A political adviser in Shanghai suggested that more suitable places for pets.

Photo taken on May 9, 2022 shows a veterinarian playing with dogs at a pet hospital on Qinglin Street in Shanghai’s Huangpu District. (Photo by Zhu Xingxin/chinadaily.com.cn)

A local political consultant suggested that Shanghai should do more to create a pet-friendly environment, which could influence the decision of some young people from home and abroad whether to work or live in the city. stay in

Lu Huawen, a member of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the city’s political advisory body, said a certain proportion of public spaces and public transportation will remain open to these furry friends and their owners.

He proposed the ongoing annual meeting of the local political advisory body, which will continue till Thursday.

He said the city could put a unified logo on shopping malls, parks, restaurants and hotels to allow pets. Details, including what specific areas within such venues should be restricted to pets and how to handle potential conflicts, must be worked out.

“Such businesses and communities will clearly indicate whether they are pet-friendly on their websites and social platforms. Thus, the activism of pet owners and pet-fearers “The fields will not interfere with each other, which is suitable for them. The harmonious coexistence between people and pets,” said Lu, who is also president of the Shanghai Zihei Education Group.

He introduced Shanghai’s pet management regulations, expanded the scope of pet management, and improved management systems for registration, licensing, epidemic prevention, medical treatment and adoption. He also suggested making specific rules for rearing animals.

“Relevant regulations should clarify punishment measures for pet abandonment and abuse, and increase the power of law enforcement agencies,” Lowe said.

A PwC report on China’s pet industry to be released in 2022 shows that half of pet owners were born in the 1990s or younger, with 57 percent having a college degree or higher. was high, and about half of them were single.

Lowe said household pets play an increasing role in companionship and stable emotional support in today’s society.


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