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China: Go Back to Torturing Animals…

August 27, 2007

…since you can’t build cars.

 China, the Bad Newz Kennels of Asia (noting its propensity for hanging dogs, beating them to death, and torturing them before skinning them to make puppy parmesan and other quaint dishes) is also known for its mistreatment of human beings. Now that Michael Vick is likely to be at least suspended from the NFL, he should look for a job with the Chinese government. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal has this to say about Chinese product safety:

Crash Course in Quality for Chinese Car: Chery’s Hot-Selling Amulet Crumples in a Russian Test, Raising Broad Safety Issue
By ANDREW OSBORN August 8, 2007; Page B1

 MOSCOW — Add another product to the list of Chinese exports whose safety is being called into question: cars.

In one of the few crash-tests to date of a Chinese-made vehicle outside China, a Chery Amulet sedan’s front end folded like a concertina in a recent trial here.

Michael Vick Job Opportunity

August 26, 2007

Now that Michael Vick is going to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge related to the dog fighting allegations against him, he is likely to be suspended from the National Football League, possibly for life. He and his co-defendants (who have already pleaded guilty) should rest assured, however, that a multitude of job opportunities await them that will make extensive use of their unique talents.

As reported by the Washington Post,

 In or about April 2007, PEACE, PHILLIPS, VICK, and two others “rolled” or “tested” additional “Bad Newz Kennels” dogs by putting the dogs through fighting sessions at 1915 Moonlight Road to determine which animals were good fighters. PEACE, PHILLIPS, and VICK agreed to the killing of approximately 6-8 dogs that did not perform well in “testing” sessions at 1915 Moonlight Road and all of those dogs were killed by various methods, including hanging and drowning. VICK agrees and stipulates that these dogs all died as a result of the collective efforts of PEACE, PHILLIPS, and VICK. . . .  

 This sounds like the perfect resume for numerous jobs in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. As reported by Dogs and Cats: Tortured for Taste in China:

Torture = Taste according to SOME Chinese in remote parts of South China, where it is commonly believed in these areas that the more an animal suffers the better the taste of the final product. Due to this incorrect theory, animals are routinely hacked to pieces, skinned and boiled alive in an attempt to add flavor.

…It is estimated that up to 10 million dogs are slaughtered every year in China, many deliberately slowly and cruelly in the belief that “torture equals taste”, whilst all suffer the stress and pain of being farmed in concentrated numbers before being killed in a variety of ways which rarely ensures a quick and humane death.