Past Blog Articles
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 analysis of the legislation on animals.
The green peafowl is one of the largest bird species in the world with important cultural value to many countries. The species is classified as Endangered in the IUCN Red List and listed in Appendix II of CITES. However, the habitat of this species is not sufficiently protected. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the threats and conservation efforts of the green peafowl.
Japan is an island country in East Asia, which is located in the northwest Pacific Ocean, thus having open access to the waters. Taiji dolphin drive hunt is based on driving dolphins into a small bay where they are either killed for their meat or captured for the subsequent sale to entertainment facilities. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses dolphin hunting and the animal issues associated with this practice.
Donkeys were widely used in China as working animals for transportation and agriculture activities in the past decades. Currently, fewer donkeys are used as working animals but more donkeys are used for food or traditional medicine. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the facts and welfare issues of donkeys in mainland China.
The dugong is the only living species of the Dugongidae family and can be found in 40 range countries throughout the Indo-West Pacific. The dugong has been historically hunted for their meat and oil, and some populations of these mammals are believed to be close to extinction. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the major threats and legal protection of this species.
Mainland China has a growing industry of dairy products. However, the laws and regulations focus more on product quality and public health. Animal welfare in the dairy industry is rarely mentioned by several largest companies in mainland China. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the facts, regulations, and animal welfare in mainland China.
Gharials inhabit the Indian subcontinent, and their population has significantly declined since the 1930s due to river pollution, dam construction, fishing operations, illegal sand mining, and poaching. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the major threats and conservation programs that were launched to save this species.
While in the fishing industry, certain aquatic animals are deliberately caught, there is another term "bycatch," an accidental catch of aquatic animals, the victims of which can be the wrong species, the wrong sex, undersized, or juvenile species of targeted animals. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the issues of bycatch, briefly mentions the places that are under threat, and animals impacted by this practice.
Puppy mills provide most puppies to retail stores and online shops, but puppy mills cannot provide adequate care and conditions for animal health and welfare. In the United States, several states have banned puppy mills and retail pet sales. In this blog, Zihao Yu provides a general overview of facts, issues, and laws on puppy mills.
Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia located in the center of the Indochinese Peninsula. Fishing and aquaculture are one of the major industry types in the country - Thailand has access to the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, the Andaman Sea. In this blog, Lu Shegay provides a general overview of fishing, aquaculture practices, and fisheries law.
Animals used in agriculture are the largest amount of animals that are suffered by transport. Transportation has negative impacts on their welfare, health, and life. Many jurisdictions have regulations on the transportation of farmed animals to ensure animal health and welfare. In this blog, Zihao Yu demonstrates the issues and regulations in the U.S. and mainland China as well as the OIE recommendation.
The Arabian oryx is a species of antelope native to the Arabian Peninsula. They were classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List in 1986, and among all animals have been the first whose status has become Vulnerable after previously being recognized as extinct in the wild. This blog discusses the main threats to Arabian oryx and the efforts that were made to conserve this species.
Having 4670 mi of marine coastline, 3827 fishing villages, and 1914 traditional fish landing centers, fisheries and aquaculture are common practices in India. India is home to more than 10% of the global fish diversity and is the second country in the world in total fish production. This blog provides an overview of India's fisheries, aquaculture production, and fisheries regulations.
Lebanon is a small country in Western Asia and is home to 2.63% of the world's reptile, bird, and mammal species. For many years, animal rights activists have been fighting for enacting the legislation for animals, which finally was adopted a few years ago. This blog provides a general overview of animal legislation in Lebanon.
Laos is a small landlocked country in Southeast Asia with numerous species of animals. One of the major problems is the illegal wildlife trade, and Laos is one of the Golden Triangle's countries. In this blog, Lu Shegay provides a general overview of animal protection in Laos.
Pakistan is a large country in South Asia with rich biodiversity. The general anti-cruelty provision is included in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and there are several other acts covering farmed and wild animals. In this blog, Zihao Yu provides a general overview of the laws with regard to animals in Pakistan.
