Animal protection to be enshrined in the Constitution of Taiwan

World Dog Alliance has been campaigning for the inclusion of animal protection in the Constitution of Taiwan.

On 6th October 2020, 29 Taiwanese lawmakers proposed to include animal protection in the Constitution. Titled “Committee Proposal No. 25096”, the proposed amendment equates the importance of animal protection to academic freedom, property rights and other rights granted by the Constitution. The amendment, if passed, will serve as a testament of Taiwan’s commitment to protecting animals.

The lawmakers’ statement called attention to the environmental deterioration caused by human development. The damage to the food and ecological chain will eventually threaten mankind’s survival. Animal protection is not just about the respect for life, but human sustainability in the long run.