That’s the only way I can describe the beasts who ordered and committed this atrocity (with all due respect to animals).
Once you get outside the bustling city, it’s still a jungle out there where might makes right and the poor migrant worker is wholly expendable. May the bosses burn in hell, along with the deranged system that lets so many of them get away with it.
At least in this case the bad guys got fired, the authorities vow to put them in jail, the migrant workers got their back-pay and the company paid a hefty fine and got driven out of town. And we’re reading about it in the Chinese media. But it’s only because in this case the story got out. We all know there are a lot more similar stories we never hear about.
Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.