Chinese Animal Law Research:
A Statistical Analysis Based on Published Literature

February 21, 2021Zihao Yu

Introduction

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.


This research analysis is based on the sources on the Database of CNKI (https://cnki.net/). The Document types included in this analysis are (1) Journal Articles (Peking University Core Journal or Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI)), (2) Master Theses and Doctoral Dissertations. Searching terms are used with “or” under “Subject search.” All the articles are published in the language of Chinese. The date of the source is 20th February 2021. The following discussion might have overlaps and omits.


Animal Protection Law

In this area, the terms of “Animal Protection Law (动物保护法)” and “Animal Protection Legislation (动物保护立法)” are used for searching. (The wildlife is excluded in this part).


After irrelevant articles excluded, there are 31 journal articles published from 1993 to 2020. The article “On the Necessity and Feasibility of Legislation Against Animal Cruelty in my country (论我国反虐待动物的立法的必要性与可行性)” by Yingchun Xu et al. is with the highest number of downloads, and the article “Traceability to the Animal Welfare Law (动物福利法溯源)” by Ping Mang is with the most cited frequency. There are 7 articles on foreign law, comparative research, and international trade.


There are 34 master theses and 1 doctoral dissertation from 2004 to 2019. The thesis “Research on the Legal Protection of Stray Animals in China (我国流浪动物的法律保护研究)” by Yating Li is with the highest number of downloads, and the thesis “Research and Discussion on the Welfare of Intensive Livestock and Poultry Breeding (集约化畜禽养殖动物福利的研究与探讨)” by Guiqin Li is with the most cited frequency. There are 23 articles on foreign law, comparative research, and international trade.


Recommended readings:

  • [1]段朋江.我国动物保护立法反思与完善.2014.兰州大学, MA thesis.

  • [2]刘宁."现状与展望:中国动物保护立法的思考." 中国地质大学学报(社会科学版) 10.02(2010):32-37. doi:10.16493/j.cnki.42-1627/c.2010.02.004.

  • [3]李亚婷.我国流浪动物的法律保护研究.2016.兰州大学, MA thesis.

  • [4]杨晓明.关于我国宠物动物保护法律问题研究.2012.重庆大学, MA thesis.

  • [5]刘小兵,and 侯加法."我国城市养犬管理立法的特点、存在问题及对策." 畜牧与兽医 .09(2006):56-58.

"Wild Yak" by Jim, the Photographer is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Animal Welfare Law

In this area, the terms of “Animal Welfare Law (动物福利法)” and “Animal Welfare Legislation (动物福利立法)” are used for searching.


After irrelevant articles excluded, there are 68 journal articles published from 2001 to 2020. The article “A Brief Comment on the Animal Rights Controversy (简评动物权利之争)” by Shouqiu Cai is with the highest number of downloads, and the article “Pay attention to animal welfare issues in the international trade of agricultural products (关注农产品国际贸易中的动物福利问题)” by Ming Weng is with the most cited frequency. There are 20 articles on foreign law, comparative research, and international trade.


There are 95 master theses and 1 doctoral dissertation from 2004 to 2020. The thesis “Research on Animal rights (动物权利研究)” by Si Qin is with the highest number of downloads, and the thesis “Research on US Animal Welfare Law (美国动物福利立法研究)” by Lihua Qing is with the most cited frequency. There are 23 articles on foreign law, comparative research, and international trade.

Recommended readings:

  • [1]莽萍."动物福利法溯源." 河南社会科学 .06(2004):25-28+51.

  • [2]张敏."动物福利的国际贸易保障制度与我国的立法对策." 国际商务研究 34.02(2013):48-54+65. doi:10.13680/j.cnki.ibr.2013.02.003.

  • [3]李智."全球动物福利运动的发展趋势及应对建议." 国际贸易 .01(2008):43-44. doi:10.14114/j.cnki.itrade.2008.01.001.

  • [4]吴晓昊.中英动物福利法比较.2012.东北林业大学, MA thesis.

  • [5]曹明德,and 刘明明."对动物福利立法的思考." 暨南学报(哲学社会科学版) 32.01(2010):41-46+162.

