My mother-in-law cut out the following article for me from the Tri-City Herald:
DOGS' RESCUE IN CHINA SHOWS GROWING ACTIVISM
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!