China plans first animal welfare law

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Une equipes de la fourrière capture des chiens dans la rue dans le cadre d’un plan de lutte contre la rage dans la région du Fujian en 2008. CHINE © AFP Photo/AFP

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Chinese legal experts are drawing up proposals for the country’s first animal welfare law, which could criminalise the brutal culling of dogs and other forms of pet maltreatment.


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