Animals in China: Law and Society by Deborah Cao

By Deborah Cao

Simply as China is termed the realm manufacturing unit for synthetic items, it's also an international manufacturing facility for synthetic animal cruelty in a brand new phenomenon of globalized animal cruelty. Animals in China examines animal defense in China in its criminal, social and cultural contexts.

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73 If the ulcer is of five ts’un or more, the punishment is fifty blows with the light stick. 74 Lastly, the illegal killing of government and private horses and cattle was punishable with a criminal penalty: Article 203. 1a. All cases of intentionally killing government or private horses or cattle are punished by one and one-half years of penal servitude. 1b. , the value of the animal] is heavier, or if other domestic animals are killed, then the lost value of the animal is calculated and punished as comparable to robbery.

17 Furthermore, the Jurisdiction and Standards for Prosecution of Forestry and Territorial Wildlife Criminal Cases issued by the SFA and the Ministry of Public Security (2001) state that ‘rare and valuable animals and endangered wildlife’ include Class I and Class II special state-protected animals and those listed in the CITES appendixes I and II and such animals raised and bred. 18 It originally listed over 250 species of animals under special state protection; more species have been occasionally added to the list.

89 Finally, as described, ‘animals are adjuncts of human thought and function as images and symbols. 1 The panda, in many ways, is an icon of China and also a symbol of the disappearing animal species in China and around the world. Ironically, the panda also symbolizes both the effectiveness and failure of China’s wildlife protection regulatory system. If only all wildlife in China could be as exotic looking and photogenic as the panda. If only the Chinese government could give a fraction of the attention and resources that pandas attract to many other animal species in China.

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