Mainland China does not have animal welfare laws for domestic animal protection. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the dog meat industry has been limited greatly by the national decision and some local laws. In other jurisdictions of China, dogs and rabies are protected and regulated. In this blog, Zihao Yu provides an overview of the regulation of dogs in China.
Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia with rich biodiversity. Its Exclusive Economic Zone is 1.5 times larger than its land area, thus fishing and aquaculture are the dominant types of industry in the country. This blog provides an overview of Malaysia's aquaculture production and fisheries regulations.
Speciesism is a term used in philosophy regarding the treatment of individuals of different species. Anti-speciesism movements are working against animal experimentation, factory farming, fur and leather, etc. to reduce animal suffering. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the definition of speciesism and its impact on Animal Law.
Most aquatic animals are disregarded by the public for their mistaken beliefs that this category of animals is not capable of feeling pain or any emotions. Decapods are among those animals receiving less consideration, even lesser than fish. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the decapods' sentience and why their protection shall be regulated by law.
Many people mistakenly assume that eggs from the store are not the result of animal abuse. However, none of the birds are left alive in the industry. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the treatment of egg-laying hens, what happens to the male chicks, and why we should stop contributing to that business.
The process of slaughter is important in the food supply chains, and it receives great attention from animal rights groups, consumers, policymakers, and the industry. The concept of humane slaughter was invented to reduce the distress and pains in the slaughter process. This blog explains the humane methods of slaughter, the regulation in the U.S. and Asian countries and regions.
Indonesia consists of more than 17 000 islands, and because of its geographical location, fishing and aquaculture are common practices in the country. This blog provides a general overview of fishing and aquaculture production in Indonesia and fisheries regulations.
Education in universities plays an important role in society. The universities selected in this article are the top-5 universities in Asia. in 2021. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the courses, activities, and student associations in these universities.
With the rising demand for seafood and exotic meat, octopuses have become a delicacy in many countries. However, octopus farming may not lead to a good outcome both for the animals and the planet. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the octopus industry, octopuses' sentience, and why farming these animals is unethical and cruel.
Sanjiangyuan Area is the water source of three important rivers in Asia with a variety of animals living in that area. Sanjiangyuan has become the National Nature Reserve in 2003 in China and the first pilot of the national park project. This blog introduces the Area, species, threats, and issues for conservation.
With access to the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea, and the Sea of Japan, fishing and aquaculture are the main industry types in South Korea. It is one of the world’s biggest seafood consumers, importing aquatic species from over 100 countries and exporting to neighboring countries. This blog provides an overview of fishing and aquaculture production, domestic regulations, and international disputes of South Korea.
Aquariums have always been full of visitors, mostly because people are interested in seeing wild animals they have never seen, and some visit those facilities for educational purposes. Kazakhstan is not an exception, and aquariums are highly demanded in the country. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the public attitude and the legislation on the operation of aquariums.
Although there is no animal welfare law in mainland China, there are certain group standards for farmed animals. These standards have no binding effect as there is no supporting mechanism. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the group standards and the issues of implementation.
Pigs are intelligent and cognitively complex animals, able to learn and memorize. They are also able to feel the pain expressed in their decreased or abnormal movements, reduced feeding, abnormal postures. However, they are cruelly treated and raised for food consumption, leather, and other products. This blog discusses pigs' sentience, use in agriculture, and the consequences of African swine fever.
Recently, a group of animal rights activists exposed the bloody facts of the industry of “pet blind box” in Southwestern China, which drew strong attention from netizens in China. This week, there have been a lot of discussions on the Internet about the lawfulness of the pet blind box. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the fact and the legality of the “pet blind box.”
Salmon fish are facing lots of threats from human activities, and the major ones include fishing and overfishing activities. Fish are among aquatic creatures that receive less consideration and attention from the public. This blog discusses what salmon are caught for, fishing and farming methods, and their sentience.
The hunting license system will benefit the ecosystem only if the quota is made based on science and the law is enforced. In Asian countries, if these two requirements cannot be achieved, the hunting license system will harm the wildlife. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses hunting law in Asian countries and some international instruments.
