Chinese government prohibits showing all animal abuse footage

Since the latest horrendous crush film was released in China through the internet, ACTAsia has been working with over 40 Chinese animal protection groups to get it banned. We issued a joint statement and contacted the website hosts. We are very pleased to report that on December 2nd the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (China’s central authority on such issues) ordered all radio and television stations at all municipal and provincial levels to remove all animal abuse and violent images, and also ordered them not to repost such footage. All of the four websites with this footage have now removed it following protests in China, and after the government order.

This is an excellent development for animals, and a great response from the Chinese authorities. Over the long term, what is needed to stop this kind of abuse permanently is a good animal protection law, and we are now encouraging people to write to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress to ask for China to pass animal protection laws as soon as possible to prevent abuse such as this as well as to the animals suffering in other industries. Please send a polite email to the following addresses: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]. We have also provided a sample letter .