From GLOBAL TIMES, a news to introduce Qin Xiaona
Qin Xiaona, 66, has earned a reputation in China over recent years as an animal rights crusader in a country where animal cruelty is rampant. It’s a mission that has courted as much support as it has controversy, with stunts including blocking highways to save dogs crammed in trucks bound for hot pot restaurants, campaigning to scrap rodeos and even condemning televised magician stunts involving goldfish being lauded and lambasted alike.
Qin is the director of Capital Animal Welfare Association (CAWA), an NGO she founded in 2000. The association only has three staff members, but its push to lobby lawmakers for tougher punishments for animal abusers and raise public awareness about the plight of strays is unrelenting.
Perhaps the most notable legacy of Qin’s association is a local regulation issued in June in Weixian county, Shandong Province, that banned consumption of dog meat. The law, followed intense lobbying from CAWA and is the first of its kind in China.
Weixian County implements humane animal control
Weixian County, the first county in the whole country to adopt a humane animal control program
Mme Qin, founder of CAWA is also a long-time partner for all ACTAsia China projects.