China is facing criticism from its residents for the barbaric slaughter of the city’s unwanted stray dogs

China has once again come under public scrutiny for the way in which it is choosing to dispose of an estimated 1,000 unlicensed dogs in the city of Changsha Hunan.

City officials have called for the dogs to be destroyed in a bid to stop them roaming the streets prevent the spread of disease.

The mass slaughter has been conducted by club wielding, state vets, who have proceeded to batter the dogs to death in broad daylight on the streets.

Residents of the city have complained that the procedure is barbaric, but city chiefs have stated that clubbing the dogs to death is a cheaper option than bullets or injections.

Brian Faulkner, head of animal control at the World Society for the Protection of Animals, said: “We are not surprised to hear of these cruel practises being carried out and sadly it is not restricted to just China.”

“Clubbing animals to death is a totally unacceptable method of euthanasia by any standard. Strays should be rounded up and destroyed by a lethal injection of sodium pentabarbitone”

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