Hong Kong martial arts star Jackie Chan called on China to "have a haeart for dogs" after thousands of animals were killed recently to fight a rabies outbreak, the animal rights group PETA said on Thursday.
Chan and PETA are campaigning to stop the mass killing of dogs and urging the use of vaccinations instead.
"With Jackies help, we hope to make dog culling a thing of the past," says PETA Asia-Pacific Director Jason Baker. "Humane rabies prevention programs not only save dogs lives, they also save human lives."
Dog owners take their pets for a morning walk in Beijing in April 2004. Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan has urged China to "have a heart for dogs" after thousands of the animals have been killed to fight rabies outbreaks.(AFP/File/Frederic J. Brown)