Stray dog kicked out of parking spot returns with his pack to take revenge
What goes around, comes around. For a man in Chongqing, China, it was quite literally the case. After the man kicked a dog out of his parking spot, the stray decided it was time to teach him a lesson. He left the spot at the time but then returned with a unique strategy for revenge.
The dog turned up with a bunch of his friends and proceeded to trash the man's car. The pack of stray dogs left no stone unturned to convey their disapproval of the man's behaviour. In pictures that were released to the internet, the dogs can be seen chewing up the fenders and wipers.
The driver of the car might not have known that the dogs did it had it not been for a neighbour. This neighbor photographed the pack of dogs as they put the finishing touches on their 'handiwork'.
The incident took place around six years ago but has gone viral now to highlight just how badly stray animals are treated. This is especially true in China where stray dogs are sometimes grabbed off the street and thrown into dog fights in the absence of proper animal welfare laws.
As per a report in DailyMail, China has no animal cruelty laws, and any person who damages a dog or another animal can only be prosecuted for damaging property if the animal belongs to somebody.
According to a 2017 report in National Geographic, the country is "home to a robust and rapidly growing animal protection movement that encompasses both animal welfare and efforts to fight wildlife poaching and trafficking". A professor at the University of Houston-Downtown and China policy specialist at Humane Society International, Peter Li, told the publication that the nation has seen a considerable rise in registered animal protection organizations in the past three decades.
It is only recently that China is becoming conscious of the issue that they don't have adequate animal welfare laws. As of 2017, at least 200 registered organizations advocating for animal welfare and wildlife protection had come into existence.
Additionally, hundreds of animal shelters and rescues have also opened up. One of the reasons for the change is the fact that the younger generation is more aware of the situation. And the second being the rising number of pets in the cities. Li says, "Because of the rising living standards, people are no longer obsessed with getting food on the dinner table".
There was a time when all of Beijing has only one animal hospital. Mary Peng's cat Boo Boo had a health scare in 2002 and she found out that China Agricultural University was virtually the only animal hospital in Beijing. Plus they didn’t even have the resources to adequately care for her cat.
Peng went on to start International Centr for Veterinary services. "It was pretty desperate," Peng was reported saying. "As a pet owner, before ICVS opened, we had no resources. We had no choices." As of 2017, Beijing has about 400 animal hospitals and clinics.