Obama’s “special” banquet halted when activists rescue main dish

I am so lying in the caption of this post.  Nevertheless, it’s precisely what I thought when I saw a story saying that Chinese activists, using a social network, were able to stop a shipment of hundreds of dogs destined for the cook pot:

Dogs destined to be slaughtered and served up in China’s restaurants were saved when the truck transporting them was intercepted by animal rights activists.

The vehicle, carrying 505 canines packed into just 156 tiny cages, was stopped on Yunnan Province’s highway from Fumin to Kunming after other drivers spotted its sickening cargo.

Sadly, many of the dogs were in such terrible shape, they died before their rescue could be fully effected.  Thankfully, though, many others were saved, although I do wonder whether they can ever be domesticated.

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  • Libby

    Those images just drive home how sick it is when dogs are treated as food. I visited Taiwan on business and all of the mangy (and near-starving) stray dogs just broke my heart.

  • jj

    They think it’s perfectly okay to execute nascent females, whether by abortion – at any time in the gestation process – or even thereafter, “post-birth” abortions.  They think it’s perfectly okay to slaughter every rhino on the planet in order to get medicinal use from their horns, which have absolutely no medicinal use.  They think it’s perfectly okay to level every forest anywhere in their land or on its borders, and slaughter everything and everyone – just ask a Tibetan – therein.  (They make a big production about the goddam pandas in order to prove to the rest of the world that they are toilet-trained, but left to their own devices they wouldn’t give a f*** about the pandas.)  They figure they can put whatever they feel like putting into the air, and everyone will just damn well breathe it.  They will kill the last fish on the planet – unless the Japanese do first – and not give it a thought.  They figure they can dump any and everything into their rivers, turn them into open sewers – which is what they see a river as: a convenient sewer – and the rest of the world will live with what it does to the oceans.  And, of course, they figure cats and dogs belong on the table, and can be treated as inhumanely as possible while they wait to get there.
    I figure it’s time the little fuckers got their own planet, because I am real sick of them being on the one I’m on.      

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Obama: Yom, yom, yom.