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5,000 pets found dead in boxes at Chinese shipping depot

Boxes that had contained live rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and dogs without food or water are seen at the Dongxing Logistics station in Luohe city, in China’s Henan province, in a photo provided by the Utopia animal rescue charity.

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Beijing — At least 5,000 pets were found dead in cardboard shipping boxes last week at a logistics facility in Central China, likely casualties of a miscommunication in the supply chain of China’s thriving mass-breeding industry. Only a couple hundred animals were saved, and authorities have launched an investigation into the grim discovery in Henan Province, a local animal rescue group told CBS News on Wednesday.

“The station was cluttered with express boxes with thousands of animals that had already died, and the entire place reeks of rotting bodies,” said Siste
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