Climate change has become a serious issue not only in the animal law community but also had an effect on all of our lives. It impacted the entire ecosystem causing extreme weather conditions, such as wildfires, ice storms, oceans’ heat, which also affected thousands of animals. This blog will discuss in what ways aquatic animals have been affected by climatic changes.
Animal cruelty is the most harmful behavior to animals. Farmed animals being killed every day, however, are not covered by the anti-cruelty law. The cruel practices shall be regulated and the number of the harmed animals shall be reduced. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the concept of animal cruelty, cruel practices in agriculture, and the laws in the United States.
Chickens are one of the most abused animals in the world, and billions of them are kept and raised for commercial purposes, slaughtered every day, and badly treated in factory farms. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses how and why chicken abuse remains unattended and less considered by the public and law.
In Japan, with open access to the ocean, fishing and aquaculture are among the primary sectors of industry, including the cruel catch of dolphins and whales. In this blog, Lu Shegay provides a discussion of fishing, aquaculture, and related legal instruments in Japan, as well as its commercial whaling and dolphin hunting.
Nuclear waste has side effects not only on human beings but also on animals. Plants, animals in agriculture, aquaculture, and wildlife animals, as well as the ecosystems, are influenced by radioactive contamination. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the impact of Fukushima nuclear waste and its impact on animals, as well as the reactions to Japan's decision on releasing treated wastewater contaminated to the Pacific Ocean.
Bengal tigers are one of the biggest wild cats inhabiting the lands of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Bhutan. They are classified as Endangered species under the IUCN Red List. Currently, less than 2000 tigers are left in the wild. This blog discusses the threats and conservation efforts of these tigers.
Farmed animals receive less attention and protection compared to companion animals. The welfare standards for all procedures are covered by laws and regulations in different countries and regions, industrial associations, and third-party organizations. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the U.S. and international standards and certifications on farmed animal welfare.
Farm animal welfare has gradually become an important issue in most parts of the world. In China, farm animal welfare and industrial animal farming are still relatively new concepts to the public but have recently attracted attention. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses traditional culture, the public attitude, and scientific research with regard to farm animal welfare.
Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia and inhabited by lots of threatened, endangered, and critically endangered species of animals, such as the Bengal tiger, the White-rumped Vulture, the Gharial, etc. 10 wetlands of Nepal are also registered under the Ramsar Convention. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the general animal protection laws in Nepal.
The Chinese Giant Salamander is the largest species of amphibians in the world. They live in the freshwater forest and wetland environment in China. This species is threatened by commercial consumption, traditional medicine, ornaments, and the loss of habitat. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the threats to the Chinese Giant Salamander, regulations, and conservation efforts.
Brunei is a country in Southeast Asia with approximately 455 species of birds, 221 mammals, and 73 reptiles endemic to the country. Brunei has legislation with regard to protecting biodiversity and certain categories of animals. In this blog, Lu Shegay provides a general overview of animal protection in Brunei.
West Asia is the westernmost subregion of Asia, but there is no "correct" or generally agreed-upon definition for Western Asia. The United Arab Emirates, Israel, and Qatar are three countries of Very high human development according to the Human Development Reports by U.N. These countries have various animal protection laws, but the enforcement is weak. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses animal protection in Israel, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
Myanmar is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia having rich biodiversity with 314 mammals, 1131 birds, 293 reptiles, and 139 amphibians, but the current conditions of the ecosystem are threatened due to land-use intensification and overexploitation. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses animal protection in Myanmar.
Plastic bags, cups, bottles have become a very convenient use for our everyday lives, but this could lead to the fatal outcome for lots of aquatic animals who mistakenly consume plastic items. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the impact of plastic use on aquatic animals, the COVID-19 consequences, and the ways to reduce plastic waste in our oceans.
CAFO or factory farming is a way to cut down the cost during the process of farming, but it also brings problems of environmental and health concerns, as well as animal welfare issues. In this blog, Zihao Yu analyses the concept of CAFO and factory farming in Asia.
