive for food in China is again a reminder that we need to stop now – even now if we could – because life is rotting in our furnace of ignorance.
To urge China and request President Obama to raise this issue of brutal treatment of dogs in China, Linda Camac has started a petition online. Dog lovers, opponents of animal cruelty, and those against using animals as food are all invited to sign the petition online and be the voice of the victims.