vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news
vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news

Legal / Regulatory

May 20, 2020 - CBS News

Wuhan bans eating wild animals as coronavirus drives a crackdown in China

Wuhan bans eating wild animals as coronavirus drives a crackdown in China
Market in China© Photabulous!

The city at the center of the coronavirus crisis has banned the eating of wild animals and Chinese farmers are being offered cash to quit breeding exotic animals.

Both moves come amid mounting pressure for China to crack down on the illegal wildlife trade blamed by many for the pandemic that has killed more than 320,000 people. The local administration in Wuhan, the city of about 11 million people in China's central Hubei province where cases of the new coronavirus were first recorded late last year, announced Wednesday that the eating of all wild animals was officially banned.

Wuhan also imposed strict new controls on the breeding of all wild animals, making it clear that none could be reared as food. City officials said the local administration would take part in the wider national scheme to buy wild animal breeders out. The national plan is the first time Chinese authorities have pledged to buy out breeders in an attempt to curb exotic animal breeding, animal rights activists say.

Continue Reading at:

CBS News


Legal-regulatory — Feature Articles

Most Read - Last 30 Days

  1. Elephant poacher who killed more than 500 animals is sentenced to 30 years' hard labour in the Congo
  2. Joaquin Phoenix Encourages Animal Lovers to 'Change the World From Your Kitchen' by Going Vegan
  3. A 12-storey pig farm: has China found the way to tackle animal disease?
  4. The Strategic Case for Animal Liberation
  5. Dead whales wash ashore as Mauritius faces oil spill aftermath
  6. USA: Alarmingly, COVID-19 Relief Funds Prop Up Factory Farming
  7. Why were 6000 cattle at sea?
  8. UK: Up to 65,000 badgers to be killed in this year's cull, Government announces
  9. Poland to ban ritual animal slaughter for export - lawmaker
  10. Swiss Region To Vote To Enshrine Primate Rights

Some photos and photo services
generously donated by Photabulous

Photabulous

Fabulous Photos

PARIS · TORONTO · AMSTERDAM


veganauthority