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Wait for animal protection law


The picture is from Ada, I have got her permission.

The concept of animal welfare originated in the United Kingdom, by the influence of British culture, Hong Kong also has the specific law about animal welfare. For example, some European countries have banned cosmetics testing on animal. Like I know, the British famous corporation “the body shop”, they do not advocate use animal testing.

Buddhism is a great religion In China, Buddhism is the doctrine of egalitarianism, do not kill living creature. However some people believe Buddhism, they still eat meat. “Kindness to animals” could not be a general code of ethics. Different animals and people have different relationship. People treat their pets in order to satisfy their spiritual needs, slaughtering pigs and sheep is to satisfy the appetites. Some Chinese people think some fish for eating, some fish for viewing, for that reason some dogs can be regard as friends and some dogs can be used for food. It is difficult to understand for British people, but in China, under the different culture, some Chinese people think in this way.

 Whatever, for animals, they have lives, most Chinese people do not want to hurt them generally, but some people kill animals in very cruel ways, and they abuse the animals. Because China does not have the law about protecting animals today, so it is necessary to promulgate a law about protecting animals. After having this law, animals will be protected, especially cats and dogs. People no longer can eat them, or not they will be punished for what they did.

An animal cruelty society, it does not have sympathy for the weak. China is building a harmonious society, not only emphasizes the harmony of human beings, and also emphasizes the harmony between people and animals. So, against ill-treatment is the bottom line.

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February 1, 2010 Posted by | Protection of dogs and cats | Leave a comment

Loving our pets -the spring of dogs and cats in China

Dogs and cats are friends of human beings. Usually, they are regarded as the member of our family. But, in some places of China, the people like eating dogs. The habit of eating dogs has been continued for thousands of years in China, it is impossible to stop eating dogs and cats immediately. However, the good thing is China plan to legislate eating dogs and cats. The civilization of human beings is developing, more and more people realize that is our duty to protect animals. In recent years, some animal protection groups intercept the trucks which deliver the live dogs and cats. When this news came out, many Chinese took to the street and appeal to stop eating dogs and cats. Definitely, we hope this law will be promulgated as quickly, but this action still is mandatory and passive, the final goal is cultivating Chinese people’s mind by protecting animals. In the long run, the law is not enough; I think teaching this behaviour from kids and improving the quality of the people is very important. Start protecting dogs and cats from ourselves.

January 28, 2010 Posted by | Protection of dogs and cats | Leave a comment