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Article: Evaluating China's Draft Animal Protection Law

TitleEvaluating China's Draft Animal Protection Law
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherUniversity of Sydney, Sydney Law School. The Journal's web site is located at http://sydney.edu.au/law/slr/
Citation
The Sydney Law Review, 2012, v. 34 n. 2, p. 347-370 How to Cite?
AbstractThe proposal to introduce a Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Law in the People's Republic of China is an important development in animal protection legislation. This article examines the motivations behind the draft anti-cruelty law and evaluates its ability to protect animals in China. In particular, the article discusses the problems with relying on anti-cruelty laws to protect animals from harm and the recent development of a statutory duty of care towards animals that is now applied in Europe, the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan. In its final form, the China draft law has abandoned the inclusion of a duty of care towards animals and prohibits only overt animal cruelty. This article examines how animal cruelty has been defined by courts in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong and concludes that without the inclusion of a statutory duty of care in China's draft law, the effective protection of China's animals cannot be achieved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164862
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dc.contributor.authorWhitfort, ASen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:11:21Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:11:21Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Sydney Law Review, 2012, v. 34 n. 2, p. 347-370en_US
dc.identifier.issn0082-0512-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164862-
dc.description.abstractThe proposal to introduce a Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Law in the People's Republic of China is an important development in animal protection legislation. This article examines the motivations behind the draft anti-cruelty law and evaluates its ability to protect animals in China. In particular, the article discusses the problems with relying on anti-cruelty laws to protect animals from harm and the recent development of a statutory duty of care towards animals that is now applied in Europe, the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan. In its final form, the China draft law has abandoned the inclusion of a duty of care towards animals and prohibits only overt animal cruelty. This article examines how animal cruelty has been defined by courts in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong and concludes that without the inclusion of a statutory duty of care in China's draft law, the effective protection of China's animals cannot be achieved.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Sydney, Sydney Law School. The Journal's web site is located at http://sydney.edu.au/law/slr/en_US
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dc.titleEvaluating China's Draft Animal Protection Lawen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailWhitfort, AS: whitfort@hku.hken_US
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