Tuesday, 29 November 2005

Macca tack

Sir Paul McCartney has said he will boycott China because of the way dogs and cats are treated there. I saw a snippet of the film that has brought this about and I agree that it wasn't nice, animals that we consider to be pets were treated very badly by people keeping them for the fur trade.

Sorry Paul but this is facile. Don't go because China denies people the right to religious freedom, don't go because of the restrictions on free speech and a free media, don't go because of the endemic torture and ill treatment of people thrown in jail without charge for months on end before being brought before courts which are not independent of the ruling party, don't go because of the ongoing occupation and pillage of Tibet, don't go because 77% of the people executed in the world in 1993 were killed in China and on a single day, 9 January 1993, 356 death sentences were handed down by Chinese courts, don't go - please don't go. But please don't go for the right reasons and whatever we think of fluffy bunnies and cats and dogs placing them above human beings is just plain wrong.

10 careful considerations:

kat said...

I think people find it more difficult to support and protect human rights. It’s a bigger and tougher job and usually involves politics.

kat said...

I should have said 'publically support'

kaikaiisagirl said...

I'm Chinese, I think the people around the world needs to know China, not by alientating it.
anyway, here's my opinion on the Paul McCartney issue, pls read it
http://testingfromchina2.blogspot.com/

Squid Vicious said...

I WON! 50,034 words and I still have another chapter to go to tie up the loose ends, but the goal was 50,000!

You should never put bunnies above people. We used to raise rabbits and they poop a lot! If you put them over people, they would poop on them. I totally agree with you. That explains why there's no Chinese Disneyland. I can only imagine what they would do the Mickey and Pluto. Donald would be offed right away due to the avian flu...

Echo Mouse said...

People are more important than Animals? Since when? ;)

Sir Paul has always irritated me so I basically ignore anything about him anyway. The man is full of hot air and not much else. That's just my opinion of course. I've been cranky this week already, as you know ;)

I'm off to read Kaikaiisagirl or however that's spelled.

Morning-Loves-It said...

There is a Chinese Disneyland, next door to Xian and the Terracotta Warriors.

Echo Mouse said...

Hey Nog, are you alive over there??

nigelm said...

There is no justice in the world: two Beatles dead and neither of them is Paul McC.

Hi NG2, this is NM ;-)

Nogbad said...

Yo NM! Ya made it! :-)

Nogbad said...

On the Beatles - just watching a retrospective on the Concert for Bangladesh. George Harrison and Eric Clapton playing "While my guitar gently weeps". Eric stoned (by his own admission) but it is a thing of true beauty.