Chinese government bans dog’s importation because it may have tested positive for rabies

The assassination of a dog that tested positive for rabies is sickening for many reasons. On Tuesday, someone killed the dog in Ningbo, capital of Zhejiang province in East China. As described by the…

Chinese government bans dog’s importation because it may have tested positive for rabies

The assassination of a dog that tested positive for rabies is sickening for many reasons. On Tuesday, someone killed the dog in Ningbo, capital of Zhejiang province in East China.

As described by the Humane Society International, the dog, a 32-year-old mastiff-type breed, has not been seen since it was said to have been attacked by a cat. According to a prominent advocate, Tian Houmei, “the dog’s owners, who are white immigrants from the United States, believe that due to the dog testing positive for rabies, they are unable to take him to a shelter in China” — the animal being not permitted to enter government shelters and some restaurants as part of the ongoing prohibition on the importation of foreign rabies-infected animals.

Reports that have emerged following the video of the shooting have described the execution as being “totally brutal” and “evil.”

Houmei, who tried unsuccessfully to rescue the dog herself, took to social media on Wednesday to issue a last call for the dog’s body. The dog has been named Xicheng because she saw him at a dog park but “cannot identify his face,” and may have mistaken him for one of her own dogs.

Houmei is also seeking information about the couple, who she says are unwilling to cooperate with authorities or the society: “The dog’s family does not want to reveal the relationship between the owners and the dog owner or the circumstances surrounding this murder. The owner and his partner has shown no positive response to me,” she explained. “They are afraid of punishment or possibly even death.”

Earlier this year, more than 200 dogs were found dead or dead with rabies in Zhejiang province, triggering calls for an end to a decades-long ban on the importation of foreign animals whose diseases cannot be eradicated in their host countries.

Read the full story at The Daily Beast.

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