Civet cats on sale at a market in Guangzhou in 2004. The practice of eating wild animals is centuries old in China. Photo: Dustin Shum

China seeks to fast-track ban on trade in wild animals amid coronavirus outbreak

  • The standing committee of the National People’s Congress is set to approve a ban on the sale and consumption of wild animals later this month
  • Existing law is riddled with loopholes, but measure will bypass need to go through time-consuming legislative process
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Civet cats on sale at a market in Guangzhou in 2004. The practice of eating wild animals is centuries old in China. Photo: Dustin Shum
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