Currently, there are no laws in China to prevent unimaginable cruelty to animals or to aid in their welfare. The fur trade in China begins with the live skinning of millions of dogs and cats annually, which then die a horrible death. These furs are then exported to countries such as our own. Dogs are regularly beaten to death on the streets, all perfectly legal.
Each year China holds their “Animal Olympics” where horse fighting often ends with the horrific death of these beautiful creatures. Live animals such as sheep and cattle are thrown to the Tigers, solely designed to entertain the collective crowds.
On a commercial street in China, little tortoises are found packaged as souvenirs. These tiny tortoises are still alive and swimming inside a permanently sealed herbal solution where they die after 1-3 months. The population of China still seems to enjoy the cruel spectacle of animal suffering.
The time has come for the Obama Administration to send a clear message to China that these appalling practices are no longer acceptable in the 21st Century.