- Parkland Management 管理处Temple of Heaven 天坛公园
Temple of Heaven Management: Answer and Justice for the Murdered Animals
Recently, around 80 to 90 cats including kittens had been brutally tortured and killed inside the parkland at Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China (Facebook Page ｜ Phone: +86 (0) 10 670 130 36). The outrage of the animal loving public is not to be ignored, but the management of the park has not yet given an answer to explain the death, nor they have made any effort into investigating this twisted act of murder.
Some of the cats and kittens were killed by blunt tools which caused brutal injury, and some of them had been crushed on the spine and killed. Some others didn’t show obvious physical injury, but were bleeding through their nose and mouth, their blood were black! There were also 2-3 months old kittens that had been beaten then drowned.
Many animal lovers had gathered outside of the park on the morning of Sunday the 3rd of November to pay tribute to the innocent souls that had suffered and died in the hands of a twisted psychopath. So far, 3 demonstrations (3rd, 4th and 19th Nov), have been carried out at the gate of Temple of Heaven and right outside the management office by the animal lovers demanding an answer for the cat massacre happened inside the park.
We may not find the murderer, but the management team was definitely responsible for this. First, it happened during the night, after the site had closed. So we could reasonably predict that it may be someone works for the site, or who utilized the negligence of the site management to sneak in to the site.
Second, the management team showed no interest in finding the criminal and tolerated such disgusting behavior for over a month.
The management has been avoiding to respond to the animal caring volunteers and protesters, until most recently after 4 demonstrations, the park management had finally agreed to talk about the case with a representative of the volunteers. TACN’s Regional Director Xiaoli had taken on this role as the representative to discuss the resolution for the case further with the park management.
We need all the support, help and signatures we can get to petition the management at Temple of Heaven, demanding them to keep their promises and act to cooperate with the public, investigate seriously into the case, and be 100% transparent with what they know and the result of their investigations, thus to protect the remaining stray cats and kittens inside the parkland and prevent further cruelty and killing.
We will not only send them the petition via online channels, we will also hand the petition to the management in person! All people who signed this petition will be monitoring the park management with keeping their words.
If the management does not cooperate, listen or respond to our requests, or if they fail to perform with any of the promises and commitments they have made, we are prepared to take the case further and contact UNESCO and any other relevant authorities to seek justice until we are satisfied with the outcome.
We demand justice for the tortured and murdered cats and kittens who found their home at Temple of Heaven and were once loved and cared for by many animal loves in Beijing, but got brutally tortured and murdered inside the parkland. The innocent lives should never suffer in silence and they would not be forgotten!
- Temple of Heaven 天坛公园
Parkland Management 管理处
Since the exposure of the torturing and killing of stray cats and kittens inside the parkland at Temple of Heaven, you and other management staff have not responded nor made efforts to investigate and resolve the case.
Until after the animal loving public have requested for few times, you eventually came out to face everyone and made "promises" and "explanations" which you did not keep. We have been wondering, why there were dog barking and cat screaming in the mid of the night inside the parkland? Why did you push away all the responsibilities? Why the friendly cats were killed by blunt tools, and the unfriendly ones were bitten to death assumably by dogs?
After many twists and turns before we have got a satisfactory(ish) answer as your commitment to the future management of the Temple of Heaven. From all walks of life within China and from abroad, we care for the innocent animals that chose the parkland to be their home, and we were extremely disappointed with the way the management have handled this case.
As animal lovers and caring volunteers, we have been helping the stray cats inside the parkland get neutered/spayed to control the numbers. Brutally killing the stray cats is not the answer for population control, as other stray cants will made up the lost numbers by moving in from other locations once spaces made available. Therefore, to really take control of the stray cats population is to adapt humane and effective managing methods, e.g.: de-sexing, adoption and fostering, etc.
All of us who sign and comment on this petition are joining in with monitoring the management at Temple of Heaven to keep their promises and take action. We will monitor, assess and review any future movements made, we are also here to help and advise.
We hope that, with the parkland management's efforts and our input, we could ensure the remaining stray cats inside the parkland at Temple of Heaven to live a safe and happy life from now on and beyond.
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