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Jun 02nd
Home Sections MiscellaNEWS China Continues “Dogmestic Violence”
China Continues “Dogmestic Violence” PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 November 2008 02:55

T his writer coined “dogmestic violence” and used it in describing the misadventures of former National Football League’s quarterback Michael Vick. The term also meant originally as “the violent process of turning dogs into meat for the dinner table,” as practiced in some Southeast-Asian countries. Now there is an additional meaning of “dogmestic violence” insofar as China’s raccoon dogs are concerned.


Readers may be able to read the first article on “dogmestic violence” in this hyperlink Michael Vick Can Never Be Guilty of "Dogmestic Violence" in the Philippines (As Updated)


Now, there is another form of “dogmestic violence.” According to, “a startling investigation from last year shows that 80 percent of jackets mislabeled as ‘faux’ fur contain raccoon-dog fur. But amazingly, the inhumanity that these dogs face does not stop at being beaten and tortured for their fur. Recently, some 1,500 dogs that were bred for their fur have died after eating feed tainted with melamine, the same chemical that contaminated dairy products and sickened tens of thousands of babies in China (read story).


Editor’s Note: Please see also this related article, List of Products Being Recalled for Being Contaminated with Chinese-made Ingredients with Melanine


“It's horrific that U.S. law has yet to catch up with the realities in the fur industry. As long as killing dogs for their fur is profitable, and consumers are duped into thinking their jackets are ‘faux’ fur, China's breeders will continue to do it. Urge your lawmaker to cosponsor the Dog and Cat Fur Prohibition Act now, and end the cruelty against these innocent dogs »


“While U.S. law prohibits the import and sale of dog and cat fur products, a legal loophole prevents our laws from protecting raccoon dogs, even though they are true dogs (they are members of the canine family native to the dense woodlands and forests of Asia). Nor does our law require the industry to label products with fur valued under $150.”


Please urge Congress to close this loophole and protect animals from this terrible fate today:


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Editor’s Note: Please read also a related article written by Jesse Jose in this hyperlink:

On Dogs, “Dawgs,” Mutts and Bulldogs, Shepherds and Yorkies


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