Dear Animal Advocates, I bring you this urgent action alert that needs your immediate attention and help! A copy of this message has also been sent to the media, governments, organizations and so on. Please inform your media and everyone else about this as well! Based on the information provided below, China is in no position to host the Olympics 2008, and/or to represent humanity and its values. Please boycott China Olympics 2008 and everything relevant to China including any form of sponsorship until they embrace the idea and concept of humane living. The power is in your hands, and you can make the difference in the lives of those victims of cruelty who have no voice of their own.
On August 8, 2006, The Humane Society of the United States offered $100,000 to the government of China to establish an effective rabies control program in certain southern provinces in the country, conditional upon the government's termination of its mass dog killing programs and its acceptance of assistance to develop a humane and effective rabies control program. The offer comes in response to the clubbing and killing of more than 50,000 dogs in the Yunnan Province and the prospect of the expansion of the program into other provinces and regions in China. The HSUS sharply criticized the killings in a letter to Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, and offered the organization's help to develop a more effective and humane response to rabies cases.
Wayne Pacelle, The President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States said, "There are far better ways of addressing rabies control to promote the safety of your citizens, the good reputation of China and the welfare of the dogs. To demonstrate our willingness to provide constructive solutions, we are offering $100,000 to support an integrated rabies and humane dog control program in the affected villages in Jining City in Shandong Province. The HSUS is making this offer contingent on having the full co-operation of the relevant national and local authorities in China and Jining City and an understanding that mass and indiscriminate dog killing programs will be terminated immediately."
Work Sheet 1. Do you think these pictures really touch you? Yes. No. 2. How do you feel after watching these pictures? sad angry sad & angry no feeling other 3. If you were one of those dogs in the film, what would you like to say? 4. Are you suitable for raising a dog? Check it out!
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