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Animals in China

Law and Society


Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)

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About this book


Just as China is called the world factory for manufactured goods, it is also a world factory for manufactured animal cruelty in a new phenomenon of globalized animal cruelty. Animals in China examines animal protection in China in its legal, social and cultural contexts.


China animal law animal protection animal welfare wildlife crimes Chinese culture Chinese society animal cruelty English law philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Griffith UniversityAustralia

About the authors

Deborah Cao is a professor at Griffith University, Australia. She is a scholar of animal law, legal language, legal translation and Chinese law and legal culture. She is also active in social media in China and writes about Chinese culture, society and animals, and was named one of the 200 most influential bloggers in China in 2012.

Bibliographic information


“Animals in China: Law and Society has the unusual quality of being both a monograph on animal law in China and a brilliant guide to the changing fortunes of nonhuman animals in the rapidly developing China. … The work should be of interest not only to both the animal-concerned scholarly community and the general public, but also essential reading for all those who are prepared to think about and work for the animal issue at the much-needed global level.” (Chien-Hui Li, Journal of Animal Ethics, Vol. 7 (1), 2017)