Farmed Animal Welfare in mainland China
On this Page, you will find research projects and all relevant events that are dedicated to raising awareness about farmed animals and their welfare in mainland China.
Zihao Yu, our Executive Director, developed a project on farmed animals' welfare in mainland China. It will be focused on improving the awareness of welfare for animals used in agriculture in mainland China through education. The activities that Zihao plans to achieve in his Project include field research, a debate competition, and webinars - all designed for law students, activists, and scholars in China.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.