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This is the shocking moment animal rights activists dig out a stray dog and her two puppies which died after being buried alive by housing maintenance workers.
The dogs were living in a hole in the ground under steps leading to the entrance of a block of flats in the city of Hangzhou, capital of eastern China’s Zhejiang Province.
Maintenance workers, who look after the building’s facilities for residents, reportedly filled in the hole and sealed the entrance – with the poor dogs still inside.
Shocked residents, who knew the dogs were living there and were worried about them, shared photos of the scene on social media which alerted the local Voice for the Voiceless animal rights group.
Volunteers rushed to the scene and dug out the hole to find the three dogs inside. Tragically, the two puppies had already suffocated, while the mother dog was still alive but in poor condition and later died.
The incident has outraged animal lovers in China where there are no nationwide laws explicitly prohibiting the mistreatment of animals.
PETA Asia spokesman Keith Guo said: “The people who did this should be sacked. And it is yet another reason why we need animal protection laws in China.
“The most effective way to prevent the overpopulation of stray cats and dogs on the streets is by implementing strict laws mandating spaying and neutering — violent acts like burying animals alive don’t address the problem.”
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