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China’s Animal Crusaders


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For centuries, China has raised dogs, cats and other animals for food and for use in traditional medicines. But now animal rights activism is flourishing in the country with increasing numbers of people seeing animals as pets, not protein.

Once condemned by China’s Communist Party, pet ownership is on the rise, and with outside influence from social media and bloggers, a country with no animal welfare laws is undergoing a slow, if dramatic shift in thinking.

Please be aware that the following in-depth report from Al Jazeera contains graphic images.