18 Apr '11, 4am

Hundreds of dogs being transported to restaurants in China were saved after about 200 activists intervened

Hundreds of dogs being transported to restaurants in China were saved after about 200 activists intervened

A volunteer helps to clean a temporary shelter at Dongyuhe village in Changping district on Sunday. Some of the 430 rescued dogs are being kept at the shelter. -- PHOTO: CHINA DAILY BEIJING - HUNDREDS of dogs being trucked to Chinese restaurants were spared a culinary fate after about 200 animal lovers mobilised to stop them ending up on dinner tables, state-run media said on Monday. A truck crammed with the dogs was forced to stop on Friday on a highway in eastern Beijing by a motorist who swerved his car in front of the truck and then used his microblog to alert animal-rights activists, reports said. The dogs, many apparently stolen from their owners, were being transported from the central Chinese province of Henan to restaurants in Jilin province in the north-east, the China Daily said. It said 430 dogs were rescued, while the Global Times put the number at 520. Eventu...

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