Birds are warm-blooded vertebrates that inhabit each region of the world and play an important role in the ecosystem. Currently, approximately 1200 species of birds are threatened with extinction. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the threats to birds, conservation techniques, and global legal protection.
Artificial breeding of wildlife is allowed in China according to the Wildlife Protection Law. The current legal framework is under the Wildlife Protection Law (2018) and its implementing rules and regulations. The law was created in 1988 and was revised in 2016. The latest revision process started in 2020 after the coronavirus outbreak. This blog analyses the historical development of the Wildlife Protection Law and the regulation on artificial breeding.
Polar bears play a significant role in the entire ecosystem. Due to global warming, it is predicted that polar bears may disappear by 2080. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the major threats to the population of polar bears and conservation efforts of countries with the largest habitats of these aquatic mammals.
The Republic of China (ROC), Taiwan, has a series of legislation on animals used in agriculture. Those laws provide the general rules for animal welfare and anti-cruelty, the basic requirement for the agricultural industries, as well as rules on humane slaughter, labeling, disease prevention and control, and transportation. This blog provides an overview of the regulations in the Republic of China.
Although there is neither animal welfare law nor anti-cruelty law in mainland China right now, there are academic journal articles, theses, and dissertations with regard to the legal issues on animal protection. This blog provides a statistical analysis based on published literature in the database of CNKI on different subjects.
Exploiting animals for entertainment purposes has a detrimental effect on intelligent animals that were proven to experience stress and suffering in such activities. This blog discusses the life of animals in circuses and provides an overview of the regulations in certain jurisdictions.
Fishing is a widespread practice across the globe. To protect aquatic animals from anthropogenic activities and to preserve the marine environment, it is crucial for countries to cooperate directly or through international organizations, as well as strictly comply with international regulations. This blog provides an overview discussion of how international instruments regulate fishing activities.
Companion animals are an important part of human beings and families. People build an emotional connection with their companion animals and treat the companion animals as their friends or family members. Companion animals are recognized as personal property but there are special arrangements in some jurisdictions. This article analyzes the legal issues of the custody of companion animals.
Dogfighting is a cruel practice involving dogs in the blood sport by pitting them against one another in a ring. Most countries have enacted bans on this practice, however, in some countries it remains legal or as part of the tradition. This blog provides an overview of the legislation on dogfighting in the United States and some countries of Asia.
The number of stray animals increases in many countries of the world. The ownership of stray animals is not that clear according to the law, and the animal control law does not protect the welfare of stray animals at the same level as companion animals. In this blog, Zihao Yu provides an analysis of stray animal ownership and the regulations.
Fur and leather belong to animals and taking them for human's clothes and accessories is cruel. The fur and leather industry includes farming, trapping and hunting, and import and export. Only wild animals are protected under laws and regulations in the U.S. and China, without considering animal welfare. In this blog, Zihao Yu provides an analysis of the fur and leather industry in the U.S. and China.
For the last 50 years, the global wildlife population has decreased by 68% due to human activities, in particular, overconsumption, overpopulation, intensive farming, landscape development. As a result, a lot of wildlife areas have been affected by habitat degradation and fragmentation. In this blog, Lu Shegay provides a general overview of wildlife protection in the United States, several Asian countries, and certain international instruments.
Cockfighting is an activity that still occurs in many countries across and the globe and is not regulated by law. Despite being a cruel practice for animals, it is also associated with other illegal activities. This blog provides an overview of cockfighting regulations in Asia, the United States, and some European countries.
Rodents are the largest group of mammals in the world. They are being used in animal testing, as domestic pets, or living as wildlife. There are laws covering their welfare in the lab or as pets and regulations for the rodent control of diseases. This blog provides a general overview of the legal protection of rodents in the United States.
The saiga antelope is a symbolic animal for Kazakhstan and has great value in the international market. Apart from unknown diseases and extreme weather conditions, they are hunted illegally for food, medicine, market. This blog provides a general overview of the legal protection of saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan and on the international level.
