The first decision that China took, after lifting the ban on the stronghold of the emerging corona virus, Wuhan, is to forgive cats and speech, and remove it from an official list of animals that can be eaten, against the backdrop of the Corona virus crisis and the great controversy about the reasons for its emergence and spread.
The Ministry of Agriculture issued a new list of animals that can be raised for its meat, excluding dogs and cats for the first time.
"It is the first time that the Chinese government has noticed that cats and dogs are domestic animals and are not intended for eating," said the American Human Society International.
Association figures indicate that 10 million dogs are eaten annually in China for their meat.
Thousands of dogs are eliminated every year during the Dog Meat Festival in the southern city of Yulin, according to "AFP."
Chinese law does not prohibit the consumption of the meat of these animals within the country, but this practice is limited to a small minority and provokes growing opposition from the population.