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Animal protection is still being grown in many countries of the world. Some countries of Asia do have the Animal Welfare Act, some do not but have laws or regulations covering specific provisions related to certain categories of animals. Due to the poor living conditions of a dozen regions in certain countries, lack of resources and information, and weak legislation, a lot of communities are not aware of significant threats and human impacts on animals’ lives. On this Page, you will find written pieces on the legislation related to animals in the countries of Asia and how those countries treat them within their jurisdiction, as well as comparative legal analysis with other countries.

"Custom Trailer for American Humane Association Red Star Rescue" by Trailers of the East Coast is licensed under CC BY 2.0
January 13, 2022

Animal actors used in films and TV shows are one type of animals used in entertainment. Compared with animals in zoos, aquariums, circuses, the welfare of the animal actors is not well protected by the laws. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the welfare issues behind the scene, guidelines, and regulations.


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"Caged." by phip_s is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
December 27, 2021

The animal blood industry exploits animals for their blood to be used for commercial blood donation. Unregulated blood donation has a cruel impact on animals. Commercial animal blood donation should be regulated by laws. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the fact behind the animal blood industry and regulations.


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"Flock of geese on farm" by Samar Layek from Pexels
December 15, 2021

The down feather industry exploits birds for their feathers to be used in clothing and comforters. Down is the soft layer of feathers closest to birds’ skin, primarily in the chest region. This blog discusses the hidden horror behind the down feather industry.


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"ZOO Olomouc - Cashmere Goat (Capra hircus)" by arwen_cz is licensed under CC BY 2.0
December 14, 2021

While talking about animals being used in clothing, the most attention is drawn to fur and leather, however, there are many other materials that are created through the exploitation of animals and causing unnecessary suffering to them. This blog discusses the cruel industry of silk and cashmere involving animals.


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"ASIATIC BLACK BEAR" by cuatrok77 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
November 30, 2021

The Asiatic black bear is a species of medium-sized bears native to Asian countries and classified as Vulnerable under the IUCN Red List. This blog discusses the major threats and legal protection for this species.


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"photo without the processing of motocross Thailand-Malaysia-Thailand" by Phuketian.S is licensed under CC BY 2.0
November 26, 2021

Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia with a rapidly developing, highly competitive, diversified, and specialized industry of agriculture. This blog provides a discussion of agricultural production and legal regulations in Thailand.


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"Smiley Goat" by Martin Cathrae is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
November 23, 2021

Bangladesh is a country in South Asia having open access to the Bay of Bengal. Its fauna is very diverse and wide, mainly due to the country’s geographical location, which has a long sea coast, many rivers, lakes, ponds, evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, flatlands with tall grasses, etc. This blog provides a discussion of animal protection in the country.


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"Close-Up Photo of a Hippopotamus Submerged in Water" by Edwin Lopez from Pexels
November 13, 2021

Zoos do not serve an educational purpose but directly exploit animals by profiting from displaying them to the public, and people that visit zoos, aquariums, dolphinariums, seaquariums engage in animal exploitation as well. This blog provides the facts and regulations for zoos in India.


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"Rows of Battery Cages" by mercyforanimals is licensed under CC BY 2.0
November 4, 2021

The Philippines is considered an agricultural country with a land area of 30 million ha, 47% of which is dedicated to the development of agriculture. Agriculture in the Philippines consists of 4 sub-sectors: crops, livestock, poultry, and fisheries. In this blog, Lu Shegay provides an analysis of legal regulations for farmed animals in the Philippines.


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"Giant ground pangolin" by Oregon State University is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
October 31, 2021

The wildlife trade has become a common business practice in many countries around the world, especially in Asia where wildlife trafficking is one of the serious and most pressing issues in animal protection. This blog discusses the main reasons for wildlife trade and provides international regulations with regard to this practice.


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"File:Irrawaddy dolphin-Orcaella brevirostris by 2eight.jpg" by Stefan Brending (2eight) is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
October 27, 2021

The Irrawaddy dolphin is a species of oceanic dolphin inhabiting discontinuous areas near sea coasts and estuaries and rivers in the Asian region. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses major threats and legal protection for these animals.


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"Herd of sheep grazing on field" by Maria Orlova from Pexels
October 22, 2021

Feedlot businesses developed in Indonesia in the 1990s. Now they are mostly located in urban areas, but family-owned farms are popular in the country. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the regulations for farmed animals in Indonesia and provides an analysis of these regulations.


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"Lurking crocodile" by A.Cahlenstein Photography is licensed under CC BY 2.0
October 20, 2021

Every year, hundreds of millions of animals are raised and killed on intensive farms for the purposes of clothes, accessories, shoes, etc. Animals are trapped, mutilated, and killed under the most horrific conditions to satisfy human desires. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the practices of leather and wool production and why it should end.


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"File:Mulard duck being force fed corn in order to fatten its liver for foie gras production.jpg" by Credit L214 - Éthique & animaux is licensed under CC BY 3.0
October 12, 2021

Foie gras is a specialty food product made out of a duck or a goose’s liver that is forcibly enlargened nine times the regular size of the bird’s liver. This has earned a lot of controversies, mainly due to the treatment of birds and the methods used for acquiring the liver from the animal. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the cruelty of the foie gras industry and campaigning activities related to it.


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"White Pigs on Green Grass" by Alina Kovalchuk from Pexels
October 9, 2021

The Japanese agricultural sector accounts for less than 1.3% of the country’s GDP, and the statistics show that using animals in agriculture plays a minor role in agricultural activities. However, farmed animals still endure cruel practices and the national law does not protect them. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the treatment of farmed animals and the regulations in Japan.


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"Snow leopard" by John Linwood is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
September 26, 2021

The snow leopard is one of the symbolic animals for Asian countries. Although this species is not classified as Endangered now, their population continues to decline due to poaching and climate change. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the main threats and legal protection for these animals.


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"Lying chimpanzee" by Tambako the Jaguar is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
September 22, 2021

The topic of legal personhood for animals has been the object of many debates for decades. It has been a question for a long period of time whether animals shall be granted legal rights, if yes, what rights, and whether all animals shall be granted legal personhood, if not all animals, then what animals? This blog provides why animals need rights and the legal cases on this matter.


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"Fresh Fishes" by energepic.com from Pexels
September 18, 2021

The Maldives is an archipelagic country that is located in the Indian subcontinent and has open access to the Indian Ocean. Given the rich biodiversity and the abundance of aquatic species, fishing is the second main industry in the country. This blog provides an overview of fishing activities and legal regulations in the Maldives.


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