Animal Guardians: Northwest University of Politics & Law (NWUPL)
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This is the FIRST animal protection “think tank” in China. It developed and taught the FIRST animal protection law course in China which will be taught in seven more universities beginning in the spring of 2011. It formed the FIRST Education Union for Animal Protection in China which is now in six more universities. It sponsored the FIRST animal protection debate program in China consisting of eight universities with a series of debates over six weeks. All of this was done solely by the funding and strategic consulting of Animal Guardians. The reason we didn’t take a higher visible profile is that we purposely wanted our Chinese partners to take the credit for this work, which gave them the pride and courage to enthusiastically continue pursuing it.
PROGRAMS DEVELOPED BY ANIMAL GUARDIANS INCLUDE:
The Center for Animal Protection Law Research, NWUPL, established in September 2008, is a specialized institute for the research on animal protection laws and sciences and academic exchanges.
Our mission: To popularize and promote animal protection and animal ethics in teaching, research, legal, and social practice, as well as to advocate animal protection laws and legislation in China.
Our ability: Our capable and intelligent expert team consists of scholars and academics from many Chinese universities and institutes, and are advocators from domestic and international organizations in animal protection practices. With the assets and resources of NWUPL and Shaanxi Province, the support from the Ministry of Justice, the Shaanxi Province Government and the experience and efforts of the expert team, we can make achievements both in animal protection education and in animal protection legislation.
Animal Guardians partnered with the Northwest University of Politics and Law to facilitate the Animal Protection Law Research Center, the Education Union for Animal Protection, a student advocacy organization, and the course, The Theory of Animal Protection Law, which was taught to 140 students in its first semester.
Animal Guardians also partnered with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to draft the historic proposed legislation, The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and provided the majority of the funding for the International Forum on this legislation in March 2010 in Beijing. This proposed legislation is the first attempt at protecting animals that have no legal consideration even in the most horrific cases of cruelty and suffering.
(The link below points to a PDF that contains both Chinese and English versions.)
Education Union for Animal Protection (EUAP)-NWUPL, approved by Northwest University of Politics and Law (NWUPL), was founded to promote the prevention of cruelty to animals.
The mission: To raise public awareness of animal protection in Chinese universities; to advocate ethics and legal self-cultivation for animals.
Ability of the union: We are committed to the prevention of cruelty to animals and animal protection legislative processes. The activities will include a survey, research in practice, and educational campaigns.
The goal: To achieve a harmonious society under the good relationship of humans and nature, people and people, and humans and animals.
Plan and Budget Proposal of Model Research and Creation for Companion Animal Management was drafted for our Animal Protection Law Research Center at NWUPL on January 20, 2010.
The purpose of this Model Research paper was to raise awareness about animal protection and animal cruelty issues in China, to aid the welfare and lives of companion animals in China, to draft and improve legislation to protect animals in China, and to implement and enforce laws and regulations protecting animals in China.
Our team members consisted of researchers within the Agriculture Ministry, as well as those studying animal disease control. Team members were drafted from law scholars, medicine, ethics, animal management, wildlife and forest study, as well as government agencies.