‘Review of Animal Welfare Legislation in Hong Kong’

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'Review of Animal Welfare Legislation in Hong Kong'


Ms Amanda Whitfort's research provided the first and, to date, only empirical study of the adequacy of animal protection legislation in Hong Kong. The study generated widespread public discussion and impetus for law reform and was used by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of the HKSAR Government to introduce new legislation controlling the breeding and sale of companion animals in Hong Kong with the enactment of the Public Health (Animals and Birds) (Animal Traders) Regulations 2016. The study also resulted in significant policy change in stray-animal management and introduction of specialised training for police and prosecutors in presenting animal cruelty cases at court.

Following the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award 2011 of the Faculty of Law, Ms Whitfort received the University’s KE Excellence Award 2016 for this project.