The blue whale is the largest animal in the world inhabiting almost all four Earth's oceans. Despite their endangered status, blue whales are still threatened by hunting and other anthropogenic activities, such as ship strikes, pollution, etc. This blog discusses the status of blue whales in international law and briefly mentions legal protection in Asia and the United States.
In the year 2020, the legislation in Mainland China has changed a lot including the publication of the Civil Code, the Yangtze River Protection Law, the Biosecurity Law. In this blog, Zihao Yu introduces the new updates with regards to animal law in China in 2020.
Animals are usually recognized as personal property and are protected under property laws. The owners of companion animals are legally responsible for their pets. In this blog, Zihao Yu analyzes the animal owner’s liabilities and the law and regulation in different jurisdictions in Asia.
The conduct of using animals in testing, experiments, and scientific research occurs around the world for medical, educational, or cosmetic purposes. Some countries declared themselves cruelty-free and some institutions have banned the use of animals in education. In this blog, Lu Shegay provides an analysis of the legal protection of laboratory animals in Asian countries.
Zoos may have a positive side with regard to educational purposes, but they have a negative impact on animals and using them for entertainment. The alternative ways, such as animal sanctuaries, are better solutions for the conservation of animals and educating children/students. In this blog, Zihao Yu analyzes the legal framework for animal welfare protection in zoos.
Dogs have always been recognized as companion animals and humans' friends. However, both in the past and present dogs are used in a brutal practice of slaughterhouses or beyond them, being cruelly killed for food consumption. This blog provides an overview of the dog meat industry and dog treatment in Asian countries.
Victims are important parties in the case in any criminal law system. Currently, animal rights activists are raising the question of granting basic legal rights to animals. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the elevation of animals' status in the legal system, obstacles and proposals to recognize animals as crime victims.
The animal rights movement is one of the main impetus for the improvement of Animal law. Despite being always compared with human rights, animal rights has its own concept and requirement. In the legal system, animals are usually regarded as personal property but the idea of animal rights is changing the law gradually. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the concept of animal rights and animal law based on different theories.
Animals are used in entertainment around the world, and they are kept in circuses, zoos, rodeos, aquariums, etc. Aquatic animals are considered to be often-forgotten animals and draw little attention from the public. Not so many people express interest in whether aquatic animals are well treated or whether they are actually happy in kept tanks. This blog discusses the detrimental effect of confinement on animals and how they are treated within certain countries.
Service animals are working animals trained and used to assist people with disabilities in many ways, including guiding and hearing. They are different from other types of working animals and are not pets. The protection of service animals is based on the protection level of the rights of people with disabilities. In this blog, Zihao discusses the definition of service animals and their place within the legal system.
Animal farming is a widespread practice in Asian countries and millions of animals are kept and raised for commercial purposes. Some Asian countries have not enacted any animal welfare law, some of them have, but without addressing any provisions with regard to farmed animals, and the language of the law of some countries is not directly aimed at considering animals’ interests. This blog provides an overview of using animals in agriculture and a comparative analysis of the protection of farmed animals in the United States and countries of Asia.
South Asia consists of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. South Asia, with one-fourth of the world's population, has 15% of world biodiversity, and 21% of dairy animals of the world. In this blog, Zihao Yu discusses the legal protection of animals in South Asian countries.
India is the second-most populous and a megadiverse country. Its habitat consists of 8.6% of all mammal species, 13.7% of bird species, 7.9% of reptile species, 6% of amphibian species, and 12.2% of fish species. India lists 172 threatened species under IUCN and hosts more than 500 wildlife sanctuaries and 13 biosphere reserves. In this blog, practicing lawyers Aiswarya Murali and Padma Venkataraman provides an overview of animal law in the country.
Indonesia is a country located in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans, and has one of the world's highest levels of biodiversity. Indonesia is inhabited with 1531 species of bird and 515 species of mammal being endemic. Also, it has the world's most enormous diversity of coral reef fish with more than 1650 species in eastern Indonesia only. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the legal instruments for the protection of animals within the country.
