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China Bans Consumption of Wild Animals

All terrestrial wild animals cannot be consumed for food purposes. Only animal species included in the "Livestock and Poultry Genetic Resources Catalogue” can be consumed. MOARA is developing the catalog and is likely to include both a positive and negative list based on expert guidance and public feedback.

On Feb. 24, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress approved the decision to "comprehensively forbid illegal wildlife trading, abolish consumption of wild animals, and guarantee the health and safety of the public" (hereinafter "the Decision") [1]. This document came into effect since the date of promulgation and the key points are listed below:

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