David Wiebers and Valery Feigin, What the COVID-19 crisis is telling humanity


Legislation enforcing positive animal welfare standards provides an important buffer against the spread of disease when other safeguards to promote animal health have failed. The continuing absence of animal welfare legislation in China increases the risk of future pandemics, like COVID-19, and puts animal health, and consequently public health in danger.

Author Biography

Amanda Whitfort, Associate Professor, Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, does research on legislation promoting animal welfare and endangered species protection in Hong Kong and mainland China. Website