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Shenzhen bans eating dogs and cats from May 1

Christian Fernsby |
The Chinese city of Shenzhen has now banned the consumption of dogs and cats.

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Topics: SHENZHEN    BAN   

The move was part of a larger ban on the consumption and trade of wild animals implemented on Feb. 24 as an effort to safeguard public health.

Shenzhen authorities said the ban on eating dogs and cats would kick in from May 1, Shenzhen News reported.

The ban does not include animals such as pigs, cows, lambs, donkeys, rabbits, chicken, duck, geese and quails.

It is widely thought that the coronavirus pandemic had started in the Huanan wildlife market in Wuhan.

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