• GOVERNMENT AND POLICY

Government and policy

We engage with government authorities, public representatives and policy-makers in China to support an end to dog and cat eating and to build support for laws that will protect companion animals from cruelty.

We work with local authorities around China to provide advice on humane population management for both strays and family pets. We run symposiums and workshops to share best practice, working with individual city authorities to offer advice on issues such as desexing, rabies vaccination and registration, as well as to help introduce and implement TNR schemes for cats. We also run responsible dog ownership courses utilising animal ambassadors from our Dr Dog and Professor Paws programmes.

We provide the relevant authorities with evidence gathered from our visits to live animal markets to ensure they are aware of the cruelty that takes place. We encourage stronger enforcement of current regulations and, alongside other animal welfare groups, campaign for the introduction of animal protection legislation in China.