City that are boasting 13 million residents, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, now the city introduced sweeping new rules that will come into effect on May 1. Lawmakers identified that the ruling is a ‘universal civilisation requirement for a modern society’.
A spokesperson for the Shenzhen government said: “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. This ban also responds to the demand and spirit of human civilisation.”
Before this, China only put in a temporary ban on wild animal markets in the wake of the coronavirus, however activists worry those rules will be relaxed if and when Covid-19 cases are reduced. This new ruling is a new ruling on cat and dog meat will be a permanent ban, however citizens will still be able to eat pigs, cows, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese and pigeons.
Good move toward protecting the animal. Support on this.