Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dying Dogs & Upcoming WQI

My mother-in-law cut out the following article for me from the Tri-City Herald:


BEIJING -- After spotting a truck packed with hundreds of whimpering dogs on a Beijing highway, a man put out a call on a microblogging site, begging fellow animal lovers to help him force the driver to release the animals.

Around 200 people responded, blockading the truck at a toll booth for 15 hours until they finally negotiated the dogs' release for $17,000, saving them from being slaughtered and served as food. Many of the animals were dehydrated, injured and suffering from a potentially deadly virus; at least 68 were hospitalized.

Since I come from an animal-loving family who would probably disown me, I never ate dog while living in China. Now I'm sure I never want to. Even if you can look at a dog as "just another animal to eat," why would you ever want to consume meat from a creature that could be "suffering from a potentially deadly virus"?

Can I get a YUCK-YUCK?!

That is definitely deserving of a double-YUCK. Poor dogs!

In more cheerful news, visit me on Monday because I'll be interviewing middle-grade author Crystal Allen in another World's Quickest Interview (WQI)! Yahoo!

And now -- have a VERY HAPPY EASTER!

He is Risen!


  1. yuck again.
    I stopped eating veal for the same reason, seeing a programme about the treatment of calves. If I were to think much about it, I would probably become vegetarian.

    In the meantime, I'll delay opening my easter egg for a little while after reading this. Poor animals. the power of modern media is wonderful too, though.

    Happy easter, Amy, to you and all your family.

  2. Very happy about the rescue and I agree wholeheartedly. After Oprah did the beef show years back, it scares me to think what the condition of the animals were in before they arrive in the grocery store. YUCK_YUCK!

  3. I'm with Mimi. I don't have a problem eating animals, but mistreated animals is another thing. My grandparents had cows, and we knew where those beef packets came from.
    Veal? No way. Dogs? Um, no. Hope you had a wonderful Easter:)

  4. I've been a vegetarian for almost five years. When we moved to Iowa and I saw all the cows penned up getting fattened up, it confirmed my choice.

  5. This is very scary. Ugh. I can't imagine. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I look forward to reading your posts.

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