President Of The FCI Excuses & Defends China As Host Of 2019 World Dog Show

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So what thus far has been the response of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) to international outrage that China, which allows the annual slaughter of dogs at Yulin, is to host the 2019 World Dog Show. What does the FCI say to global citizens who are dismayed and opposed to its agreement to rename traditional Tibetan dog breeds as being ‘Chinese’? Well here’s a statement from Mr Rafael de Santiago the President of the FCI as published by ‘Canine Chronicle’. We advise that these comments should be examined with a healthy degree of critique, especially the content hiding ‘between the lines’, which we have for purposes of clarification, plus it’s just too darn tough to resist,  offered a response to marked in red.

“Always attentive to the opinion of the breeders worldwide, we took note of the uproar concerning the attribution of the 2019 World Dog Show to China and to the decision regarding the country of origin of the following breeds : DO-KHYI (230), TIBETAN TERRIER (209), TIBETAN SPANIEL (231), LHASA APSO (227) and  SHIH TZU (208).

Whilst we understand the concern expressed by the breeders worldwide about both situations, the FCI wishes to inform that the decision to grant the organization of the WDS 2019 to China was taken by a decision of our General Assembly where 68 countries were present or represented and by a large majority of votes, in total transparency and according to the principles of democracy internationally recognised and accepted…..” (Emphasis added)

So on the fallacious pretext of democratic process even the most ethically unsound and morally dubious action is absolved of any principled and moral responsibility by virtue of a consensus? On that basis presumably the Mr de Santiago and the FCI would countenance the mass culling of stray dogs, and defend the decision by claiming a democratic mandate! Of course the FCI is using a straw-man defense here, but let’s return to his statement….

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Mr de Santiago continues.….”That decision was made on basis of a very open and complete presentation made by our Chinese member, CKU, during which our Chinese member delegation has clearly mentioned the cultural differences between China and most of the other countries in the world.”  (Emphasis added)

Ah! Now where have we heard this line before? That’s right from the very same Chinese regime that permits the persecution and slaughter of dogs, inflicts a range of harrowing human rights atrocities against its own people, wages a genocidal assault against Tibet and its culture, violently denies free-speech, imposes a blanket of censorship across the media, administers a program of forced sterilizations, and runs a network of forced-labor camps where political and religious prisoners are being butchered for their organs! None of these harrowing realities bother the FCI which in a staggering example of credulity has swallowed the argument used by the Chinese authorities when it is regularly challenged on human rights issues, namely that the world needs to give China special consideration because it’s culture is ‘different’. In other words human rights are according to the torturers of Bejing specific and defined, not by universality, but cultural factors. We’ve been hearing this nauseating excuse for years, meanwhile the violations continue.

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The President goes on...”The FCI sees it as an excellent opportunity to raise awareness among  the Chinese  population that the dog, our beloved friend, is a member of our families, a living entity and most of all Man’s best Friend”. (Emphasis added)

Anyone who read our previous post ‘China Is Not Fit To Host The 2019 World Dog Show’ may recall that we mentioned in that article how the FCI, like the International Olympic Committee and Governments worldwide, hides behind what has proved a failed and empty promise of ‘constructive engagement’ with China. This approach would have you believe that in working within China a moderating influence is exerted and the more odious excesses of the Chinese regime, or in the case of animal cruelty, are moderated. This jaded and threadbare justification has proved over and over to be utterly vacuous, the abuses continue, oppression, shootings and torture remain, while the suits of the IOC or the FCI wring their hands and offer platitudes about ‘improvements’ and ‘awareness’.

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Mr de Santiago then says…In addition, we find it important to clarify that our Chinese member, CKU, is an FCI full member. As such, CKU has the right to ask to be the country of origin of the breeds indicated above.  It is important to know that any change in a breed standard can be implemented worldwide if and only if the FCI General Committee, following recommendations of the FCI Standards and Scientific Commissions, approves it.”. (Emphasis added)

Now we get down to it, in the above remark Mr de Santiago and the FCI openly acknowledges, and is endorsing that Tibet is; and presumably they would also agree, has been an inalienable part of China. In truth however that is a falsehood. Indeed in terms of international law Tibet remains an independent nation under an illegal occupation. That fact however does not concern the President of the FCI who ‘reasons’ that since these breeds are supposedly from within the ‘country of origin’ China therefore retains a right to rename the Lhasa Apso or Tibetan Terrier as more Chinese sounding titles. This line of thinking is effectively an endorsement of military aggression and colonization, which is precisely how Tibet was annexed by China in 1950. 

