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THE HORROR: 5,000 cats, dogs and other animals died of suffocation in boxes at China facility

The animals, which included cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs, were left without food or water for a week, causing them to die of suffocation, dehydration and starvation.

CARL SAMSON: Around 5,000 animals were found dead in cardboard boxes at a shipping facility in central China last week, sparking outrage among animal lovers and rights activists. The animals were kept in plastic or metal cages that had been wrapped in the boxes, which barely had breathing holes in them. The animals were left without food or water for about a week, causing them to die of suffocation, dehydration and starvation…

The animals, which included cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs, allegedly came from a breeding farm in Anhui Province and were supposed to be shipped to online buyers…They were supposed to have been shipped by Sept. 16, but they were still in the facility by Sept. 22…

“The station was cluttered with express boxes with thousands of animals that had already died, and the entire place reeks of rotting bodies,” Sister Hua, founder of animal rescue group Utopia (Wutuobang), told CBS News. “It was like a living hell”…

Utopia managed to save 200 rabbits, as well as 50 cats and dogs. Healthier ones were adopted on-site, while those in bad shape were sent to veterinary clinics for treatment… Shortly after the rescue, the group headed to the nearby village of Dameng, where they saved 1,000 more animals, mostly rabbits. SOURCE…

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