  • [6]郭琪.动物福利法的理论基础和基本原则研究.2005.东北林业大学, MA thesis.

  • [7]马蜜.我国动物福利立法问题研究.2011.河北大学, MA thesis.

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Animal Rights Law

In this area, the terms of “Animal Rights Law (动物权利法)” and “Animal Rights Legislation (动物权利立法)” are used for searching.


After irrelevant articles excluded, there are 31 journal articles published from 2004 to 2020. The article “A Brief Comment on the Animal Rights Controversy (简评动物权利之争)” by Shouqiu Cai is with the highest number of downloads, and with the most cited frequency. There are 3 articles on foreign law, comparative research, and international trade.


There are 100 master theses and 11 doctoral dissertations from 2005 to 2020. The thesis “Research on Several Theoretical Issues of Wildlife Protection (野生动物保护若干理论问题研究)” by Sen Lin is with the highest number of downloads, and the thesis “Research on Welfare Evaluation of Wild Animals in Zoo (动物园野生动物福利评价研究)” by Yingjie Zhao is with the most cited frequency. There are 17 articles on foreign law, comparative research, and international trade.


Recommended readings:

  • [1]蔡守秋."简评动物权利之争." 中州学刊 .06(2006):58-64.

  • [2]秦思.动物权利研究.2006.吉林大学, MA thesis.

  • [3]苑银和.环境正义论批判.2013.中国海洋大学, Ph.D. dissertation.

  • [4]孙江."从“非人类中心主义”看动物权利的理论基础." 河北法学 27.04(2009):146-150. doi:10.16494/j.cnki.1002-3933.2009.04.001.

  • [5]巩固.环境伦理学的法学批判.2008.中国海洋大学, Ph.D. dissertation.

  • [6]钱枫欧阳.论动物权利.2018.浙江大学, MA thesis.

Anti-cruelty Law

In this area, the terms of “Anti-cruelty law (反虐待动物法)” and “Anti-cruelty legislation (反虐待动物立法),” and “Legislation on Abusing Animal (虐待动物立法)” are used for searching.


After irrelevant articles excluded, there are 10 journal articles published from 2004 to 2020. The article “Contemporary China's Environmental Crime Criminal Law Legislation and Its Perfection Research (当代中国环境犯罪刑法立法及其完善研究)” by Bingzhi Zhao and Lu Chen is with the highest number of downloads, and with the most cited frequency. There are 2 articles on foreign law, comparative research, and international trade.


There are 105 master theses and 3 doctoral dissertations from 2004 to 2020. The thesis “Research on Animal rights (动物权利研究)” by Si Qin is with the highest number of downloads, and the thesis “Research on US Animal Welfare Law (美国动物福利立法研究)” by Lihua Qing is with the most cited frequency. There are 15 articles on foreign law, comparative research, and international trade.


Recommended readings:

  • [1]相林男.我国反虐待动物立法研究.2009.中国政法大学, MA thesis.

  • [2]许迎春, et al."论我国反虐待动物的立法的必要性与可行性." 求实 .S3(2006):103-104.

  • [3]曹文斌.动物伦理中的权利与福利问题研究.2019.湘潭大学, Ph.D. dissertation.

  • [4]姜涛."虐待动物罪的伦理基础." 伦理学研究 .03(2012):101-108. doi:10.15995/j.cnki.llxyj.2012.03.023.

  • [5]赵秉志,and 陈璐."当代中国环境犯罪刑法立法及其完善研究." 现代法学 33.06(2011):90-98.

Wildlife Conservation Law

In this area, the terms of “Wildlife Conservation Law (野生动物保护法)” and “Wildlife Conservation Legislation (野生动物保护立法) are used for searching.


After irrelevant articles excluded, there are 182 journal articles published from 1992 to 2020 (including 50 articles in 2020). The article “Thoughts on animal welfare legislation (对动物福利立法的思考)” by Mingde Cao and Mingming Liu is with the highest number of downloads, and “Environmental Quality Goalism: Thoughts on Direct Regulation Goals of Environmental Law (环境质量目标主义:关于环境法直接规制目标的思考)” by Xiangmin Xu with the most cited frequency. There are 7 articles on foreign law, comparative research, and international trade.


