First comprehensive report on the political and social context for animal welfare legislation within China.
China still has no laws to protect animals. As part of our efforts to promote such legislation in the country, we have just published

our latest study: Changing China. The aim of this report is to help animal protection organisations to understand the legal system and

decision-making process in China in order to develop effective lobbying and advocacy strategies for animal welfare legislation.

This report focuses on the wider political and  social context, relevant to the legislative process and associated procedures.

It includes:

  • The current political and social environment in China Legislative system
  • Existing national/regional legislation and regulations, relevant to animal welfare and
  • Relevant government structures
  • The process by which legislation is considered
  • Power and decision-maker
  • How decisions are processed
  • International agreements and participation with international bodies that influence animal welfare
  • Factors which influence decisions – including potential allies, opponents and targets; events and meetings; opportunities to move forward.

“Changing China has been presented to national and international animal welfare organisations at the June 2011 Asia for Animals conference in Chengdu, where it was warmly welcomed.

ACTAsia is very grateful to World Animal Net ( for funding the research, compilation and distribution of the report. If you feel our work is worth supporting too, please consider supporting us.
Pei F. Su Executive Director
ACTAsia for Animals report focuses on the wider political and social context, relevant to the legislative process and associated procedures.