China bans wildlife trade and consumption


Animal People Forum

China has declared a ban on wildlife trade and consumption following allegations that the new coronavirus originated from the habit of eating wildlife.

China bans trade, consumption of wild animals due to coronavirus-Reuters

China bans human consumption and trade of wild animals | CTV News

It is known that a wide variety of animals such as snakes, koalas and peafowl were sold for food at the Wuhan Southwestern Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, which is believed to be the source of the new coronavirus.

In the fresh market that became the source of the infection of China's new coronavirus, `` koalas, wolves, peacocks, camels '' etc. were sold for food-gigazine

The SARS coronavirus , which caused severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that spread from 2002 to 2003, is also thought to be the source of the musk cat , and the eating habit of `` eating wild animals '' is this new model The theory that the coronavirus was created has been advocated in the scientific community.

In response, the Chinese authorities issued an order banning wildlife trade on January 26, 2020.

Wild animal trade banned throughout China to prevent spread of new coronavirus infection-gigazine

The order was effective immediately after it was issued, but it was a 'temporary ban' that continued until the national epidemic subsided. However, on February 26, 2020, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China said, `` We have banned the illegal trade in wildlife and abolished the practice of over-consuming wildlife for food, and Efficient protection 'was approved. We have replaced the temporary ban with a comprehensive ban.

Under the ban, illegal trafficking and consumption of wildlife is subject to severe punishment, as is the hunting, trading and transportation of wildlife for food. In addition, when using wild animals for scientific research, medical experiments, exhibitions, etc., strict examination, approval and quarantine inspection are required.

'People are increasingly concerned about the consumption of wildlife and its impact on public health issues,' said Zhang Tiewei, a spokesman for the National People's Congress. The decision was urgent and necessary, given the brink of life. '

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on February 25, 2020, the total number of new coronavirus infections in China was 77,658 and the number of deaths was 2,663. The number of infected people in Japan is 139, of which one is fatal.

About the present situation of new type coronavirus infectious disease and correspondence of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (February 25, 1961 version)

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