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Dogs Saved from Slaughter

A Chinese blogger’s call to action has saved the lives of more than 1,100 dogs that were destined for dinner plates.


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A vigilante blogger in China saved the lives of thousands of dogs by posting an online plea to have them saved, according to China Daily. After spotting more than 1,100 dogs tightly packed into stacked crates on a flatbed truck, a blogger with the Chongqing Small Animal Protection Association posted a call to action online to intercept the animals and save them from their fate at a butchery. Other similar stories have taken place in China this past year, as in April 2011, a truck was blockaded by activists who negotiated the release of hundreds of dogs, and last September, residents of Qianxi protested and successfully cancelled an ancient dog-slaughtering ritual for the first time in 600 years.

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