Higher regulation is essential to wholesome growth of the pet business – Opinion

A pet groomer takes care of a canine in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, in January. [Photo by WANG CHUN/FOR CHINA DAILY]

Editor’s Observe: Greater than 4 a long time of reform and opening-up haven’t solely made China the second largest economic system on the planet, but additionally modified the lifestyle of Chinese language folks. A veteran journalist from the China Every day tries to research the modifications in folks’s perspective in the direction of pets. .

There are greater than 100 million pets in China, of which about 60 % are canine and the remainder are principally cats, in keeping with a report launched final 12 months. However I believe the reported numbers are decrease as a result of I do know that some canine house owners don’t register their pets as required by regulation and it’s not necessary to register cats as pets.

Counting the dozen or so deserted pets in my neighborhood which can be unlikely to be included within the official information, we will assume that the variety of canine and cats have to be a lot increased than the numbers recorded. However because of animal lovers who present deserted pets with meals and water, many of the homeless animals seem like doing effectively.

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