This is what happens to dog thieves in China.
Two men who were caught killing and stealing dogs in a Chinese village were subjected to a brutal nine hour beating before having the dead animals’ bodies tied around their necks.
Incredibly the villagers then turned on police officers who had been sent to rescue the thieves attacking them with metal bars and smashing up their patrol car, People’s Daily Online reported.
The drama began at around 7am on Tuesday in Shaping village, Yizhang County, Hunan Province when the thieves were caught red-handed with two dead animals they are believed to have killed for meat.
An angry mob soon gathered and quickly took matter into their own hands, delivering a brutal beating before tying the animals around the thieves’ necks with the dogs’ rears pointing towards their noses.
Police arrived at the scene to find a large number of villagers still attacking the thieves so they rushed forward to stop the beating pointing out that mob justice was simply unacceptable.
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