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The ban on eating wild animals in Wuhan

Changes in Chinese law. We’ve been always aware of the problem of Chinese practice with eating wild animals. But it was just the COVID-19 pandemic that caused people around the world began to notice how big the scale of this problem and its consequences could really be.

A few months after the outbreak of the pandemic, Wuhan issued an official announcement that animal consumption would be banned there. As it turns out, the ban on activity also includes hunting and breeding of wild animal species for consumption. In Wuhan, eating “wild animals” and rare and protected species will be banned for five years. It was also announced that actions are being taken against illegal commercial procedures related to the production of them. Wildlife farming will be strictly monitored and not allowed for consumption. Paid compensation has been promised for the licensed breeders who must change the industry due to the ban.