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Vigilante justice occurred in a Chinese village when villagers sought revenge after two men stole and killed their dogs for meat. The villagers beat the men for nine hours straight. The incident began around 7 a.m. Tuesday, and happened in Shaping village, Yizhang County, Hunan Province, where towns people caught the two men hauling away the dead dogs. They then beat the men bloody, tying the dead dogs’ bodies around the men’s necks, according to Life With Dogs.
When police arrived at the scene to attempt to calm and stop the mob for the brutal assault, trying to reason with the villagers that vigilante justice is not acceptable, some members of the mob turned on the police with metal bars around 4 p.m., even smashing the windshield of a police car. At first, the angry mob could not be reasoned with or settled down, as their own pet dogs were killed by the thieves. Some members of the horde laid down in front of police vehicles and rolled rocks in the street so that the dog killers couldn’t be driven away, according to the Daily Mail.
Some members of the mob demanded money for the two thieves in order for them to be released. Finally, around 6 p.m., authorities from the local Public Security Bureau as well as Yizhang County officials arrived at the village. By then, they managed to calm the situation down.
The Security Bureau stated that the officers acted correctly according to protocol when they were attacked, and that the officers used restraint when attacked by the mob. They also noted that some members of the village were guilty of illegal imprisonment, assault, and obstructing police work. But it’s not clear whether the villagers are being held on any charges. The two men who killed the dogs are in police custody and the matter is being investigated.
Do you think that vigilante justice is ever warranted? What penalty should the two men who killed the dogs face? Should those who attacked the two men and police face any charges? Please leave your comments below.
There are so may cases of abuse worldwide. A King’s Mountain, North Carolina, senior beagle named Libby was in her own backyard when she was beheaded. The family had let their three dogs out into their fenced backyard as usual. Unfortunately, when they went to look for Libby, a friend of the family found just her lifeless corpse, with no head, according to an article in the Inquisitr.
[Images from People’s Daily Online]