A city in China has passed in law that will totally ban its residents from eating dog, snake, frog, turtle and cat meat because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The ban was on April 1st passed by lawmakers in Shenzhen and will take effect on May 1, according to a government notice.
Meanwhile, the legislation comes on the heels of the country’s ban of all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice, which scientists believe is responsible for the deadly virus that has turned into a global pandemic.
The document stated that nine types of livestock are suitable for people to eat. They are pigs, cows, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese and pigeons.
In China, coronavirus has claimed 3,312 lives and infected more than 81,500 people since the outbreak started in Wuhan but over 75,000 people have recovered from the virus.