China signals end to dog meat consumption by humans

China signals end to dog meat consumption by humans Draft policy released by agriculture ministry cites concern over animal welfare and prevention of disease transmission as factors behind moveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Chinese government has signalled an end to the human consumption of dogs, with the agriculture ministry today releasing a draft policy that would forbid canine meat.Citing the “progress of human civilisation” as well as growing public concern over animal welfare and prevention of disease transmission from animals to humans, China’s Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs singled out canines as forbidden in a draft “white list” of animals allowed to be raised for… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/09/china-signals-end-to-dog-meat-consumption-by-humans