There are 166 master theses and 11 doctoral dissertations from 2004 to 2020. The thesis “Research on Several Theoretical Issues of Wildlife Protection (野生动物保护若干理论问题研究)” by Sen Lin is with the highest number of downloads, and the thesis “Economic Analysis of China's Biodiversity Protection Policy (中国生物多样性保护政策的经济分析)” by Yali Wen is with the most cited frequency. There are 15 articles on foreign law, comparative research, and international trade.


Recommended readings:

  • [1]林森.野生动物保护若干理论问题研究.2013.中央民族大学, Ph.D. dissertation.

  • [2]曹树青."野生动物保护中的几个法律问题." 河北法学 .07(2004):129-131. doi:10.16494/j.cnki.1002-3933.2004.07.031.

  • [3]温亚利.中国生物多样性保护政策的经济分析.2003.北京林业大学, Ph.D. dissertation.

  • [4]赵英杰.动物园野生动物福利评价研究.2009.东北林业大学, Ph.D. dissertation.


Animal Torts

In this area, the terms of “Animal Tort(动物侵权)” and “Damage Inflicted by Animals (动物致害)” are used for searching.


After irrelevant articles excluded, there are 30 journal articles published from 2000 to 2020. The article “20 issues that should be studied in the "Draft of Tort Liability Law” (《侵权责任法草案》应当重点研究的20个问题)” by Lixin Yang is with the highest number of downloads, and with the most cited frequency. There are 2 articles on foreign law and comparative research.


There are 111 master theses and 0 doctoral dissertations. The thesis “Tort Liability for Damages Caused by Stray Animals (流浪动物致人损害的侵权责任)” by Chuihong Zhong is with the highest number of downloads, and with the most cited frequency.


Recommended readings:

  • [1]朱晓峰."比较法上动物侵权责任主体的界定标准及启示." 比较法研究 .03(2018):83-102.

  • [2]王子晨.动物园动物损害责任问题研究.2015.宁夏大学, MA thesis.

  • [3]叶锋."动物致害责任研究——以《侵权责任法》第78条的解释适用为中心." 华东政法大学学报 .06(2014):93-108.

  • [4]张尧."论饲养动物损害责任——以《侵权责任法》第79条为分析对象." 政治与法律 .06(2013):35-40. doi:10.15984/j.cnki.1005-9512.2013.06.010.

  • [5]苏珊珊.《侵权责任法》动物致害责任研究.2011.吉林大学, MA thesis.

  • [6]钟垂红.流浪动物致人损害的侵权责任.2011.西南政法大学, MA thesis.

  • [7]周友军."我国动物致害责任的解释论." 政治与法律 .05(2010):45-51. doi:10.15984/j.cnki.1005-9512.2010.05.010.

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Legal nature of an animal

In this area, the terms of “Legal nature of Animal and (动物法律性质)” and “Legal status of Animal (动物法律地位)” are used for searching.


After irrelevant articles excluded, there are 7 journal articles published from 2002 to 2020. The article “On the Legal Status of Animals——An Analysis of the Positioning of Animals in my country's Civil Legislation (动物法律地位之探讨——兼析我国民事立法对动物的应有定位)” by Benhan Chen and Ping Zhou is with the highest number of downloads and with the most cited frequency.


There are 24 master theses and 0 doctoral dissertations from 2004 to 2020. The thesis “On animal rights (论动物权利)” by Fengouyang Qian is with the highest number of downloads, and the thesis “Research on China’s Animal Welfare Legislation (我国动物福利立法问题研究)” by Mi Ma is with the most cited frequency. There is 1 article on foreign law and comparative research.


Recommended readings:

  • [1]孙江."动物法律地位探析." 河北法学 .10(2008):151-154. doi:10.16494/j.cnki.1002-3933.2008.10.013.

  • [2]林泰."论动物法律地位." 上海大学学报(社会科学版) .05(2006):114-117.

  • [3]陈本寒,周平."动物法律地位之探讨——兼析我国民事立法对动物的应有定位." 中国法学 .06(2002):. doi:10.14111/j.cnki.zgfx.2002.06.014.


