Dog and cat meat consumption has been an issue that animal rights activists have been combating. Recently, a Chinese city has banned such practice and is the first in doing so.
– A Chinese city is the first to ban the consumption of dog and cat meat.
– This city was identified as Shenzhen.
– This comes after China passed a law prohibiting the consumption of wild animals.
The city was identified as Shenzhen and their government announced the prohibition late this week. The prohibition will be fully implemented on May 1 and it makes the act of consuming animals raised as pets as illegal. It is unclear what the penalties are when one is caught consuming such animal meat.
This comes after China passed a law to ban the consumption of wild animals during the peak of the coronavirus outbreak. The only animals that can be consumed are cattle, chicken, donkey, duck, goose, pig, pigeon, quail, rabbit, and sheep. Aquatic animals are likewise not banned. It is believed that the coronavirus started from a wildlife market in Wuhan, China.
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