The Chinese dog meat trade has long proved controversial. Photo: AFP

Chinese city of Shenzhen to ban eating cats and dogs as part of moves to stop spread of coronavirus

  • The authorities in the south China tech hub include protection for pets as part of measures to implement total ban on wildlife consumption
  • Draft regulations put nine permitted meats on a ‘white list’ – but eating anything else risks a US$2,800 fine
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The Chinese dog meat trade has long proved controversial. Photo: AFP
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