Animal Philosophy

In this area, the terms of “Animal Philosophy (动物哲学)” and “Animal Ethic (动物伦理)” are used for searching.


After irrelevant articles excluded, there are 83 journal articles published from 2000 to 2020. There are 41 master theses and 16 doctoral dissertations from 2003 to 2020.


Recommended readings:

  • [1]黄雯怡,and 王国聘."西方动物伦理思想的演进、困境和展望." 南京社会科学 .06(2016):56-62. doi:10.15937/j.cnki.issn1001-8263.2016.06.009.

  • [2]顾宪红."动物伦理与动物福利概述." 兰州大学学报(社会科学版) 43.03(2015):49-52. doi:10.13885/j.issn.1000-2804.2015.03.009.

  • [3]滕铁鹏.人与动物关系的伦理研究.2014.哈尔滨工业大学, MA thesis.

  • [4]何闻恺, 邵义祥,and 闻素琴."医学动物实验与生命伦理学的冲突及缓和途径." 实验室研究与探索 32.08(2013):157-160.

  • [5]吴瑶瑶.善待实验动物的伦理学思考.2011.南华大学, MA thesis.

  • [6]冯梅.动物保护的伦理探究.2010.合肥工业大学, MA thesis.

  • [7]莽萍."泛爱万物 天地一体——中国古代生态与动物伦理概观." 社会科学研究 .03(2009):153-158.

  • [8]吴易雄.转基因动物的伦理问题和公共政策研究.2008.中南大学, Ph.D. dissertation.


More on specific categories of animals

Animals used in agriculture:

  • [1]王常伟,and 顾海英."动物福利认知与居民食品安全." 财经研究 42.12(2016):16-26+107. doi:10.16538/j.cnki.jfe.2016.12.002.

  • [2]邓奇风, et al."我国农场动物福利的研究现状与展望." 家畜生态学报 37.11(2016):6-10.

  • [3]王常伟,and 顾海英."基于消费者层面的农场动物福利经济属性之检验:情感直觉或肉质关联?." 管理世界 .07(2014):67-82. doi:10.19744/j.cnki.11-1235/f.2014.07.009.

  • [4]顾招兵, et al."农场动物福利现状及对策." 中国农学通报 27.03(2011):251-256.

  • [5]邹晓琴."动物福利:国际农产品贸易中的道德壁垒." 经济问题探索 .09(2004):22-23.

  • [6]李桂芹.集约化畜禽养殖动物福利的研究与探讨.2009.山东农业大学, MA thesis.

  • [7]翁鸣."关注农产品国际贸易中的动物福利问题." 世界农业 .08(2003):7-10.


Animals used in research:

  • [1]贺争鸣.我国动物实验替代方法研究的思路、模式和优先支持研究领域.2004.中国农业大学, Ph.D. dissertation.

  • [2]金玫蕾."我国实验动物科学带来的动物伦理及福利问题." 生命科学 24.11(2012):1325-1329. doi:10.13376/j.cbls/2012.11.023.

  • [3]彭韬.中国实验动物福利立法研究.2011.昆明理工大学,MA thesis.

  • [4]杨国斌."生物医学研究中实验动物伦理学问题的思考." 中国医学伦理学 23.03(2010):10-13.

  • [5]宁磊,and 吴祥林."实验动物福利与“3R”原则." 微生物学免疫学进展 .03(2006):53-56. doi:10.13309/j.cnki.pmi.2006.03.014.

  • [6]贺争鸣,邢瑞昌,方喜业,王禄增,尚昌连."论实验动物福利、动物实验与动物实验替代方法." 实验动物科学与管理 .01(2005):61-64.

  • [7]史小平,王禄增,王捷,尚昌连."试论动物福利概念及实验动物福利内涵." 中国比较医学杂志 .05(2004):.

  • [8]贺争鸣.我国动物实验替代方法研究的思路、模式和优先支持研究领域.2004.中国农业大学,PhD dissertation.

  • [9]张建红,刘田福,武冬梅,王锐利,王海龙,陈朝阳."生物医学研究中的实验动物福利问题." 中国实验动物学杂志 .01(2001):.

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