The FCI President concludes…Nowadays, the FCI is more than ever committed to the betterment and safeguard of the Dog and to promoting its welfare, love and respect in the four corners of the world.”

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Really? What kind of double-think is going on here? So to protect the dogs of China, the most effective course of action is to collaborate with the world’s most heinous and blood-soaked regime and support hosting the World Dog Show in Shanghai? While in the very same country at Yulin and elsewhere countless numbers of dogs are being abused, tortured and killed. It’s rather like imagining the International Red Cross announcing in 1939 that in order to advance the rights of Polish Gypsies and Jews it will be attending a conference hosted, approved and financed by the National Socialist Party!

The full Canine Chronicle article may be read here

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21 thoughts on “President Of The FCI Excuses & Defends China As Host Of 2019 World Dog Show

  1. Renuka Ranasinghe says:

    Hateful FCI are a dirty group of hippocrites who can only have been bribed by the the evil cruel Chinese scum. Any living being that can inflict torture suffering and pain on innocent creatures and such beautiful innocent loyal beings as these dogs only deserve the same to themselves. My faith in justice goodness compassion in humans has been shattered for ever by disgusting Chinese scum of this earth. Koreans Chinese Vietnamese Cambodians ….are the worst evil scum on this earth …exterminating these human vermin from this earth would make our planet a better place

  2. Helen Morton-Cameron says:

    Ridiculous,how can it be intelligent to choose a nation know for animal cruelty (esp dogs)to host a gig show? Sheer insanity !!!!

  3. Julie cornell says:

    If you were dog lovers you would make it law to protect all the dogs in your country by stopping the yulin festival.love these beautiful loving loyal dogs

  4. Louise Barber says:

    Boycott the show – it is an outrageous decision and condones the barbaric cruelty that China inflicts on dogs and other animals. If no one attends, there will be no dog show. Make these horrific photos go viral and tell everyone to boycott China, Chinese products and a Chinese dog show. This is unacceptable in 2016.

  5. Rod Quiatchon says:

    People should BOYCOTT this dog shows. Do not attend this event to show them solidarity. The organizers of this event are all for profit. Maybe, they were paid by these chinese idiots to hold this event there.

  6. Debra DeFurio says:

    Yeah, that makes sense, KILL & TORTURE DOGS in EVERY WAY POSSIBLE but you also want to host the 2019 World Dog Show??!! WTF is wrong with these people!! They are BARBARIC, SICK, EVIL NON-HUMAN ENTITIES who don’t even deserve to be on this planet! What they have done and do sickens me to the very core of my being, I mean, I can’t even find the words to describe the atrocities these people have inflicted on these beautiful, innocent beings! KARMA is coming to get each and everyone of you and you will get what you deserve! WAKE UP, STOP BEING UNCONSCIOUS WITH YOUR BEHAVIOUR!

  7. Anne Grice says:

    When power is Evil! Its impossible to humanise this man or have any respect for this inhumane unethical unconscionable organisation. NO dog deserve the barbarism they get in China! these are the worst humans and its unacceptable that this organisation can continue to function with this unspeakable betrayal to dogs! Living on the backs of Tortured dogs is AS IMMORAL as the worst crimes to animals ! Shame on you!

  8. sarah pullen says:

    Boycott ALL dogshows!!! Isn’t there some way of getting more v.I.p.’s on board to help attract more attention to this whole animal cruelty situation in China ! Publicity!!! Many people don’t know about this dog & cat eating cruelty in China – get movie stars, singers, etc. to help!!!

  9. Dee soul says:

    I hope they torture and skin you as you think it’s ok for China to host the dog show. Are you blind the only way to stop this for organisations like yours to stop putting money in China’s pockets and boycott them

  10. Kathy O B says:

    Been to China, seen with my own eyes, selling, dogs screaming in agoney, being prepared for human consumption. I can never get that out of my head

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