Date(s) - Tuesday, December 10 2013
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Herding Cats: China’s Changing Pet Business and Care Landscape
Dr. Tony Beck and Lee-Anne Armstrong
Gandhi said the greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. In China, the evolution of how animals are treated has been profound in the last decade. Rising incomes, one-child homes, an increasing number of empty nesters, and changing attitudes to domestic pets have created a booming pet business. Consider that a pure bred Red Tibetan Mastiff sold for $1.5 million to a coal baron in North China in 2011. Panelists will discuss the evolution of the pet industry in China, recent trends, risks and future opportunities.
Venue: The Apartment
47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu 3rd Floor
Time: Tuesday, December 10th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Doors open at 12:00. Event starts at 12:30 p.m.
Admission: Members: 100 RMB; Non-members: 150 RMB
About the speakers:
—Dr. Tony Beck is a partner with Doctors Beck & Stone, the first international pet hospital group in China. He has studied and practiced veterinary medicine for the past 23 years, and is a member of The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Beck graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1998. He has served at a neuter clinic in Thailand, a bear station in Chengdu, a malaria screening post in Guyana, Africa, and a rhino game conservation project in Namibia. Click here for more information:
—Lee-Anne Armstrong is the executive director of Second Chance Animal Aid (SCAA) Shanghai, which is “committed to protecting and improving the health and welfare of companion animals through education, health care, advocacy, outreach, adoption and the promotion of foster care as an alternative approach to traditional shelters.” More than 800 pets have adopted humans through SCAA.
Bookings are closed for this event.