The Chinese Government annouced on Thursday.
The Chinese government has announced on Thursday that from May 1 it would be illegal to eat animals raised as pets, like cats and dogs. The ban will come in force in the city of Shenzhen, in southeastern China. As reported by CNN, China had earlier passed a law to ban the consumption of wild animals in February and now, the prohibition will include the "consumption of state-protected wild animals and other terrestrial wild animals taken from the wild, as well as captive-bred and farmed terrestrial wild species."
People will still be allowed to consume pig, cattle, sheep, donkey, rabbit, chicken, duck, goose, pigeon, quail, as well as aquatic animals not protected by any other law. The authorities declared that: "If convicted, they will be subjected to a fine of 30 times of the wild animal's value, if the animal is above the value of 10,000CNY [$1400 USD]."
Meanwhile, the number of global cases has crossed a million and over 53,000 people have already succumbed to COVID. In America itself, the number of cases may touch quarter of a million soon. The situation seems difficult to control as there were almost 30,000 cases reported in just the last 24 hours.
People are requested to stay at home, stay safe, and not to venture out unless it is an absolute necessity.