Man killed trying to stop dog thieves

Man killed by trying to stop thieves who stole his dog

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A man lost his life while trying to stop thieves who had stolen his dog in in Chengdu, China. According to the Daily Mail, the 48-year-old man attempted to stop two men who were driving a silver van – the men had thrown his dog inside of the vehicle and were driving away.

The victim, Xie Xingcai, was dragged by the vehicle driven by the thieves and he suffered severe head injuries; he was taken to a hospital and later died from complications stemming from the violent incident. The authorities ultimately caught up to the thieves, who are identified as Xu Feng and Zhang Bo, and they recently pleaded guilty to theft and unintentional murder.

Xu Feng and Zhang Bo were found to be part of a gang which was involved in illegal dog meat trade – theft of residents’ dogs runs rampant in areas of the country, especially in the time period leading up to thedog meat festival that is held in Yulin, Guangxi.

No word on the fate of the stolen dog.

(Screenshot via Daily Mail)

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14 replies
  1. maxiemom says:

    Bastards need to be put to death. They killed this man who was defending his helpless dog. They don’t deserve to breathe.

  2. Mary Ann Clark says:

    They could have stopped the truck and returned the dog so it was pre-meditated murder and they should be executed! FIND THAT POOR DOG!

  3. SueBiss says:

    I know I would die trying to save my dog(s) if these people took them knowing that my dogs were going to be killed and eaten. This barbaric festival needs to END!!! With so many older people who grew up eating dog meat die off and the younger people who realize they no longer want to eat dog meat and think that this practice is horrific and they become abhorrent to it and want it stopped that is the only way, it will end the eating of dog meat in the future.

  4. Red says:

    Cook these two A.H. like they planned on doing with the poor dog. RIP sweet man for trying to save your fur baby from a horrid death.

  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    This poor man died trying to save his dog, “unintentional murder”? You steal someone’s dog and drag them with your van while he is trying to save his dog, doesn’t sound “unintentional” to me! I hope they put these POS thieves away for a long time!

  6. Pamela Bolton says:

    Low life people infested with GREED. They could care less of the lives they impact. All they care about is the money they will make by the murder of a family member. Sick bunch of people.

  7. Adrienne says:

    China is the most disgusting country and all those countries that still do this to dogs need to be in jail for life, but we know that won’t happen. Can you imagine your dog being snatched from you and you running after the car only to be injured so badly that you die. Nothing about his dog, but I do hope somehow he was found and not killed but maybe with his family.

  8. Luana Duncan says:

    Poor guy!! I would have done the same thing if someone tried 2 steal my puppies!!! I hope they hang the 2 guys who did this!! An all 4 the fuckin meat trade!!

  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    WHEN is China going to wake up and start arresting and prosecuting these damn thieves? They are responsible for the death of a man who was only trying to save his dog from their cruel dog meat trade – China’s reputation is so below vile and their lack of animal protection only shows this country still lives in the 18th century. Now this poor dog will be tortured and murdered so some ignorant archaic Chinese can use them as dinner – AND a citizen who did nothing wrong is dead thanks to these criminals.


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