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Political advisor proposes those who abandon pets be blacklisted on credit record system in China
Published: Mar 08, 2021 05:53 PM
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Photo: VCG

 

With more people raising pets and a large quantity of stray animals in Chinese cities, a political advisor of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Consultative Conference (CPPCC) suggested pets be registered with microchips and those who abandon their pets should be blacklisted, which would be connected to their personal credit records.

The proposal was made by Dai Junfeng, a political advisor of the CPPCC, who pointed out that stray animals are disorderly and uncontrollable, but the source of stray animals are the growing number of Chinese pet raisers.

For example, the white paper of the Chinese pet industry in 2020 shows that the number of pet cats reached 48.62 million in China in 2020, up 10.2 percent from 2019.

Despite catching mice, stray and pet cats pose a risk to the ecosystem of the cities they live in since they also catch birds, squirrels, rabbits, bats, snakes, lizards and frogs.

Besides, statistics from the China Association for Disaster and Emergency Rescue Medicine show that around 40 million people are bitten by cats and dogs in China every year.

Dai suggested to register pets with microchips to strengthen management on pets apart from the existing registration and approval system and the licensing system on pets.

Information about pet owners including their name, address and phone number can be input into the microchips to make those people who abandon pets traceable.

Dai suggested that those who abandon their pets should be blacklisted, which would be connected to their personal credit records.

Global Times


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