China's legislature adopts decision on banning illegal trade, consumption of wildlife

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China's legislature adopts decision on banning illegal trade, consumption of wildlife

28 February 2020
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China's top legislature adopted a decision on thoroughly banning the illegal trading of wildlife and the consumption of wild animals to safeguard people's lives and public health.
The consumption of terrestrial wild animals "of important ecological, scientific and social value" that are under state protection, as well as other terrestrial wild animals, including those that are bred or reared in captivity, shall be thoroughly prohibited, according to the decision.