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Unethical St. Bernard Breeding In China

In America, we have laws protecting animals and nature. We also have well-organized groups of dedicated people speaking for the "voiceless." Yet we still have difficulty communicating to the local immigrants, especially the Asians, that it is not right to abuse any animals, including those to be used for food.

Here you will find updates about current issues related to AHAN's mission. You can read stories collected and translated from various sources. This section is subject to change as new information comes to light and progress is made.

English translation of news from Beijing, People's Republic of China

On July 20th, 1998, the Central Television Station in China broadcasted the following report: After a long period of research and effort, Chinese specialists have now discovered that one breed of dogs is most suitable for mass breeding and production, to be marketed as dog meat. The chosen breed is St. Bernard imported from Switzerland.

Although the Chinese officials proudly claims their efforts in the protection of endangered species and in ecology, the government of China encourages such mass production of imported dogs as a meat product.

The researcher claimed that St. Bernards have a faster growing rate, are not prone to have diseases, and requires less feeding while able to produce many litters. The average daily weight gain is about one kilogram and will gain about 30 kilograms of body weight in one month. By three to four months, the dog can be sold to the market for dog meat. St Bernard usually have two pregnancies a year and each time produce a litter of 2 - 12 puppies. Therefore, they can produce more puppies than any other dog breeds.

The report specially emphasized that, due to St. Bernard's mild temperament, there is less danger of dog bites for the breeder.

End of the news article.
article in Chinese

Although this article was written three years ago, this situation of St. Bernard meat marketing still exists today. Please help by sending protest letters to

Click here for a petition against St. Bernard breeding in China.

Ambassador Li Zhao Xing
Embassy of the People's Republic of China
2300 Connecticut Avenue
NW Washington, DC20008
Fax: 202-328-2582 or Email:

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