Shenzhen has turn out to be the primary Chinese metropolis to ban the consumption of animals raised as pets, akin to cats and canines, with the brand new regulation anticipated to return into impact on May 1.
“Dogs and cats as pets have established a much closer relationship with humans than all other animals, and banning the consumption of dogs and cats and other pets is a common practice in developed countries and in Hong Kong and Taiwan,” town authorities said.
After the emergence of the novel coronavirus, which is believed to be an animal-to-human transmission, China handed a regulation in February that bans the commerce and consumption of untamed animals.
Apart from banning the consuming of animals raised as pets, Shenzhen can even prohibit the consumption of state-protected wild animals and different animals taken from the wild, in addition to captive-bred and farmed terrestrial wild species.
Consuming pig, cattle, sheep, donkey, goose, pigeon and quail remains to be allowed.