Eating cats, dogs banned in Shenzhen, China


This 2017 video from Switzerland says about itself:

First European restaurant to serve cats

This restaurant serves cats. The La table Suisse chef asks the question “Why do we eat some animals but not others?” The video has a surprise ending – keep watching!

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

The Chinese city of Shenzhen has banned the eating of dogs and cats. According to authorities, dogs and cats have a much closer relationship with humans than other animals. …

Scientists suspect that the coronavirus has been transmitted from animals to humans. The first infections were found in people at an animal market in Wuhan, where, eg, bats, snakes and civets were sold. Chinese President Xi already banned the sale and consumption of wild animals in February.

Animal rights organization Humane Society International praises Shenzhen’s decision. “Shenzhen is the first city in the world to take the lessons learned from this pandemic seriously and make the changes needed to avoid another pandemic”.

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