Pian Shankong, Animal Rights Activist

Source: China Daily USA @ facebook


Photo of the Day: Pian Shankong, a 40-year-old performance artist, squats in his underwear inside a dog cage in front of a dog butcher at a wholesale market in Guiyang city, capital of Southwest China’s Guizhou province, on Dec 19, 2011, urging people to not eat dogs. Since last year, Pian has traveled around many places in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in Southwest China to call for the public to love the animals.

From China Daily USA @ Facebook


13 thoughts on “Pian Shankong, Animal Rights Activist

  1. Thank you for passing on this message as so many are unaware of the atrocities committed against animals, specifically this one against dogs!!! I couldn’t even stand to give this picture more than a glance because I noticed the background, which kills me. I won’t mention what they used to (or probably still do) to monkeys. Just barbaric. 

    I used to donate to PETA in my dogs name – they even got their own PETA membership cards – but the mailings with the pictures…ugh! My husband had to call to tell them we would keep donating if they would stop sending us the mailings. It was just so very depressing
    to know that animals were suffering and  people were capable of doing such things

    Ghandi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”  So true. And I think “nation” could be interchangeable with “person” as well. 

    You obviously have a huge heart!!


    1. “Compassion is most important for happiness. We must treat fellow human beings as equal, that is very important, but also all beings who have capacity for feeling. So the innate desire for happiness that is the basis of human rights extends to all sentient beings, including animals and insects. There are now some individuals and organizations who care about animal rights and are showing concern about the suffering or torture of animals. I have noticed among ordinary people, out of their love and compassion, growing efforts for promotion of vegetarianism. These are the right kinds of expression of compassion, very positive and encouraging signs.

      Dalai Lama


    1. Yes, he is a great man.

      Here’s another one
      “Today more than ever before life must be characterized by a sense of Universal Responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.”–His Holiness The Dalai Lama


  2. I’m working on an Avaaz petition with Chinese animal protection organisation TACN (Together for the Animals in China). The petition is against the dog and cat meat and fur trade which involves some of the worse animal cruelty known in the world today. It’s been circulating on Weibo (‘Chinese Twitter’) and so far has received over 80,000 views (shame they can’t sign it because Avaaz is blocked in China, like many websites). Please do have a look! https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Ambassador_Liu_Xiaoming_Stop_Cooking_Live_Animals/?pv=91


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