I am doing an analysis paper for my political science class. My topic is:  The Chinese government proposed an animal protection law on September 4, 2009 to tell the people of China to support...

I am doing an analysis paper for my political science class.

My topic is: 

The Chinese government proposed an animal protection law on September 4, 2009 to tell the people of China to support adopting instead of killing these innocent animals, rescue dogs that are abandoned and give them a new warm home (cause). 

I have to answer these question:

The evidence the PRC’s policy decision in September 2009 was greatly influenced by external actors (IGOs, transnational movement, OUTSIDE NGOs). Which external (to China) actors lobbied the PRC government to pass this?

Can anyone give me something?

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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In the past ten years, the rise of animal activists in China has skyrocketed. According to an article in Bloomberg, there are over 100 groups that seek to protect animals.

...more than 100 animal welfare groups are now active in China, “working increasingly with provincial government authorities and policy makers on humane population control, rabies and disease prevention, responsible pet management,” and other issues. And the government is tightening enforcement of some existing laws.

In fact, China's vigilance has become so acute that the Chinese in Beijing did not allow the U.S. rodeo to enter into China owing to cruelty to animals.

One of the main proponents of this new movement is Jill Robinson and her NGO. She established a Hong Kong-based Animals Asia Foundation, which was able to partner with celebrities such as Yao Ming. 

Another NGO is the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). They have teamed up with Jackie Chan to bring protection to bears.

I have linked these articles and organizations' websites. 

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The Law on the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was drafted in September 2009 to protect animals. The draft, if enacted, will prohibit the consumption of cats and dogs and criminalize the cruel treatment and indiscriminate killing of animals, among other changes. The draft was prepared by Prof. Chang Jiwen.

According to Prof. Jiwen, the law is in accordance with the wishes of the Chinese people. According to surveys conducted by Sohu.com and Sina.com (China's largest portal), more than 80% of people favored laws to protect animals.

One of the influencing factors for the draft law was the increased cruelty towards animals and the widespread interest it generated across the China.

Among the non-state actors are Animal Asia Foundation and World Society for the Protection of Animals, two NGOs who support animal rights and have brought in celebrities to support their cause.

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