In the wake of the Coronavirus epidemic, China has made the consumption of most of the wild animals illegal. The Chinese government has released a list that is drafted right now in which they mentioned the list of Livestocks that can be farmed for meat. The formation of meats are also illegal that is suspected to have originated from wild animals in a Wuhan wet market. Whereas Beijing banned all the meat trade of wild animals temporarily because of the coronavirus Outbreak. They are banning because of the coronavirus which has now spread globally and already infect 1.6 million people across the world.
China’s ministry of agriculture has issued a draft statement of animals that are considered fit to be used as livestock on Wednesday night. Dietary staples are also included in the permitted list such as pigs, cows, sheep, and chicken. Special livestock includes a number of species of Deer, ostriches, and alpaca. Furthermore, Two species of Fox, minks, and raccoons can be included in livestock but not in meat livestock.
They haven’t mentioned any animal that is suspected to spread the coronavirus to humans such as bets, Pangolins, and civet cats. Dogs are also not included in the list of livestock.
A statement is added to the draft says ” With the progress of human civilization and the public’s concern and preference for animal protection, dogs have evolved from traditional livestock to companion animals”. “They are generally no longer regarded as livestock in the rest of the world. It is not advisable to list them under livestock or poultry in China.”
The consumption of wild animals is not so common in China but the Trade is very high in the country’s south. There is a high risk of viruses when animals are locked in an unsanitary place. Today, Research of the scientists says that Bats or Pangolin might be the reason who originally spread the virus to humans but the answer is of course not conclusively right.