Paul McCartney's Boycott of China over its Inhuman Barbarism towards Dogs and Cats.

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The BBC's Six O'clock News recently broadcast a secretly taped film of animals being abused and killed for their fur at Guangzhou's Fur Market - the main centre for China's cat and dog fur exports. The hidden camera footage was filmed by the People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) and shows 'extreme scenes on animal torture: Dogs and cats are thrown from the top deck of a bus onto the concrete pavement breaking their legs. In another piece of footage, cats are seen squirming inside a sack before being thrown into a vat of boiling water. Sadistic, smiling, laughing workers are also filmed beating the animals to death. The screaming animals, many with their paws now smashed from the fall, are then lifted up with long metal tongs and thrown over a 7ft fence. Some are beaten by laughing workers of the liocal communist einsatzgruppen. All are then killed and skinned for their fur many of which are believed still to be alive as their skins are peeled away.

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Sir Paul McCartney - well known for his strong stance against animal cruelty was shocked by the footage, describing the horrific footage as being 'against every rule of humanity':

"This is barbaric. Horrific. It's like something out of the Dark Ages. They seem to get a kick out of it. They're just sick, sick people. This is just disgusting. It's just against every rule of humanity. I wouldn't even dream of going over there to play, in the same way I wouldn't go to a country that supported apartheid. I couldn't go there. If they want to consider themselves a civilised nation they're going to have to stop this.

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