Chinese health workers dressed in hazmat suits executed a corgi under the name pandemic protocols, while Covid quarantine was underway for the dog’s pet owner.

After entering Shangrao, a home in the southeastern Jiangxi region on Friday afternoon, the government officers beat the head of the animal with a barbell. This shocking footage was captured by shocked witnesses.

Fu was the corgi owner and was being forced to quarantine her dog in a hotel nearby. Fu is positive for Covid, but the dog has never been tested.

Chinese health workers wearing hazmat suits have executed a corgi in the name of pandemic protocols while the dog's owner was undertaking Covid quarantine

Chinese health personnel wearing hazmat suits performed a corgi while Covid quarantine was being conducted on the dog.

This was just the latest instance of China’s harrowing efforts to attain Zero Covid.

Fu was ordered from her residence to move after the discovery of positive cases.

Two pandemic workers entered the living room with a bag and a crowbar just hours later.

Hear one of the men asking, “Did the leader tell us that we should settle this right now?”

One responds, “Yes.”

The corgi, which was hiding underneath a table, is then approached by him and hit it with the crowbar. It whimpers and runs into another room.

The government officials bashed the animal's head with a crowbar after entering the home in Shangrao in southeastern Jiangxi province on Friday, shocking video shows

A shocking video of Friday’s government officers beating the animal’s head in Shangrao province, in southeastern Jiangxi on Friday shows the horrifying incident.

The killing was the latest example of the horrifying lengths China is going to in order to achieve Zero Covid

China has gone to great lengths to attain Zero Covidence. This latest instance was the killing.

This video, which was taken by the owner of the dog, shows the moments just before his death.

Officials from the District Government claimed that workers were given instructions to disinfect the property, but had to apologize to Fu for performing the ‘decontamination treatment on the dog.

The question of whether they followed orders to put the dog to death is still open. 

As the Delta strain continues to spread, Chinese officials are being pressured to stop rising infections.

It is estimated that approximately 1,300 cases were reported so far in the two-thirds (or a third) of all provinces.

This execution has caused debate over the harsh methods used to eradicate the virus and animal rights.

The video was shared by the dog's owner and depicts the moments before the corgi was killed

This video, which was sent by the owner of the corgi, shows the moments just before the death.

The complex’s residents were all ordered to be placed in quarantine and left their pets at home.

Fu stated that employees had repeated their promise to Fu not to take her dog with them.

She wrote in a since-deleted post: ‘The dog tried to avoid the beating and fled into the bedroom, and therefore it wasn’t recorded by surveillance camera, but (I) could hear faint wails. 

“They said that they had dealt with the problem and they would remove it, holding in their hands a yellow plastic bag.   

“Even now, I don’t even know if my dog’s alive or dead and where it’s been taken.”

The local government stated that the dog had been killed to disinfect the area after she left.

The workers added that the dogs had been’safely removed’ without communicating with their owners.

Chinese authorities are under pressure to curb rising infections as the Delta variant continues to spread

Chinese authorities have been under increasing pressure to reduce the spread of Delta-related infections.

According to local authorities, the owners have asked for an apology from both of them and they were immediately removed.

Fu claimed that she was pressured to delete the posts by both her employer and government officials.

Three cats from China died in September after they tested positive for the virus. Again, this was without their consent.

While some animals have become infected with the virus via human contact, it is not clear if they are contributing to its spread.

As part of the Zero Covid strategy, the Chinese Communist Party has taken action to combat outbreaks. They have locked down whole neighbourhoods and forced them to quarantine.

Beijing does not have a Covid policy on pets. Some local authorities allow owners to bring their animals into quarantine, while others require stricter measures.

The corgi’s death has sparked outrage, with the hashtag #IspeakupfortheCorgiinShangrao trending online in protest against the killing.   


According to the CDC, it is not known where exactly Covid-19 came from. However, we do know that it was likely derived from a bat.

The CDC stated that there are no proofs animals have played a role in the spread of the virus at this point.

Research suggests that although animals may develop antibodies to virus, there is very little risk of it being passed on to humans or other animals.

The CDC warned that although we are still studying the virus’ spread, it is possible for it to be transmitted from one person to another, particularly when close contacts occur.

“People who have COVID-19 suspected or confirmed should not contact animals.

It is possible for animals (especially domestic pets) to become’reservoirs’ for the virus and allow it to spread back to human beings even after they have been eradicated. 

Dogs are infected the same as humans by breathing in droplets from infected people who cough or sneeze.

A handful of these cases have been reported around the globe, and most seem to have taken it from their owners.

Covid’s first victim was a Pomeranian 17-year old who had tested positive in Hong Kong. The authorities quarantined the dog.

There is no evidence that animals transmit it to humans, with research suggesting they do not ‘shed’ enough virus to be infectious.

However, Government scientists have warned that animals could act as ‘fomites’, in the same way as surfaces such as door handles do.

A person could catch the virus by coughing on their dog.