The practice of buying and selling pets online in China has upset animal rights groups. Photo: Sina The practice of buying and selling pets online in China has upset animal rights groups. Photo: Sina
The practice of buying and selling pets online in China has upset animal rights groups. Photo: Sina

Animal rights in China: ‘pets by post’ scheme sparks outrage among advocacy groups

  • Chinese consumers are being lured by online vendors offering animal ‘lucky bags’ at knockdown prices, but welfare groups say the practice should be outlawed
  • ‘It’s not just the vendors who lack a conscience, but consumers too,’ says Isobel Zhang, co-founder of the Chinese branch of ACTAsia

Topic |   China society
The practice of buying and selling pets online in China has upset animal rights groups. Photo: Sina The practice of buying and selling pets online in China has upset animal rights groups. Photo: Sina
The practice of buying and selling pets online in China has upset animal rights groups. Photo: Sina

Corrected [12:55pm, 2 Feb, 2021]

  • [12:55pm, 2 Feb, 2021]

    Updated to more accurately reflect the work of ACTAsia

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