Animal suffering in China is huge and growing. Whether it be by individuals or in industries, millions of cats, dogs, rabbits, foxes, bears, cows, pigs etc. are horribly abused.
At the same time, there is no legislation to protect them whatsoever, which leaves local animal welfare groups stand empty-handed in their battle against cruelty in China.
China has only some laws protecting endangered species of wild animals, but no protection for other animals within the country.
In September 2009 the first draft ‘Animal Protection Law’ for China was issued for public consultation, written by Law Professors from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Law and upported by the RSPCA and Animal Guardians Ltd.
In March 2011, the daft animal protection legislation was presented to the national government during the annual National People’s Congress. The legislation has widespread public and academic support and ten Chinese law professors from across China collectively appealed to the Chinese government to enact such legislation to protect animals from cruelty.