Kinship Circle: LETTER / Hong Kong’s Brutal Purge of 40,000+ Pigs

April 23rd, 2007 8:43 pm by Kelly Garbato

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4/23/07: Hong Kong’s Brutal Purge of 40,000+ Pigs
KINSHIP CIRCLE ACTION CAMPAIGN

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION:

Hong Kong Government Brutally Killing 40,000 Pigs

http://www.care2.com/news/member/653450313/350137

Hong Kong Government Contact Info:

http://www.info.gov.hk/eindex.htm

Hong Kong’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rules

CAP 169 PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ORDINANCE
CAP 169A PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS REGULATIONS

Kinship Circle - 2007-04-23 - Hong Kong's Brutal Purge of 40,000+ Pigs

PETITION:

http://www.animalearth.org/petition4/index.php

PETITON: Government Brutally Killing 40,000 Pigs

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/981608417

READ ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF PIG HORROR HERE:

http://www.animalearth.org/petition4/index.php

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HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD)
5/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices
303 Cheung Sha Wan Road; Kowloon
24-hour interactive hotline: 852-2708-8885, to speak to operator your call will be transferred to “1823 Citizen’s Easy Link”
fax: 852-2311-3731; email: mailbox [at] afcd.gov.hk
SOURCE URL: http://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/contactus/contactus.html
KEY FIGURES:
Mrs. Stella HUNG, JP, Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation
Mr. LAU Sin Pang, JP, Deputy Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation
Mr. LIU Kwei Kin, Agriculture Branch, Assistant Director
Dr. Anthony James, Chairman, Animal Welfare Advisory Group – To advise the Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation on matters concerning animal welfare

Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, Headquarters
44/F Queensway Government Offices
66 Queensway, Hong Kong
fax: 2869 0169; email: enquiries [at] fehd.gov.hk
Web complaint/query form: http://www.fehd.gov.hk/comments/qform2.html
SOURCE URL: http://www.fehd.gov.hk/comments/contact_us.html

Mr. York Chow, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Bureau
19/F, Murray Building; Garden Road, Hong Kong
ph: (852) 29738284, (852) 21892748
fax: (852) 25413352, (852) 28400467
email: enquiry [at] hwfb.gov.hk
SOURCE URL: http://www.hwfb.gov.hk/en/contact_us/enquiry/

New Territories North Animal Management Centre
13 Jockey Club Road; Sheung Shui, N.T.
SOURCE URL: here

Mr. So Ying Kiu, Chairman
Hong Kong Livestock Industry Association
No. 5, G/F., Pau Cheung Square
Yuen Long; New Territories
ph: (852) 2474 3630; fax: (852) 2442 1695

Hong Kong Government Secretariat (Policy Bureaux)
Chief Secretary for Administration’s Office: cso [at] cso.gov.hk
Hong Kong Tourism Commission:
tcenq [at] edlb.gov.hk
Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing:
bjohksar [at] bjo-hksarg.org.cn

CHINESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

His Excellency, Hu Jintao
President of the People’s Republic of China
9 Xihuang-Chenggen Beijie
Beijing, Peoples Republic of China
email: info [at] cppcc.gov.cn, info [at] china.org.cn

Chinese Government’s Official Web Portal: english [at] mail.gov.cn
National Government: govonline [at] chinascape.cn.net
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China Internet Information Center [authorized government portal site to China]
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Beijing 100037, China
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email: wandi [at] china.org.cn, webmaster [at] china.org.cn
web email feedback: http://service.china.org.cn/link/wcm/comments_e
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The National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China
Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People’s
Congress of the People’s Republic of China
No. 23, Xijiaominxiang
Xicheng District, Beijing 100805, The People’s Republic of China
email: english [at] npc.gov.cn
SOURCE URL: http://www.npc.gov.cn/zgrdw/english/home/contactUs.jsp

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Of The People’s Republic Of China
Mr. Li Zhaoxing, Minister of Foreign Affairs
No. 2, Chaoyangmen Nandajie
Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100701
ph: 86-10-65961114; email: webmaster [at] mfa.gov.cn
SOURCE URL: http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/

Ministry of Agriculture, People’s Republic of China: webmaster [at] agri.gov.cn
Ministry of Health, People’s Republic of China: zxc [at] szhealth.gov.cn,
manage [at] chsi.moh.gov.cn, manage [at] moh.gov.cn
SOURCE URL: http://www.moh.gov.cn/

China National Tourism Administration
9A Jianguomennei Ave., Beijing 100740, China
ph: (0086-10) 65201114; fax: (0086-10) 65122096
email: xhzhang [at] cnta.gov.cn, webmaster [at] cnta.gov.cn
website: http://www.cnta.com

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong
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email: CHINAEMBASSY_US [at] FMPRC.GOV.CN

UNITED KINGDOM
website: http://www.chinese-embassy.org.uk/ eng/
Ambassador Zha Peixin
49-51 Portland Place London W1B 1JL
ph: +44-20-72994049

