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Dead Dogs and Other Non-Surprises

Posted by MyLaowai on Tuesday, October 21, 2008

AP is reporting on the recent mass deaths of animals due to melamine poisoning, as follows:

Some 1,500 dogs bred for their raccoon-like fur have died after eating feed tainted with melamine, a veterinarian said Monday, raising questions about how widespread the industrial chemical is in China’s food chain.

The raccoon dogs — a breed native to east Asia whose fur is used to trim coats and other clothing — died of kidney failure after eating the tainted feed, said Zhang Wenkui, a veterinary professor at Shenyang Agriculture University.

“First, we found melamine in the dogs’ feed, and second, I found that 25 percent of the stones in the dogs’ kidneys were made up of melamine,” said Zhang, who performed a necropsy — an animal autopsy — on about a dozen dogs.

Well, seriously folks, what a shocker huh? I’m going to go out on a limb here, and predict that plenty of people will act surprised, the people involved will never be publicly questioned, and the Red Gods will eventually say that “We are now more confident to tell the public that animal feed and related products available in the market are safe”. Until the next time.

Boy howdy, what kind of a box must you have been living in, to be in any way surprised that the Chinese put poison in food? Or in toothpaste? Or lead in children’s toys? Or substandard parts in motor vehicles? Or recording devices in taxi cabs for crying out loud? What the hell did you expect?

Producers, regulators, inspectors, enforcers… All of them run by the CCP. Anyone else see a problem here?

The simple fact is, that the CCP is the largest criminal organisation in the history of the world, with their own private army numbering over two million, with nuclear weapons pointed at their neighbours, and with a large population of brainwashed serfs under their complete power. Why the hell should they care who suffers, as long as they get money and power?

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Anyway, in other news, ChinaDaily is reporting that the terrible skin afflictions that have suddenly struck over a thousand farmers in Jianli county, Hubei province, were “caused by boll worms” and are “not related to vanadium [released illegally into the environment by factories with Party connections] according to tests done by the provincial health department“. Which is all well and good.

The media [boo! hiss!] had reported farmers started suffering from rash-like symptoms in March when local industrialists and those from nearby Hunan province opened plants to smelt vanadium, a highly profitable alloy element.

Some of the illegal plants had failed to install treatment facilities for gas emissions and wastewater.

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10 Responses to “Dead Dogs and Other Non-Surprises”

  1. Neddy said

    At risk of making the gloom even murkier, I’ll field this: “List of Toxic Foods You Need to Know” on CDT. Enjoy.

    http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2008/09/list-of-toxic-foods-you-got-to-know/

  2. justrecently said

    I’m a smoker. Toxic greetings.

  3. justrecently said

    Anyway, the pickled cabbage looks disgusting.

  4. MyLaowai said

    You are what you eat: I’m mostly pipe tobacco steeped in Martini, with a hint of coffee. Thoroughly unappetising for most predators, so I guess it’s a natural defence mechanism.

    I love Mother Nature.

  5. justrecently said

    I love Mother Nature too. But always look at her in a more scientific way and never forget Chairman Mao’s legacy. We must reshape nature. Watermilk without melamine would be too natural.

  6. Neddy said

    So long as you don’t take that reshaping too far… I mean, shock horror, is anything sacred? *rolls eyes*

    See “More melamine mania: Chocolate sex toys found to contain melamine” over at Danwei.

    http://shanghaiist.com/2008/10/23/more_melamine_mania_chocolate_sex_t.php

  7. Neddy said

    Sorry, it is on Shaghaiist. My error. Or they put something funny into that chocolate. Not just melamine…

  8. justrecently said

    Mao Zhuxi says: Man can rule over nature!
    Rule must not be compromised!

  9. KV said

    Yea, no surprises. When American news outlet “broke the news” that some dudes had managed to record that Skype was sending messages to safe keeping in China, and that was big news. I was like “what the f*. I thought this was general knowledge!” I had ran to that thing long time ago when sending some joke about current Chairman in Chinese and that message never got delivered and noticed that for some reason even that word is blocked when sent from Real World to China and in bit different way when sent from China to Real World. Then some reporter made story about it too month or two before these two nerds came to say how they have found database where this information is saved, buu huu, old news I say..Oh well…

    Chinese government is really really nutty. I wonder actually will I get visa to China in future as I had been sending those from Skype account that was on my real name. bummer.

  10. MST said

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

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