04 Jan '12, 2pm

Poodle's killing at airport sparks Internet anger

Poodle's killing at airport sparks Internet anger

BEIJING: Chinese netizens angrily condemned Wednesday the beating to death of a poodle at an airport in southern China because it "threatened" air safety after apparently escaping from its kennel on a plane. The death on Tuesday of Ge Ge has become a hot topic on Chinese microblogs with thousands of web users slamming the brutal manner in which the small white dog was killed. According to online poster "Miao Qinglang", the dog's owner, Haikou airport in Hainan province insisted the dog escaped its kennel, ran out onto the runway "threatening" air safety and had to be killed "in accordance with law". But Miao Qinglang said the kennel that housed the cute 2.2 kilo (five pound) poodle was forcibly opened from the outside, meaning somebody let the dog out to its death. Photos of the bloody beaten body of Ge Ge, as well as the kennel, were posted on Sina.com's popular microblog...

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