Rescued Mastiffs Need Homes
Tails From China (05-25-2015) #4112: 8 Tibetan Mastiffs rescued from meat trade trucks are looking for homes in US or Sweden, where devoted Beijing-based Swedish rescuer Camilla has taken them under her wing. The U.S. media has recently reported how these enormous guard dogs once fetched prices of 1 million dollars back in 2011 when they were status symbols. They fell “out of favor” as a fad and were banned (along with 40 other large breeds) in central Beijing, where 13” is the maximum height allowed. It’s only a few years later and these giant dogs — once worth a million dollars — are crowded onto meat trucks for human consumption.