China Plans First Animal Welfare Law

From The Guardian:

Chinese legal experts are drawing up proposals for the country’s first animal welfare law, which could criminalise the brutal culling of dogs and other forms of pet maltreatment.

The recommendations, which will be submitted to the government by the end of the year, come after a public backlash against the authorities for slaughtering dogs to prevent the spread of rabies.

[…]The draft proposals are said to borrow ideas from the UK on sterilisation programmes and computer chip implants, but the main focus is on preventing maltreatment of animals.


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