Shenzhen Could Be The First City In China To Ban Eating Dogs And Cats
The Covid-19 outbreak may have prompted the ban. It is thought that wildlife sold at a Wuhan market in Hubei province earlier in December may have been the focal point of the outbreak.
The possible ban on eating dog and cat meat suggested by the Shenzhen government does not have to do with disease though, it is the social relationships that occur between humans and their pets. They have called it the “consensus of all human civilization.”
“Shenzhen might just be able to do it, as it is a progressive city in many ways,” said a professor at Griffith University in Australia.