Research On The Legal Response To Pet Keeping Management

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Zeyu Zhang , Ming-Hsun Hsieh


As a result of the fast growth of China's economy, the country's population is seeing an increase in their standard of living as well as an increase in their income levels. As a consequence of this, and in response to the rising need for a higher quality of life, many people are turning to the practice of keeping pets as a means of satisfying their spiritual requirements. People are becoming more aware of the many different species of domesticated animals. In their innocent and endearing forms, pets may be seen all over the place in urban green-ways, parks, and neighborhoods. In this new setting, the rise in the number of individuals who own dogs has resulted in a complex and varied pattern of societal issues. The administration of keeping pets presents brand new issues as a result of this. The responsibility for pet damage caused by pet injuries is one example of this. Other examples include the problem of pet annoyance in public areas and the regulatory difficulties of pet cruelty and abandonment. In response to these issues, governments throughout the nation have also enacted pertinent laws and institutional norms to control the administration of pets. These regulations aim to ensure that animals are cared for in an appropriate manner. Having said that, the legislative logic behind these restrictions is murky, the operability is poor, and not all of the systems are foolproof. Therefore, how to improve the legislation to reduce the negative impact of pet keeping and to guarantee the law's ability to be enforced, as well as how to improve the public's awareness of law-abiding, are some of the most important issues to solve the problem of the negative impact of keeping pets in urban areas.

Based on the current scenario in China, this article examines the factors that contribute to the urban pet keeping management issues that exist in China and provides a discussion and analysis of those factors. At the same time, it examines laws from other countries that pertain to the management of pet keeping and discusses the implications of these foreign laws for our own laws based on the circumstances of our own community. In conclusion, it provides pertinent legislative countermeasures and proposals for improving the control of pet keeping in China.

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