Chengguan and Chinese police have committed another atrocious act, adding a new violent incident to their already horrific reputation among the the Chinese public. A series of pictures (view at your discretion) of police beating up a dog on the street went viral on Chinese social media.
@爱它_听雨：From beginning to end, the vagrant held the leash tightly in his hands and stayed silent. His eyes saw the dog’s throat torn through by an iron spit, and the head smashed open by an iron shovel. He had to accept it, because just like the dog that wanders with him, he has no dignity. The only thing he could do is to hold on and not let go. And the dog’s body faced its owner the entire time.
The report came from the city of Langzhong, Sichuan province. The gory photos show policemen smashing the dog to death with a shovel, as blood covers the dog’s head. Local Chinese media Huaxi found another witness:
“‘At first the chengguan stopped the vagrant, asked where he came from and where the dog came from… the vagrant did not speak during the whole incident. A few minutes later, policemen arrived and asked the same questions. The vagrant still did not talk. After that, the police took an iron spit from the car, and started to hit the vagrant dog. It lasted for about 10 minutes, the police only stopping when the dog stopped moving.”
Nanchong Police Station released an announcement on Weibo, explaining the motives for their actions. The location was an important street for entering an ancient scenic spot and close to the gate of an elementary school. The police claimed that at 4 pm, there were a lot of tourists and pedestrians, and students were almost out of school. Since the man did not answer their questions, they deemed him dangerous and wanted to protect innocent crowds from the dog. So they decided to kill it on the spot.
Some netizens say they understand the killing.
边朝圣边扯蛋: I have a dog too. But stray dogs are unsteady, it’s so-called owner was unsteady too. If someone called the police and the police killed a stray dog, he would be defending residents’ living environment. It is his duty. Don’t let compassion make you forget civil responsibilities.
However, most netizens were furious with Nanchang Police. Other photos of the vagrant feeding the dog surfaced on the internet as well…
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