Research Article

Exploring the compatibility of stray cats and socio-economic development


  • Qiyi Pan Beijing World Youth Academy, Beiyuan Bahao, Laiguangying West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China


As the economy grows, an increasing number of people are getting pet cats, which adds a lot of fun to their lives. However, the lack of responsibility of some people has led to the emergence of a large group of stray cats. This group not only affects the appearance of the city but also poses a hidden danger to public social safety, which in turn affects social and economic development. There are no applicable laws and regulations related to the management and protection of stray animals in China. The current management of stray cats basically adopts the traditional Command and Control protection and management policy, which ignores the living needs of local residents and is not conducive to the formation of a positive attitude of residents toward animal protection. Economic incentives play an important role in improving residents' enthusiasm for protection. Currently, the economic incentives generally used in domestic and foreign conservation and governance work mainly include direct economic compensation, rescue funds, and animal protection lotteries.

Article information


Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies

Volume (Issue)

4 (3)





How to Cite

Pan, Q. (2022). Exploring the compatibility of stray cats and socio-economic development. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies, 4(3), 146–150.



stray cats; Command and Control policy; economic incentives