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Contribution to Book
Explaining China’s Wildlife Crisis: Cultural Tradition or Politics of Development
Threatened and Endangered Animal Populations
  • Peter J Li, University of Houston
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Abstract
This chapter is about China’s wildlife crisis. As the following sections attempt to demonstrate, abuse of and assault on wildlife in captivity and in the wild have reached an unprecedented level on the Chinese mainland in the reform era (1978–present). Shocking brutality against wildlife animals has been frequently exposed by Chinese and international media. To readers outside East Asia, they ask if the Chinese are culturally indifferent to animal suffering. Indeed, does the Chinese culture sanction cruelty to animals? Or is it the contemporary politics of economic development that is more directly responsible for the crisis?
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Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation, edited by Marc Bekoff

Citation Information
Li, P. J. (2013). Explaining China’s Wildlife Crisis Cultural Tradition or Politics of Development. Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation, 317.