Early last Sunday morning, a 29-year-old female worker was mauled to death by two big dogs in nearby Nanjing. Most frighteningly, over ten bystanders watched without doing a single thing.
The woman had been returning from the restroom outside the workers’ dorms at the Jinghu Bridge Bureau when she encountered the two dogs, according to Netease. The “criminal” dogs were beaten to death under police supervision after the incident.
A reporter went to the factory she had been working at to investigate. A manager of a convenience store near the scene said that many people had run out to watch as the poor woman struggled with the dogs. When the woman’s husband arrived, he and other workers found sticks to beat the dogs away – by that time, it was too late for the woman. She had been injured severely and died the next morning.
The happening evoked a long discussion among netizens as soon as it was posted online. Questions have raised around why the dogs were not locked up and why there wasn’t people to help.
Many people thought that the owner of the dogs should’ve been punished instead of merely killing the dogs while also expressing their doubts of the working conditions in the construction company.
“很不理解为什么 非要打死狗呢？ 人为的监管不利该狗什么事？！ “不咬人的狗不是好狗。”“咬人的狗不叫唤。”
1.狗的主人 或监管人 管理不当致使狼狗冲出伤人
“I just don’t understand why they killed the dogs? It’s the owner’s fault! ‘A dog is not a good dog if it doesn’t bite people.’ ‘Barking dogs seldom bite.’
1. The owner or supervisor of the dogs are the ones to punish — they did not manage the dogs well.
2. The toilet in the construction area is so far away from the workers’ dorms. Did the construction company consider how inconvinient for the workers to go to bathroom? Or they just didn’t care.”
“The dogs were doing their duties. The incident happened early in the morning; the dogs were trying to protect their owner. However, the stupid construction company left no choice but built the toilet on another side of the dog cage? The people who designed this must have serious head damage.”
But what really got people heated was that bystanders watched but didn’t try their best to help, a common problem it seems in China.
“Strongly suggested: If there were men among the people who watched, they better be killed!”
After reading the story, we’re not really afraid of dogs so much as the attitude of those who might watch us in trouble.