This is way off topic, but we can’t ignore it. Fox News reports: In China, dog owners have bone to pick over large-breed crackdown. We’ll give you just the first two paragraphs:
Chinese police squads are reportedly sweeping through the country’s capitol city on a state-sponsored hunt for residents who harbor large-breed dogs — like Labradors, Dalmatians and collies — as pets.
The New York Times reports the police, bearing nets and metal snares, are confiscating the animals, which cannot be recovered and often end up in the hands of dog-meat dealers, in tune with a long-standing law prohibiting large-breed dogs within the city limits of Bejing.
You know our attitude toward dogs. As we said in Why Are the Neanderthals Extinct?, dogs and humans co-evolved over tens of thousands of years, and each species aided the other’s survival. Were it not for dogs, we’d probably be as extinct as the Neanderthal. We owe our very existence to dogs, and a true human instinctively cares for them.
This latest Chinese atrocity is beyond savagery — it’s literally inhuman. We can only hope our own government, which has been growing increasingly insane for at least a generation, isn’t crazed enough to adopt the same policy.
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