Following the appearance of a large number of pet blind boxes in Chengdu on May 3, more than thirty pet blind boxes with live animals were recently found in Suzhou China Express transit center, very similar to the pet blind boxes found in Chengdu, and most of the animals in the boxes were already dead.
On May 11, more than thirty boxes with live animals were found in Suzhou Zhongtong Express Co. On the courier boxes, are affixed to the China Express waybill as well as the words “return Suzhou Taihu” to return the approval note, indicating that this is a batch of courier returned by China Express.
Express information shows that this batch of animals is in May 5, by a labeled [Wuxi City Suzhou Taihu] courier network solicitation, and May 8 arrived in Sichuan Panzhihua, and then after three days, was returned to the transit station in Suzhou. In other words, these small animals, in the absence of food and drink, in the express box, at least 6 days of time off.
“There are about thirty boxes stacked together. Twenty or so boxes were opened, and they were all dead and motionless inside. We took the remaining 11 animals to the hospital for treatment, nine dogs and two cats. One of the cats in the hospital too late to save, has died. “A caring person at the scene said.
The reporter then came to this pet hospital and saw that the batch of rescued 11 dogs and cats, have been treated and placed in different areas. Pet doctor told reporters that the current health status of the dogs and cats, one of the dogs infected with canine distemper, which is a lethal rate of up to 90% of the disease, and has an incubation period of up to half a month, there are some dogs infected with a small virus, so at present, these rescued dogs and cats, how many ultimately survived, or unknown.
On the morning of May 12, the reporter learned from Suzhou Zhongtong Co., Ltd. that the sender of the pet blind box was in Pizhou, Xuzhou, the cats and dogs were pulled by private individuals to Zhongtong’s transit station in Wuxi, Jiangsu for delivery. After the shipment, due to the outbreak of the Chengdu pet blind box incident, China Communication issued a comprehensive ban on the delivery of live animals, so the small animals in transit were returned the way they were in accordance with the general cargo process. The courier from the Wuxi transit station was stranded at the Suzhou transit station because of an error in the internal process of China Unicom.
From May 5, China Communication carried out a special rectification of live animal delivery in the whole network, and in the process of this rectification, we stopped all live animal delivery. In this process, a batch of animals that were already in transit at the time were returned to the place where they were sent after arriving because they were illegal express shipments. ” said Qiu Dapeng, business manager of China Express Suzhou Management Center.
And as to why the animals, which had not been fed and watered for more than three days, were shipped back to the collection place again, knowing that the consignment was a live animal, still following the general cargo return process, thus causing the death of a large number of animals. And why the small animals were sent on this trip of no return even though the ban on live animals was issued on May 5. The company will actively cooperate with the local postal administration’s investigation, accept the punishment and further improve the company’s delivery process.
The relevant staff of Suzhou Postal Administration told reporters that for the various violations in this incident, Suzhou Postal Administration is conducting an investigation, and as it involves Wuxi and Xuzhou, it has contacted the Postal Administration of Wuxi and Xuzhou as well as the Postal Administration of Jiangsu Province, and will release further information as soon as possible.
As of now, the reporter learned from the veterinary hospital, was rescued 11 cats and dogs, another cat and two dogs died after treatment, currently found in Suzhou in 32 pet blind boxes, surviving animals, only 7. The Po Chai House Animal Hospital, which admitted the surviving animals, said that the seven surviving puppies are currently being treated, with two of the critically ill dogs lying in oxygen chambers for infusion and one dog with two confirmed infectious diseases being treated in separate isolation.
This accidental receipt of returned pieces of Suzhou China Express revealed to reporters that they have been unable to contact the sender. In order for the small animal to be treated in a timely manner, Suzhou China Express promises to bear all the subsequent medical costs of the small animal, and will arrange for the adoption of the dog after it is cured.
In addition, Suzhou China Express will continue to cooperate with the Suzhou Postal Administration investigation. For the current public concern about why Wuxi China Express Suzhou Taihu branch can cross-regional collection Pizhou city live “pet blind box” express, Suzhou China Express side The company said that it will do further investigation with the headquarters and relevant departments.
Why repeatedly appear pet blind box incident, the reporter searched in Taobao and other platforms today and found that many sellers are still selling pets under the pretext of “blind box”, some sellers Some sellers promise to guarantee live, value-for-money dogs. In the exchange with some sellers, some sellers said they must pick up the goods in person, not express.
Recently, with the rise of the “blind box economy”, animal live blind box quietly appeared, selling animals including cats, dogs, birds, rats, scorpions, spiders, lizards, turtles The price ranges from a dozen to thousands of dollars. However, the long-distance transportation and packaging is often poor so that the animals in the blind boxes do not escape the fate of disability and death. At the same time, due to the lack of inspection and quarantine, live animal blind boxes may have the risk of disease transmission, endangering public health and safety.
The “Rules for the Implementation of the Postal Law” stipulates that “it is prohibited to send or carry in the mail the following items”, the sixth of which is “all kinds of live animals”. Pet transportation, on the other hand, requires a logistics company to go through separate procedures to have the quarantine department issue a certificate of animal quarantine compliance. Buyers must also go to designated locations, such as airports and stations, to pick up their pets.