CANADA
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Ambassador Lu Shumin
515 St. Patrick Street; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, KIN 5H3
P.O. Box 8935 New Terminal, Alta Vista, Ottawa, Canada
ph: +1-613-7893506, 7899586; fax: +1-613-7891911, 7891414
email: chinaemb_ca [at] mfa.gov.cn

AUSTRALIA
website: http://au.china-embassy.org/eng/
Ambassador Fu Ying
15, Coronation Dr., Yarralumla, A.C.T. 2600; Canberra, Australia
ph: +61-2-62734780; fax: +61-2-62734878, 62735189
email: chinaemb_au [at] mfa.gov.cn

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BEIJING 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES

Jacques Rogge, President, International Olympic Committee
Chateau De Vidy, Case Postale 356
1007 Lausanne, Switzerland
fax: +41-21-621-6216; email: jacques.rogge [at] ioc.olympic.org

Beijing Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG)
267 Bei Si Huan Zhong Lu; Haidian District; Beijing 100083, China
ph: (86.10) 66 69 91 85; fax: (86.10) 66 69 92 29
email: 2008 [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn

General Office: mishubu [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Project Management: zongti [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
International Relations: international [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Sports: sports [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Media & Communications: xuanchuan [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Construction & Environment: guihua [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn,
environment [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Marketing: marketing [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Technology: technology [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Legal Affairs: legal [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Games Services: gamesservices [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Audit & Supervision: jiancha [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Human Resources: renshi [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Finance: caiwu [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Culture & Ceremonies: wenhua [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Media Operations: mediaoperations [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Venue Management: VEM [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Transport: transport [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Olympic Torch Relay Centre: OTR [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn
Accreditation: accreditation [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn

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mailbox [at] afcd.gov.hk, enquiries [at] fehd.gov.hk, enquiry [at] hwfb.gov.hk, cso [at] cso.gov.hk, tcenq [at] edlb.gov.hk, bjohksar [at] bjo-hksarg.org.cn, info [at] cppcc.gov.cn, info [at] china.org.cn, english [at] mail.gov.cn, govonline [at] chinascape.cn.net, webmaster [at] spp.gov.cn, xhszbs [at] xinhuanet.com, wandi [at] china.org.cn, webmaster [at] china.org.cn, english [at] npc.gov.cn, webmaster [at] mfa.gov.cn, emic [at] moe.edu.cn, webmaster [at] agri.gov.cn, zxc [at] szhealth.gov.cn, manage [at] chsi.moh.gov.cn, manage [at] moh.gov.cn, szw [at] ccnt.gov.cn, chinaculture [at] chinadaily.com.cn, xhzhang [at] cnta.gov.cn, webmaster [at] cnta.gov.cn, jacques.rogge [at] ioc.olympic.org, 2008 [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, mishubu [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, zongti [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, international [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, sports [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, xuanchuan [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, guihua [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, environment [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, marketing [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, technology [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, legal [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, gamesservices [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, jiancha [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, renshi [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, caiwu [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, wenhua [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, mediaoperations [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, VEM [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, transport [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, OTR [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn, accreditation [at] beijing-olympic.org.cn

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Honorable Government Officials:

As news of Hong Kong’s mass pig extermination travels the globe, the public is outraged by accounts of shrieking animals left to die on floors soaked in blood and brain matter. In the government’s rush to phase-out pig farming licenses, it has ordered the massacre of 40,000 or more breeder pigs. Authorities assured farmers their surrendered pigs would be “humanely destroyed.”

Instead, the government hopes to meet its year-end deadline with gunshot-style killing inside the New Territories North Animal Management Centre of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD).

As described in press reports, “A shooter with ear-shields on, holding a Remington shotgun, was standing on a concrete platform three feet high above the pigs. ‘Bang!’ Another pig fell to the ground. Although shot in the head, the pig was still struggling hard, rolling from side to side with the pain. The shooter did not give him a follow-up shot.” Some pigs agonize for five or more minutes before succumbing to their wounds.

Animals shudder in the corner of the killing room, forced to watch the shooter hook his next pig. This constitutes needless torment. In fact, the daily massacres are so inhumane officials have outsourced killers to replace government veterinarians who refused to participate.

Once again, I respectfully ask Chinese officials to make enforceable animal protection laws a priority before the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

The mass killing of pigs without electric stunning violates China’s “Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Ordinance,” which stipulates an animal must not be “tortured or terrified.” Fully alert, bullet-riddled pigs are clearly “tortured and terrified.” Food and Environmental Department (FEHD) slaughterhouse regulations call for pigs to never endure unnecessary pain.

Photos and eyewitness descriptions show these pigs do not experience instantaneous death. This is hardly an “internationally accepted method of euthanizing pigs.” It is morally and legally reprehensible.

If this brutal extermination of pigs continues, it will irreversibly shame China and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. What China saves in cheap, crude kill methods — it loses in revenue from Chinese tourism and products. I stand firm in my boycott of Chinese travel and goods until authorities implement significant reforms for pigs, dogs, cats, bears and all animals.

Thank you for accepting my comments on this matter of international concern.

Sincerely,

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