@Peter, the ladies spoke Kunming hua- and it was very difficult to get to, a long journey, and hard to understand their local dialect. Thanks for your suggestions, I would be happy to take part in something like this, just sad to see so many dogs living like this. I'm glad helping them is a growing trend.
Thanks, I'm not sure if I made it clear, but that was never my sole intention. Maybe it was worded incorrectly. Meanings can often be misconstrued via text. If they were pigs, cows or other 'edible' animals, I don't think the majority would agree with me that they should be saved unfortunately. Was this your meaning? All I wish to do is help these dogs somehow. Not because they are bred for people, but because they are actually living in darkness, fear, sleeping on concrete floors... on a daily basis. Most likely they will never be free. I almost threw up when I smelt this place. The people who run this place, although good intentions, need more assistance. Hope that clears things up. I can provide support by training the dogs, taking them to the vet, cleaning them up etc. and they will make great companions with love and care.
Unfortunately the only thing I can do for the pigs, cows and other animals is not support this practice by avoiding meat. I know there's also the 'free range' argument, but I won't go into that, rather avoid meat entirely. Also, to avoid any other misconceptions, I have absolutely nothing against people who consume meat- not making any arguments, I just want to help these poor dogs find their forever homes.
At least if they were pigs/ chickens they would be killed within a few years or so... I would hope. Either way, I can never win that argument- almost nobody would agree with saving them in China. Some countries have done very well by demanding free range only, but I know here, it won't happen. These dogs will be living in darkness, fear... in damp overcrowded conditions for the rest of their lives, unless somebody does something. I am prepared to do something. There are 200+ dogs to choose from, and I hope there may be some interest, even if I can save just one. If not, then I truly feel for them. It was actually very shocking and disturbing to see.
No, I no longer eat meat, it truly repulses me, after what I have seen. My body no longer wants to digest pain and suffering.
If you do, that's fine, everybody is different. No I saw it all first hand, I can't unsee it. Due to overbreeding and abandoned dogs. Dogs were bred to feel emotions, and work with people. This is really horrible.
This zoo gave me an insight into how this country views endangered animals. Watch tigers pace back and forth in concrete cages, wolves shivering in the corner behind bars, and zebras looking for a feed. Yes, you can feed the animals whatever you have in your pockets apparently. If that's not enough, purchase a dying turtle to hang around your neck while you eat a caged chicken burger from McDonalds. Oh but the peacocks have lots of grass and space to walk. It was refreshing to see.