The tides are changing
For years, I have felt a deep sense of helplessness in connection with the welfare of dogs and other animals in China, as it is impossible not to stumble upon images of dogs in meat markets 😢. And while I am fully aware that some of you may prefer not to be reminded about what’s happening over there, avoiding problems rarely solves them.
Today I have fantastic news! Dogs in China have been officially taken off the “livestock” list and moved into the pet category! Some people feel this is the start of a crackdown on the dog trade, and I am hopeful. The cities of Shenzhen and Zhuhai have completely banned the consumption of cat and dog meat, and I hope that other jurisdictions will soon follow.