Shenzhen could be first city in China to ban eating of dogs and cats
Officials says move reflects bond between pets and people – ‘the consensus of all human civilisation’ – rather than coronavirus fearsShenzhen is set to become the first city in mainland China to ban the eating of dogs and cats, if a draft regulation released by the municipal government in a wider push to restrict the consumption of wild animals is approved. On Monday, China’s National People’s Congress issued an order to ban all consumption of wild animal meat and further restrict the wildlife trade nationwide. The measures are expected to be enshrined in the country’s wildlife protection law later this year. The ban is a swift response to the Covid-19 outbreak, thought to have originated in wildlife sold at a market in Wuhan, Hubei province in early December. However, the Shenzhen government’s potential ban on dog and cat meat is framed not as part of an effort to reduce disease transmission, but as an aspect of the special relationship between people and pets, which it has called the “consensus of all human civilisation”. “Shenzhen might just be able to do it, as it is a progressive city in many ways,” said Deborah Cao, a professor at Griffith University in Australia and expert on animal protection in China. “I really hope so.” Consumption of dog and cat meat is most common in Shenzhen’s home province of Guangdong, neighbouring Guangxi, and parts of north-east China, though it is not universally practised across the country and has become less acceptable over time. Taiwan outlawed the consumption of dog and cat meat in 2017. “Dog eating has become increasingly controversial in China, with frequent violent clashes between dog thieves and angry dog owners,” said Wendy Higgins, director of international media at Humane Society International (HSI). “There is a growing and vocal Chinese opposition to the dog and cat meat trade, and young people in China are far more likely to think of dogs as companions than cuisine,” she said. The draft regulation is now in a public comment phase running until 5 March and no timeline has been given for the final determination. If the ban goes through, other animals identified as potentially carrying disease – such as turtles, snakes, some birds and insects – could be included on a list of prohibited animals for consumption in line with national rules that are expected in the coming months. Under the Shenzhen ban, fines for serving banned animals at restaurants would range from 20,000 to 200,000 yuan (£2,200–£22,000). HSI has estimated that between 10 and 20 million dogs are killed in China for their meat annually, while protection group Animals Asia puts the figure for cats at roughly 4 million a year. “The vast majority of dogs caught up in the trade in China are stolen pets and strays snatched from the streets,” Higgins said. “After being stolen or snatched, the animals are crammed in small cages in their hundreds, unable to move, and piled on the back of trucks, packed so tightly they can break limbs.” Animal protection groups have long been concerned with practices used in the dog meat trade, from rearing and theft to transport and slaughter. Topics Read more: The Guardian
About time they do please. There is no 'humane' way to slaughter an animal. It all leads to the same thing: death. Let's stop trying to make it sound better by using the word 'humane'. charlievondevon Thank God! Welcome to 2020 we waited so long! Some people would eat shit on a stick! It's about time!! This sickening habit of eating animals has given rise to diseases all over the world!!
Appalling! That's the right way to put it, the consenses of human civilisation. Dogs don't try and eat us, and we don't try and eat them. And cats guard the stash. Sadly they had to learn hard way Some people eat dog in Switzerland
More coronavirus daily cases outside of China than inside the countryWorld Health Organization data showed that only 411 new patients were diagnosed in China yesterday, compared to 427 in the rest of the world, with big jumps in South Korea and Iran. Unfortunately you’re scaremongering making people more anxious ! We can't trust the numbers out of China.
Because of the fact that they have ever eaten a cat or a dog tells me we shit the wrong border. They deserve death by corona virus and they deserve to be completely cut off from the rest of the world. Sick and twisted people. it's been a very long tradition and culture to eat all kinds of things in China I would recommend the sea slug and crocodile
Don't eat 🐶 Dogs & cats, what about the rats. Are they still on the menu? Fruits,nuts and vegetables are best healthy food I always prefer them Better late than never. How classy for a developed country. Good news! Ya think 🤷🏼♀️ Let's hope so and the rest to follow would be wonderful!
