To enter a group of cats and dogs to abuse and kill cats and dogs, you need to deliver a "vouch for name"

  Reporter investigates the abuse and killing of small animals "Crimson Trading Chain"

  ● Behind the abuse of cats and dogs, there is a black industry chain such as video sales and live broadcast rewards.

In this profit chain, there are cat abusers who specialize in recording and killing videos, professional vendors who organize video resources and package and sell, and there are intermediaries and sellers who specialize in expanding customers in various channels.

  ● Violent acts of cruelty to small animals, selling related videos for profit, and spreading violence not only break through the bottom line of human civilization, but are also suspected of breaking the law and may lead minors to imitate violence

  ● It is recommended to integrate existing laws and regulations, and formulate a systematic and comprehensive "Animal Protection Law", which includes key adjustments to animal welfare, animal protection, animal utilization, anti-cruelty to animals, animal gene management, etc., so as to improve the social Animal protection awareness and level of animal protection

  □ Our reporter Chen Lei

  □ Our newspaper trainee reporter Sun Tianjiao

  Following the request of "five five times and five times", an orange and white kitten was severely thrown to the ground.

At the same time, in the video message area, some people kept commenting on "beating with a stick" and "smashing hard".

  Recently, a live video of cat abuse was exposed.

The person in the video not only broadcasted their cat abuse behavior throughout the whole process, but also opened the live broadcast to give rewards. The people watching can customize the way they abuse and kill kittens as long as they pay.

In the video, the cat being beaten repeatedly huddled in a corner helplessly, while the cat abuser repeatedly emphasized in the live broadcast, "You can hit what you say!"

  A reporter from the Rule of Law Daily found that behind the abuse of cats and dogs, there is a black industry chain such as video sales and live broadcast rewards.

In this interest chain, there are cat abusers who specialize in recording and killing videos, professional vendors who organize and sell video resources, and intermediaries and sellers who specialize in expanding customers in various channels.

  Many small animal rescuers and experts interviewed by reporters believe that China’s current lack of legal deterrence against cats and dogs and other small animals has led to repeated prohibitions on cat and dog abuse and even a black industry chain. It is recommended to integrate existing laws and regulations. , Formulate a systematic and comprehensive "Animal Protection Law", which contains key adjustments to animal welfare, animal protection, animal utilization, anti-cruelty to animals, animal gene management, etc., to enhance the animal protection awareness and level of animal protection in the whole society .

  Frequent animal cruelty

  The methods used are extremely cruel

  Li Kunmin is a doctor at a pet hospital in Chaoyang District, Beijing. He has treated many cats and puppies suffering from diseases.

Not long ago, Li Kunmin received a different "patient": a stray cat covered with trauma and bloody blood was dying.

After a detailed diagnosis, Li Kunmin judged that the kitten had been hit by someone with a stick or something, the skin and flesh had cracked, and even the wound had become suppurated.

He immediately treated the kitten. Two weeks later, the kitten recovered and was adopted by well-wishers.

  This is the first time that Li Kunmin has come into contact with a stray cat being abused so intuitively. He received a huge psychological shock: "I don't understand it very much. Kittens don't hurt people, even if they don't like it, there is no need to hurt it!"

  Also, Wang Lin (a pseudonym), a citizen of Beijing, who does not understand cat abuse very much.

She still remembers the scene that happened in the evening six years ago-a white stray cat she rescued was stripped of its tail and bloodied out of the grass in the community living square.

  The tail is very important to the cat's actions. Without a tail, the cat's running, climbing, and jumping will be affected.

"In the end, the cat's tail was not kept, and its ability to survive and life would be greatly reduced." When I thought of the scene where the cat was struggling fiercely in her arms when I wrapped the stray cat in clothes and brought it home, Wang Lin's eyes. Wet.

  Wang Lin is the person in charge of a group of stray animals in Beijing.

Ten years ago, she and a group of friends came together to rescue stray animals and carried out the protection and rescue of stray animals at their own expense.

Because of their limited personal adoption ability, they selected more than a dozen group care points in the city and suburbs of Beijing. After communicating with the neighborhood committee and the property, they put some stray cats in the group care points for centralized care. There are fixed personnel to care for the group every day. Point the stray cats to feed.

  Skinned kittens, pretending to be adopters and then torturing animals after adopting them, instructing their own dogs to chase stray cats at the group guard... Animal behavior.

