Although Mike Vick ignited the nation in debate about animal rights just a couple years ago, animal rights are indeed a daily part of most people's lives. Whether it is debate about the environment how animals will be affected, eating meat, or dog fighting, animals hold a special place in people's hearts. That is probably because of the unique bond that owners have with many of their pets and also how many people feel an innate responsibility to treat mother nature and its animals properly. Even humans are animals after all.
Animal cruelty laws barely exist in many places in the world. Some countries' lack affection for animals is often appalling for animal lovers. In these places where such laws do not exist, people slaughter poultry on the streets, beat and then eat dogs, harvest fur by killing thousands of minks, or make animals like cocks and dogs fight each other for entertainment.
In China, with its lack of animal cruelty laws, manufacturers have been able to come up with further creative ways to exploit animals. Check out the article below.
Yes, they have keychains with live turtles and fish, which are lucky to survive 3 hours after they leave the manufacturing plant. For a country that has become such an economic powerhouse, it is surprising to me that China has still not set up any comprehensive animal cruelty laws.