Malaysia published the Animal Act in 1953, together with the Animal Welfare Act in 2015 and the Wildlife Conservation Act in 2010. The legislation provides a good basis for the protection of animal welfare and wildlife animals. However, effectiveness and enforcement are still needed to be improved. This blog provides an analysis of the Malaysian legislation on animal protection.
Vietnam being located within the Indomalayan region is considered one of the countries having unique biodiversity. Its fauna includes 307 nematode species, 200 oligochaeta, 145 acarina, 113 springtails, 7750 insects, 260 reptiles, and 120 amphibians. Also, there are 840 birds and 310 mammals found in the country. This blog provides an analysis of the Vietnamese legislation on animal protection.
It’s World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD)! This day is dedicated to highlight the need for the conservation and protection of migratory birds and protect their habitats. This blog provides a discussion on the major threats of migratory birds, legal issues, and protection under the law.
Thailand has a wide variety of animals used for different purposes, mostly for entertainment. The national symbol of the country is a Thai elephant whose population has decreased from 100 000 in 1850 to 2000. Poaching is one of the main remaining issues in the country despite having several animal-focused acts. This blog provides an analysis of those acts, other legal instruments, and non-mandatory standards.
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Singapore has the Animals and Birds Act, the Wildlife Act, and the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act for the protection of animals in different categories. However, the classification of animals is not clear in the Animals and Birds Act. In this blog, Zihao Yu discussed the general information for animal protection and the classification in the Animals and Birds Act.
Iran is inhabited by several wild animal species, such as bears, the Eurasian lynx, foxes, gazelles, gray wolves, jackals, wild pigs, and panthers. Iran includes at least 74 species of wild animals in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. However, the legal protection of animals is almost non-existent in the country, and despite having passed some regulations they are not aimed at animal welfare. This blog provides a detailed discussion of the legislation in Iran with regard to animals.
The Philippines is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia and consists of around 7641 islands. It is a very diverse country having around 1100 land vertebrate species, including over 100 mammal species and 170 bird species. For the last ten years, the country has discovered 16 new species of mammals, and its marine waters have the highest diversity of shorefish species in the world. In this blog, Lu Shegay touched upon various pieces of legislation on the protection of animals in the Philippines, including the penalties for the violation of any provisions of the Animal Welfare Act.
Mongolia has the lowest population density in the world with a large area of land and a wide diversity of wild animals. Under the impact of international trade, illegal hunting and trade cause a lot of issues for endangered animals. In this blog, Zihao Yu discussed the legislation on poaching and hunting in Mongolia, as well as the treatment of animals used in agriculture within the country.
Japan has adopted its Animal Welfare Act in 1973 known as the AIGO Act. In this Act, animals are listed as "living creatures" to have more respect within the system of human-property dualism in the legal system. In this blog, Zihao Yu discussed the main content of the Act and the comment from World Animal Protection.
South Korea is one of the most developing countries and has experienced one of the largest economic transformations for the last 60 years. Animal welfare legislation is considered weak by international standards, however, the country has a couple of laws that cover various issues related to animals. In this blog, Lu Shegay discussed the level of the legal protection of animals in the country, as well as the latest updates on animal welfare issues.
China is the most populous country and being the second-largest economy in the world. However, despite having various laws related to animals, mainland China has no Animal Welfare Act yet, while Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan have issued the Animal Protection Law for animal welfare and anti-cruelty. China is one of the influential countries across the world but is still being considered a developing country. In this blog, Zihao Yu discussed the existing laws on the protection of animals in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.
The protection of animals is rapidly being developed nowadays with the establishment of more communities and organizations that are aimed at the legal protection of animals, but the field of animal law is still relatively new and is not popular in many parts of the world. While developed countries have already started to work on the legal protection of our innocent brothers and sisters a long time ago, some developing countries are only on their way to start creating a legal shield for those who need our attention. In this blog, Lu Shegay analyzed the main issues related to animals and how the legislation treats them in the countries of Central Asia.