  Selling cat abuse videos for profit

  Giving birth to a black industrial chain

  It is worth noting that the harm of cruelty to small animals is not limited to the cruelty itself.

More and more people are selling and disseminating small animal abuse videos for profit or other purposes, forming a hidden black industry chain.

  Recently, an article titled "Men spend 40 yuan to buy 100G cat abuse video, live broadcast rewards can also customize the death method" circulated on the Internet.

According to the article, the cruel methods of abuse of cats, such as electric shock, skinning, burning, boiling water, and broken legs with pliers, are far beyond ordinary people's imagination.

  In an interview with the media, "Mao Shitou," who was a seller of cat abuse videos, disclosed that there is a complete industrial chain for the sale of cat abuse videos.

In the industry chain, there are cat abusers who specialize in recording and killing videos, professional vendors who organize video resources and package and sell them, and there are intermediaries who specialize in expanding customers in various channels, and there are various sellers.

  The reporter recently searched on some shopping websites with keywords such as "cat abuse", "dog abuse", and "animal abuse video", all of which showed "no search results."

When searching for groups with the same keywords on social media, it also shows that there are no groups that meet the filter criteria.

  Wang Lin told reporters that this reflects the hidden characteristics of such groups. “Groups selling cat and dog abuse videos are difficult for ordinary people to find and join them. Moreover, a group owner usually has multiple group accounts. Immediately after the closure, recruit people to build a new group."

  According to Wang Lin, the volunteers who rescued the stray animals group tried to enter the relevant group, but after entering the group, someone would "assess" and ask the volunteers why they want to join the group. Do you know the "rules" before. Is there any similar torture experience, etc.?

"It is necessary to prove that you and them are the same kind of people, so that you can really get in touch with their'business'. Therefore, the phenomenon that is really exposed is only the tip of the iceberg."

  In addition to selling videos of cruelty to small animals, some even use the lives of small animals to blackmail and rescue people.

  According to media reports, a man in Dongguan, Guangdong pretended to adopt a stray cat. After the successful adoption, he extorted and rescued people on the condition of the stray cat’s life.

A rescuer was asked to transfer more than 1,000 yuan, and received a cat abuse video the day after he refused to transfer.

  Why do small animal abuse incidents occur frequently and breed related industrial chains?

  Liu Hongyan, director of the Ecological Law Research Office of the Law Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, analyzes that the cruelty to small animals, especially the cruelty to non-wild animals, is not effectively regulated by the current laws in China.

  "At present, for trafficking, hunting, theft, transportation, illegal trading, overeating of wild animals, etc., corresponding penalties can be imposed in accordance with relevant laws and regulations. However, there is basically no corresponding law for a single animal cruelty. Regulation.” Liu Hongyan said, in addition, with the rise of the Internet economy in recent years, some profit-seeking people continue to break through the bottom line of social morality and try to publish small animal abuse videos on the Internet to earn traffic and profit, which is also one of the important reasons.

  Liu Hongyan believes that violent acts of cruelty to small animals, selling related videos for profit, and spreading violence not only break through the bottom line of human civilization, but are also suspected of breaking the law and may lead minors to imitate violence.

  "If this kind of spreading violence is not effectively stopped, it will definitely bring instability to the society. In the long run, it will have a serious negative impact on the progress and harmonious development of social civilization. Do not let the absence of the law become a condom to animal cruelty and its The disguised reason for transmission." Liu Hongyan said.

  Mostly moral condemnation

  Legislation faces practical difficulties

  The reporter combed and found that for animal abusers, most of them are currently morally condemned and punished in accordance with industry norms.

For example, the perpetrators of the "boiling water and pouring cat" incident in Taiyuan, Shanxi, their employer terminated their labor relations after the incident; Fan Mou, a college student from a university in Shandong, used harsh methods such as fire, electric shock, and skinning to torture the cat to death and tortured the entire cat. The process was filmed and sold online, and was dropped out by the school.

  In recent years, some places have written "prohibition of abuse" into local regulations, but they have not stipulated specific rules and penalties for violations.

For example, the "Beijing Animal Epidemic Prevention Regulations" issued in 2014 stipulate that animal breeders should not abandon or abuse the animals raised; the "Changsha Dog Management Regulations" that came into effect on May 1, 2019 stipulate that no unit or individual shall Dog abuse.

  However, there is no specific anti-animal cruelty legislation at the national level.

