In Hong Kong, a video of a security guard at a university shown beating a dog to death with a stick, prompted rage over social media on Friday. The disturbing video was filmed at China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing, showing the guard beat the dog over her head several times after two other guards caught and trapped the defenseless mother dog in a net.
According to the South China Morning Post, a student at the scene stated the stray dog was meek and had just given birth to a puppy on campus. PETA, Asia, joined in the criticism and asked college officials to stop beating stray dogs and use scientific and humane policies to manage the homeless animals.
Unfortunately, in China there are no specific laws against animal cruelty. On Sunday, however in the wake of the anger of animal advocates and social media outrage, the school stated they had killed the dog “for the safety of students and teachers” as it might have carried diseases.
“In the future, we will seek help from the police and animal protection groups to handle stray cars and dogs in a more appropriate way,” stated the school’s security team.
Police say they have teams dedicated to catching and handling stray dogs.
How shameful it is not to have humane animal welfare laws in this day and age – even in China.
(Photo of dog beaten to death freezeshot via video)
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