Rescued Tongchuan cats
At five o’clock yesterday morning, in lane 285, Tongchuan Rd., Shanghai, led by 4 cats lovers, who successfully called for 50 cats lovers to start a cat rescuing action. The place is used by the cat nappers to transfer and shipped cats to detonated markets outside Shanghai. Until 9:00 in that morning, there were 9 wooded boxes squeezed with around 150 cats were stopped by the cat lovers. However, their rescuing action met with severe resistance from the cat napper, who violently hit some of the volunteers and caused them injured in the conflict.
This action was taking place in lane 285, Tongchuan Rd., closed to a big hotel accessories wholesale markets. With broad entrance, the place is commonly parked over night with long-distance lorry. As time past it becomes a place gathered by some logistic industries. At 4 o’clock yesterday morning, the cat lovers heard that someone was secretly shipping cats in this place. “At first arrival, we have only 4 people. We didn’t come in rashly but watched silently on the roadside. “ Said by Rainbow, who is among the 4 people that firstly arrived. At that time it was still night. She recalled, and that they observed there were moter cycles come in and deliver goods from time to time. The “goods” they delivered were bundled into deep color PE bag. There were some people waiting in the lane, equipped with a large amount of cages made by bamboo. This cages is commonly used by the cat nappers to ship cats.
Though the policemen presented at the sight, the negotiation was absolutely failur. According to Ms. Shang, a volunteer took part in the negotiation, the cat lovers were trying to convinced the cat nappers not to ship cats outside Shanghai, and they even propose to buy the cats. The cat nappers didn’t pay any attention to them. There were many cats being loaded into the cages, and there are still motor cycles bring cats in. Probably they catch sight of the policemen, many motor cycle rs turn away when arrived the entrance of the lane, brought with them at least 200 cats.
It was very annoying that the cat nappers were very tough despite the presence of policemen. “They cried in front of the policemen that they would have killed the cat lovers with any possible way if the policemen did not come. Afterword, there were many cat lovers told the journalists that they were threaten by the cat nappers. The cat nappers said that they have known the name and address of some cat lovers and would take revenge of them if the cats were stopped to ship out.
To avoid the conflict between two sides, special policemen from Putuo District were sent to the sight. At the same time, the cat lovers called for more supports via micro-blog, telephone and other Internet communication. By 9:30, there were about 50 cat lovers rushed from every corner of the city to the sight.
The policemen suggested that both sides should refrain from conflict, but this doesn’t work. The cat lovers ask to release the cats at first before the negotiation, as the cats were almost suffered to death under severe bad condition. However the cat nappers insisted on loading and shipping the cats. Then the cat lovers were trying their effort to stop the truck. Some jump on the truck, and some even lay down under the truck. The cat nappers began to drive them away. Many cat lover was injured by their neck and hand. One of the volunteers even claimed she was kicked on the stomach and felt almost beside the truck.
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