Article: Top Ten Chinese Actors Who Are Animal Lovers  

Many Chinese influential people are avid supporters of saving animals and wildlife. They contribute to organizations and save animals from the cruelty that they face. Here is the list of the 10 influential Chinese Actors who are animal lovers:

1. Sun Li

Sun Li is a Chinese actress who is popularly known as Susan Sun. She entered the entertainment industry in 2001 by participating in the contest called “Star Search.” Soon after in 2003, she became the female lead in the television series “Goddess Mercy.” In 2018, at the age of 38, she became the youngest Chinese actress to win the “Grand Slam” as she won all the three biggest television award The Flying Apsaras Award, Golden Eagle Awards and the Magnolia Awards. She is not only a great actress but also, is strongly against animal cruelty. Even besides her busy schedule, she still takes time to rescue abandoned stray dogs. She strongly objects to eating dog meat and spoke out against wearing fur material. She was once the face of PETA Asia’s anti-fur campaign.


2. Chen Kun

Chen Kun is a Chinese actor and singer who ranked 68th in the Forbes China celebrity top 100 lists in 2014. He set foot in the entertainment industry in 1999 with the film “The National Anthem.” He gained international followers in 2002 with the film “Blazax and the Little Chinese Seamstress.” He also gained a lot of attention from television grama “Love Story in Shanghai” and “The Story of a Noble Family.” Being a Chinese pop star and actor, his schedule is pretty tight, but despite that Chen Kun has, again and again, expressed his care and support for dogs and animals through campaigns and his social media.


3. Fan Bingbing

Fan Bingbing is a Chinese actress, model, producer and singer. She debuted in the television series “Powerful Woman” and played different minor roles for two years until she gained attention in 1999 for her supporting role in the Chinese television series “My Fair Princess.” She has been listed as the highest-paid celebrity in Forbes China. Fan Bingbing is a soft spot for furry, small and cute animals. She even owns a cat, a French bulldog and a brown poodle and speaks against animal cruelty often openly.


4. Zhao Liying

Zhao Liying is a Chinese actress and singer and is best known for her role in the television series “Legend of Lu Zhen.” She has also played a significant role in many other television series like “Boss & Me”, “The Mystic Nine” and many more. Zhao has also seen spreading cuteness and love on social media with her photos with her dog. She has also worked with many other local and international celebrities and has shown her disbelief and opposition to the Yulin Dog Meat Festival wherever she got any chance.


5. Yang Mi

Yang Mi is a Chinese actress, singer and television producer. She made her debut as an actress through the historical television drama “Tang Ming Huang” at the age of four in 1990. Later she went on to pursue modelling in the advertisement industry. She officially made her debut in 2003 with the television series “The Story of a Nobel Family.” She also won many awards including the Best Actress Award at the World Fest Houston International Festival in 2017. Even though Yang Mi is an incredible singer and actor, she keeps herself grounded to the roots. With a huge fan following she keeps making appeals to stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival saying “The loyalty of dogs to people exceeds my imagination. I treat dogs as friends. I don’t eat dog meat. I oppose the use of dog meat as food. Doggies are kind-hearted, don’t eat them!!”


6. Yu Kewei

Yu Kewei or Yisa Yu is a Chinese singer. She didn’t start with all the fame and limelight, in fact, she started singing in bars. She became a sensation after she achieved fourth place nationally in the 2009 season of “Hunan TV’s Super Girl.” She is not only a great pop singer but also a lovely human being at heart. She has also joined forces with Chinese animal welfare activists to raise awareness of animal abuse in China.


7. Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist. Although he spent his childhood in harsh childhood, he grew up to become a very successful artist and made some noticeable artwork like “Sunflower Seed” and also made beautiful documentaries like “Beijing 2003”, “Fairytale”. China has passed laws for the protection of wildlife but no such law has been passed for the protection of wildlife. Being an activist himself, Ai Weiwei has also launched a lot of campaigns to raise awareness of animal abuse in China.


8. Yao Ming

Yao Ming is a Chinese basketball executive and formal professional player. He was very enthusiastic about football from a very young age and used to practice ten hours to achieve his goal to get selected in the Chinese Basketball Association. He worked hard and played for the Shanghai Sharks of CBA and later he played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Yao Ming was always against animal cruelty and harming animals, be it wild or domestic animals. He was an A-Star player till July 2011 when he had to retire from basketball due to repeated injuries. Later in his career, he became a vocal critic of shark-fin soup. He began campaigning against “finning” by fishermen


9. Jackie Chan

Chang Kong Sang or professionally known as Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong-based actor, director and martial artist known for his stunts and comic timing. He starts off as an actor by doing small roles at the age of five as a child actor. His first major breakthrough was in 1978 through a film called “Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow.” Although Jackie Chan is known for his acting and stunt, most people are unaware of his contribution to ending all animal suffering in China. He worked with a lot of organizations and charities including WSPA and PETA. In 2008 he worked with WSPA to put an end to bear farming in China and Asia. He also worked with PETA and educated the government that killing dogs would not cure rabies and vaccination is the only way away from rabies.


10. Guo Ke

Guo Ke is a filmmaker, actor and director who has participated in more than 40 movies and tv series. He made his debut as a director with the documentary “Short Thirty Two”. The movie won the Best Cinematography Award in the 2013 Chinese academy award of Documentary Films. Gou Ke also documented a film called “San Hua” which was the first movie to depict China’s cat meat industry. Through his video, Gou Ke depicted the ill-treatment of cats and wanted people to stop the practice of eating cat meat. He also participated in many campaigns to spread awareness among people about animal protection.