Shenzhen: The first Chinese city to ban consumption of cats and dogs

This wonderful news come to us from Shenzhen, China.

The coronavirus outbreak is still mysterious as researchers are trying to find the source of its outbreak even after months. Arising from a meat market in Wuhan, the virus has supposedly spread from consumption of a specie of bat but nothing has been confirmed.

Owing to the assumptions, China has already banned the consumption of wild animal meat. The Chinese city Shenzhen came a step forward and also banned the trading as well as consumption of cat as well as dog meat. According to reports by Humane Society International (HSI), around 30 million dogs are slaughtered every year all over Asia. The law imposing a ban on cat and dog meat would be effective from May 1st in Shenzhen.

The Shenzhen city government opines that dogs and cats have an emotional attachment with humans, as these two are their favorite pets thus most developed countries already have a ban imposed on the consumption of the meat of cats, dogs and other similar pets. Hong Kong and Taiwan also have certain laws imposing a ban on pet animal’s meat.

It was a great step in February when Chinese authorities imposed a ban on trading as well as consumption of wild animals. This was utmost essential when the wildlife meat market was almost a confirmed source of the coronavirus outbreak. The wildlife meat ban news certainly affected the Chinese government as it had a strong impact on the wildlife trade and the markets that dealt in the selling of these meat.

Well, this is really great news and we wish there is another ray of hope too when situations all around the world start coming back to normal. The world is waiting to bid the virus a final goodbye and we hope we get to do so very soon.

Image Source: Economic Times

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