Cao Mingde, a professor of environmental law at China University of Political Science and Law, believes that an important reason behind this is the lack of an active promoter.

"From the perspective of legislative procedures, our country is currently basically focusing on departmental legislation. For example, the Environmental Protection Law is promoted by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. For small animals, who is its spokesperson? Without promoters, the legislative process is inevitable. Will be greatly affected."

  In Liu Hongyan's view, from the perspective of the name of the law, the adjustment scope of the "Anti-Animal Cruelty Law" is relatively single. Whether the introduction of a special "Anti-Animal Cruelty Law" can satisfy the society's ethical requirements and efficiency demands for animal protection is debatable; At the same time, the academic community has not yet reached a consensus on anti-animal cruelty protection legislation.

  "From the perspective of the definition of legal behavior, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs "Response to Recommendation No. 2654 of the Third Session of the Thirteenth National People's Congress", because'animal protection issues involve industry development, ethnic customs, religious customs, ethics, etc. With multiple complex factors', there are certain difficulties in how to define abuse at the legal level." Liu Hongyan said.

  He believes that special anti-animal cruelty legislation will inevitably involve the overall adjustment of the existing national animal protection management system and the fundamental change of social thinking and cultural concepts.

  "The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has also mentioned that animal cruelty in social life is only a rare phenomenon, and more citizens live in harmony with animals. There is a lack of necessity to formulate a law for this kind of less ethical behavior. Basically, it can be solved by improving existing laws and regulations." Liu Hongyan said, "It can be seen that there are many obstacles in promoting anti-animal cruelty legislation."

  Experts call for special legislation

  Improve the level of animal protection

  Despite the difficulties, many experts interviewed by reporters still insisted that it is necessary to prevent animal cruelty into the law.

  Cao Mingde believes that there is no compulsory legal norms for the abuse of cats and dogs, and we can only rely on moral evaluation, and we need to rely on the self-consciousness of the parties and public opinion to maintain order.

However, some people lack the sense of shame and integrity, and can ignore the evaluation of others. At this time, moral evaluation is obviously not enough to restrain the behavior of such people.

  "Under this circumstance, we can no longer allow this kind of lack of conscience and low moral standards to continue to exist. In particular, some people seek illegal benefits from it and affect the moral standards of the entire society. Therefore, this phenomenon must be regulated by law. "Cao Mingde said.

  Liu Hongyan proposed that from the perspective of China’s animal protection legal system, China has issued a number of laws and regulations such as the Wild Animal Protection Law and the "Regulations on the Management of Laboratory Animals" to classify animals as livestock, wild animals, and laboratory animals. And clarify their respective protection management regulations.

However, this classification method has drawbacks. It is based on usefulness to humans as the main basis for distinction and protection. Companion animals and other animals that currently have no direct economic benefits to humans but have important value to the ecosystem can not be included in the scope of protection.

  In Liu Hongyan's view, if the relevant provisions against animal cruelty are dispersed in various laws and regulations, it will not only be difficult to achieve comprehensive protection of existing animals, but it may also bring about problems such as "multi-dragon water control" in the application of law.

  To this end, Liu Hongyan suggested that in order to prevent animal cruelty into the law, the value guidance of "ecological civilization" and the development concept of harmonious coexistence between man and nature should be incorporated into China’s animal protection legal system, and existing laws and regulations should be integrated to formulate a system, The comprehensive "Animal Protection Law" contains key adjustments to animal welfare, animal protection, animal utilization, anti-cruelty to animals, and animal gene management, and comprehensively enhances the awareness and level of animal protection in the whole society.

  He also suggested that the public should conduct extensive social supervision, report animal cruelty and dissemination of related videos to relevant departments for handling in a timely manner, and supervise the inaction or untimely behavior of law enforcement agencies.

  Cao Mingde put forward his own suggestions from the perspective of the network platform.

He believes that online platforms should undertake the necessary review and supervision obligations, strictly review the content posted on the platform, delete violent pictures and videos of cruelty to animals in a timely manner, and at the same time take punishment measures such as banning related information publishers and disseminators. If the behavior violates the relevant laws and regulations, the relevant evidence shall be retained and transferred to the relevant departments for handling.

  "Relevant administrative law enforcement agencies should strictly supervise the network platform. If such videos are disseminated, the network platform should also be punished if it fails to take timely measures." Cao Mingde said.

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