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


This commentary discusses two issues highlighted by Wiebers & Feigin in the context of the current and future global health crisis: the wildlife trade and factory farming. Both are instances of globalized animal cruelty – in China as well as worldwide -- that require global solutions for the well-being of both humans and nonhumans.

Author Biography

Deborah Cao, Professor, Griffith University, writes about animal law and ethics, Chinese animal law and regulation, and Chinese animal welfare in general, including wildlife crimes. She has also been working to advance legislative efforts for animal protection in China. Website