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China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock

China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock

The agriculture ministry of China announced that it was drawing up new guidelines which would see dogs being reclassified as pets, instead of livestock. The Humane Society has said that the move is a potential ’game changer’ in animal welfare.

pennydreadful
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wazzy75
wazzy75 4 months

Can't believe that it took CCP launching a pandemic which will ruin untold lives, before they realised that you can eat something a bit more 'western'. It's not even the issue that they eat dogs, it's the lack of compassion they show to their animals and total absence of modern hygiene that is the issue.

R LoRusso
R LoRusso 4 months

Political enemies are still classified as livestock... Makes harvesting their organs less problematic.

John W
John W 4 months

How about bats or contaminated lab animals. Are those livestock? https://nypost.com/2020/02/22/dont-buy-chinas-story-the-coronavirus-may-have-leaked-from-a-lab/ Even the deadly SARS virus has escaped — twice — from the Beijing lab where it was (and probably is) being used in experiments. Both “man-made” epidemics were quickly contained, but neither would have happened at all if proper safety precautions had been taken. And then there is this little-known fact: Some Chinese researchers are in the habit of selling their laboratory animals to street vendors after they have finished experimenting on them. You heard me right. Instead of properly disposing of infected animals by cremation, as the law requires, they sell them on the side to make a little extra cash. Or, in some cases, a lot of extra cash. One Beijing researcher, now in jail, made a million dollars selling his monkeys and rats on the live animal market, where they eventually wound up in someone’s stomach.

WouldNeverBackBias
WouldNeverBackBias 4 months

I realize it is a cultural difference and based on societal perception, but I can't fathom any dog being slaughtered inhumanely and eaten for a food source. I am so thankful that I was born and live in a country that recognizes (most of the time) animal rights and where most people see the importance of protecting them from suffering. I hope China and other like countries will come to see dogs as valuable companions and not just meat. You can truly define a country's society by how they treat their most vulnerable citizens and their animals.

Ilya Yakymenko
Ilya Yakymenko 4 months

Does it mean they'll stop eating them?

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 4 months

True story... We had a Min pinscher and went to our favorite Chinese restaurant to pick up food when the waiter comes out. Smiling, he says "Ooooh, your dog looks so tasty!" We laughed... And rolled up the windows!

BumperCar
BumperCar 4 months

... they had dogs classified as livestock...

Don'tbackNV
Don'tbackNV 4 months

Yet for DECADES they would call you racist for saying "they eat dogs". Guilin meat festival will still exist even after this. Chinese ALWAYS sweep these things under the rug but the fact is +400 million Chinese (+25%) are still in abject squalor and will continue to eat any flesh they have access to. Fun fact, Chinese were big into cannibalism for most of their history up until today: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/31/chinese-cannibalism-infant-flesh-outrages-world/ http://www.rfi.fr/en/asia-pacific/20160522-cannibalism-china-publication-official-records-50-years-after-cultural-revolut https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Suiyang (20,000-30,000 civilians were eaten)

david dindu
david dindu 4 months

bats and pangolins are still livestock?

Fin
Fin 4 months

It's called poverty extreme in many places..are we any better when we turn a blind eye to dog fighting..their livestock to our amusement n gambling..support ur spca

Fin
Fin 4 months

Finally my two pets thank u..

Anony
Anony 4 months

Great if true.

Fin
Fin 4 months

In 1998us had to jump on s Korea to cease serving dog.. They simply hid it n their ghettos n poverty in Seoul using billboards to barrier off their lesser ppl...up in hills they still eat dog... Kagoghi.. That's dog

Inappropriate Name
Inappropriate Name 4 months

So CCP admit to eating pets along with every other type of animal.

Just Max
Just Max 4 months

They won't enforce it

Carol
Carol 4 months

It doesn't matter, they will still steal your pet and eat it when hungry!

Don'tbackNV
Don'tbackNV 4 months

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/31/chinese-cannibalism-infant-flesh-outrages-world/ http://www.rfi.fr/en/asia-pacific/20160522-cannibalism-china-publication-official-records-50-years-after-cultural-revolut https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Suiyang (20,000-30,000 civilians were eaten)

John
John 4 months

Here’s something that’s been long overdue

Indo
Indo 4 months

Sounds good. But what about the bordering countries which do good business with all kinds of animal meats.

Cats Over Biden
Cats Over Biden 4 months

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit...

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