Animal Guardians: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
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￼In June 2010, Animal Guardians made a public appeal for our proposed Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Law. Below is an outline of our goals and their results.
- The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) released the expert-developed proposal of our Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Law (PCAL) and made it available for public comments, after which we held a public forum;
- The forum, held in Beijing after nationwide opinions and views were exchanged online, comprised discussions among law experts, scientists, researchers, government officials, animal protectors, animal product industry representatives, and veterinarian society members;
- CASS then submitted the proposal to the central government and was quickly answered by the targeted government agencies. In July and October, the State Forestry Administration Bureau and the Housing and Urban/Rural Development Department issued our summarized document, respectively, to regulate wild animal show business and zoo management;
- Other forum discussions focused on the necessity of animal protective legislation, protection for both companion and stray dogs and cats, legislative approaches, and ended with talks about breakthroughs and progress of our animal protection legislation proposals.