No winners, only losers for China’s revised Livestock Catalogue
There is little change to the consultation draft of China’s revised National Livestock and Poultry Genetic Resources Catalogue which was published this week. Ambiguity surrounds permitted uses of many species of wild animals, amphibians, reptiles and companion animals.
Notes from webinar 1: The commercial use of animals and pandemics
A future without pandemics is a series of five think-tank webinars bringing a truly unique Chinese perspective to a global challenge. Hosted by One Health and ACTAsia’s Institute of Caring for Life Academic Research & Education (iCARE) host. The commercial use of animals and pandemics is the first webinar.
Zhuhai becomes second city in mainland China to outlaw eating dogs, and extend legislation to protect cats
Zhuhai followed the city of Shenzhen by issuing a ban on eating dogs, according to Zhuhai’s government press conference today. The new local law raises hopes for a national ban of the practice across China this summer.
Q&A: coronavirus, China’s wildlife trade and wet-markets
On 24 February 2020, the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress in China passed a decision to ban the consumption of wildlife as food, and the illegal wildlife trade. We welcome and applaud the government’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak, but there’s been a lot of misinformation online recently, around the subject of coronavirus and the connection to China’s wildlife trade.
Shenzhen first city in mainland China to ban eating dogs, cats and certain wild animal species
1st April was a momentous day in Guangdong Province, when the City of Shenzhen passed a law to ban eating dogs, cats and select additional species, but left hundreds of other wild and domestic animals on the menu.