Animal rights in China is a very, very small movement, but it's there. It's all we can hope for in a country where even a human being is devalued.
Jill Robinson, a Briton, spends most of her time in Sichuan province, caring for bears rescued from bile farmers, who are compensated in return for shutting down their operations. She says support from local young people is rising fast, and attitudes are starting to change. If China can stop binding women's feet, she asks, why should it not abandon cruelty to animals?
Photo by North Sullivan.