Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Rights of Animals

This was news I didn't expect to read in China Daily. The government has passed a law to protect animals by imprisoning and fining people who eat dog or cat. However, the law seems to be aimed at protecting animals from being inhumanly killed.

The article doesn't say anything about the enforcement of this legislation, but it does raise a few questions about animal rights. Why is China focusing on dogs and cats when the illegal trade of endangered animals is huge business (especially in Guangdong)?

I suppose this law means that Shenzhen will have to close down the hot pot restaurant I ate at, which seemed to have decent business. But it seems the other restaurant that advertised fried rat will be safe.

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