Activists in Tianjin recently rescued more than 400 cats who were about to be slaughtered for their fur and meat. Many of the protesters had recently lost their own pets, and suspected they had been abducted by furriers. The police were no help since there is no law in China against killing cats and dogs. But the demonstrators persevered, and after a scuffle the Hebei provincial government allowed the cats to be taken to a nearby shelter.
The Chinese may be ahead of the game in terms of eating fewer animals than the gluttons here in the US, but it’s rare to hear of their animal rights successes.