Monday, June 6, 2016

Amanda Whitfort Interviewed on Animal Law in China (Knowing Animals Podcast)

Knowing Animals
Episode 22 Podcast, 6 June 2016, 20 mins
Amanda Whitfort was recently interviewed by Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan, a political scientist from the University of New South Wales, about her research into animal protection laws in China. The interview has been published in the podcast "Knowing Animals", sponsored by the Australasian Animal Studies Association. In the interview Assoc Prof Whitfort discusses the reasons behind the growing call, within China, to introduce new laws to protect animals, the nature of the draft law submitted to the National People's Congress  and the implications for animals in the region, if the law is passed in its current state.  Click here to listen to the podcast.


  1. China, along with the Vietnam, are the main consumers of wildlife and wildlife products. If China follows through with its initiatives it will have a massive impact on many endangered species that are currently teetering on the brink of extinction. Along with better legislation and more effective law enforcement, the third leg of the stool is raising public awareness and education in order to arrest consumer demand.
    We research paper writings expert on wildlife along with ENV Wildlife Conservation Trust are pushing hard on all three fronts to bring the illegal wildlife trade to an end. Our latest educational effort, a rhino book, is the subject of a gofundme appeal. We are halfway to our target.