Chinese police have seized 192 dogs believed to have been abducted before being kept in horrific conditions to be slaughtered for meat. They were found crammed inside tiny cages which gave them no space to move
Almost 200 dogs have been saved from certain death in China after being found crammed into tiny cages at a slaughterhouse.
The terrified canines were seized by police from an abattoir in Jiangkou near the city of Chengdu, Sichuan province, earlier this month.
Police believe their captors abducted the dogs as strays from various parks and streets in the area.
However one of the workers has claimed they were told by police to catch stray dogs, local media has reported.
The poor animals were found in horrendous conditions, with filthy living spaces and matted fur.
Abattoir workers had crammed between five and eight dogs into the tiny cages, leaving them no space to move.
Animal rights activists had discovered the hoard of dogs being held in July.
Knowing the animals needed their help, the group watched the abattoir for two months and documented them bringing in large numbers of dogs at night, according to Chinese news website Baidu.
After gathering enough evidence, animal activists reported the slaughterhouse to the authorities on 5th September.
Police have confirmed a preliminary investigation has been carried out and sent to the local court which has agreed to accept the case.
The fate of the dogs who were saved from the slaughterhouse is not clear.
In July, the Mirror reported of a dog saved from a Chinese meat market found its forever home 4,800 miles away in west London.
Pandi, short for Pandita, was born unable to walk due to her deformed back legs.
The three-and-a-half-year-old Pomeranian spent the first portion of her life caged and used for breeding, reports My London.
When she could no longer breed, she was instead ‘sold for meat’.
She was saved by a few rescue charities, plus Acton-based baker Alessandra (‘Al’) Estrada, a Mexican-Canadian dog lover who runs quirky bakeshop Cake Me Baby.
She was brought to the UK by the Silver Fox Dog Rescue, where she was spotted by Alessandra.
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