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This is UNBELIEVABLE 🤢 I’d always thought those stories were made up. 30millionsdamis About time. They live like animals, breed fatal viruses and they’ll eat anything. They skin animals alive for their fur. Sick Sociopaths. They have no care for animals..except Pandas. Acquisitive The Swiss eat cats and dogs
And they wonder why they spreed disgusting Diseases pablo_869 That’s numbers 21 to 44 and 63 to 74 off the menu! Come on, dogs and cats shouldn’t responsible for human ills. Xristos10818751 goddamn savages. Well about fu$ng time!!
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Eating dogs is part of their culture. We only see it as odd because we keep them as pets. We eat cows here. In India where the cow is seen as a sacred animal, I'm sure they strongly disagree with this. Now, how would we react to the suggestion of a ban on these products? Believe it when I see it. Disgusting people
PC gone mad. Good! It was about time!! Finally! Wish it also bans purchasing Elephants tusks, Rhinos’ horns and Sharks fins, since China’s demand is bringing these wild animals to verge of extinction What is wrong with people!! How about Donkey meat and Bat soup, too? UGH! Hmmm... I lived in Sichuan province for 5 years and it was officially banned there. Though that didn’t stop people from eating them.
All of China should put a ban. Warning. If they don’t more strange virus will hit China and claim more lives. Fair warning.
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China did the same thing after SARS too. Apparently it didn’t work out and led to an increase of black markets. Maybe they should educate their people not to eat inedible wild animals first? 🤷🏻♀️ That's ruff 🐶✌😎🏳️🌈🇪🇺🌈🌏 CoronaVirusUpdates coronavirus COVIDー19 That's a good start Shenzhen. Could you add bats, pangolins, sharks, etc, etc.,.....to your list of banned foods as well please? If your regime drives people to famines and eating such you get coronaviruses don't you?
Disgusting people they eat anything with 4 legs except a table This is a good decision. Well let’s not overreact Civilization is not about pets. This nonsense is out of control. 'Man is the measure of all things.' On the one hand, yay. But (and I’m not a vegan, or even a vegetarian) tbh cows and sheep and chickens and pigs are every bit as lovable, sensitive & affectionate as cats and dogs. It’s really not any more monstrous to eat dog meat than it is to eat bacon sarnies or Sunday Roast.
🤞🏻🙏🏻 One city? That's not even a *start*. A start would be to ban crapping in the holes in the streets. DirtyAnimals
Coronavirus epidemic 'has PEAKED in China'WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom said the peak in China occurred between January 23 and February 2 and the number of new cases there 'has been declining steadily since then'. 🤣🤣🤣 it’s not nice to joke about such matters. When will they start checking all the people they have barricaded in their homes? How many of them are sick or passed away. They are so full of it and pigs will fly I don't believe a word of it We (India) have more densed population than China our infrastructure hygiene not advance as China but we ( India) never been with this kind of situations ever, poor China god bless it
Well that’s a big Meow and Woof Well that’s bloody generous of them. Disgusting TOFU and large amounts of GINGER, leave the meat alone for a year. It should be banned in the WHOLE country since forever Animal markets fuel wars. Still not banned?!!!!! They can eat whatever shit they want but c'mon cats and dogs? WTF!
tiny step to civilized society.... hahaha 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮 Chinese....they should eat each other
Coronavirus epidemic 'has PEAKED in China'WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom said the peak in China occurred between January 23 and February 2 and the number of new cases there 'has been declining steadily since then'. Media Click bait , ignore and make the world a better place. I am not sure if I’d trust the WHO on that one.
Good job, Shenzhen! şimdi mi aklınıza geldi or*spu cocukları THANK THE DIETY. PICK ONE ANIMAL CANNIBALS. FINALLY! GROW UP SAVAGES USE BIRTH CONTTOL. Yr inko koi seeda kam q ni ata It's damn time! La influencia de janarhertz en la ciudad! (?) :( are you serious with that picture? 🤦🏻♂️