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China’s cruel and pointless massacre of pets is an exercise in power


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ONE of the most upsetting aspects of the lockdown in Shanghai, arguably China’s richest and most modern city, has been the recent rounding up for slaughter of hundreds, maybe thousands, of domestic pets.

This is yet another small stone in the pile of misery being heaped on the Chinese people as their Communist government vigorously enforces the world’s harshest lockdown in pursuit of an unattainable zero Covid strategy. At least 26million people have been sequestered in their homes or detention centres: cut off from the outside world, communications frustrated, and food scarce.

Videos have emerged of people barricaded into their buildings, dragged out of residences, beaten on the streets, and bundled away by hazmat suit-wearing enforcers; some souls have become so desperate that they have thrown themselves to their deaths.

Reuters has reported that the city will re-open from yesterday, the authorities announcing an end to their two-months long lockdown and ‘allowing people in virus-free areas of China’s largest city to leave their homes and drive their cars’. If any of you are confused about the future that the globalist elitists of Davos, the UN and the WHO intend for us, this is it. Make no mistake, there is a new ruling class and we, the people, and everything we hold dear, including our petty little affections, have been declared their enemy.

In a pathetic image of what government indifference and overreach means, we see scores of green refuse bags filled with terrified, squirming cats and dogs being dumped on streets, destined for mass culling, likely gassing. The act – late in the lockdown and in plain sight – is an exercise in pure power. A vindictive cruelty intended to further terrorise a people already crippled by years of oppression into accepting the unacceptable.

It is another cut to the spirit of the ordinary Chinese person, a psychological modern equivalent of the ancient Chinese torture Lingchi, better known as ‘death by a thousand cuts’. The practice delivered a long, slow punishment, intended to see how many cuts a person could withstand before dying or losing consciousness. Its combination of terror, power and capricious cruelty is symptomatic of despotic regimes throughout history.

Killing pets and other animals to save us from the next ‘potential’ zoonotic jump is not on the same terror level but keeps the masses in line and the fires of fear stoked. The links between animal cruelty and human violence are long established and well understood. Abusing companion animals who are a source of comfort to people with little else is a well-trodden path for domestic abusers and political tyrants alike. Such cruelty convinces people that they are powerless and increases their passivity and fear. Where the state is the abuser, it leads to widespread apathy in the population and greater compliance.

In Australia, government apparatchiks put down healthy rescue puppies. Earlier this year, Sky News reported Hong Kong’s plan to cull 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, rabbits and chinchillas after one pet shop employee tested positive for Covid, despite authorities acknowledging there is ‘no evidence’ that pets can transmit Covid to humans.

We don’t know how many creatures have been disposed of as a consequence of the Covid mania. We can be certain that if ‘journalists’ in the legacy media are unwilling to confront the truth about Covid or the consequences of mass inoculations on fellow humans, it is unlikely they will go anywhere near animal deaths; we are, after all, a nation of animal lovers. But it must be in the millions, unnecessary small deaths that fit into the globalist agenda: cut, cut, cutting away at normality.

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Kate Dunlop
Kate Dunlop
Kate Dunlop is a mediator.

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