Coronavirus : Chinese city bans eating of dogs, snakes, frogs and cats

A city in China has passed in law that effectively bans its residents from eating dog, snake, frog, turtle and cat meat in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

This ban was yesterday passed by lawmakers in Shenzhen and will take effect on May 1, according to a government notice

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.

According to the document, 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.