Caged dogs on sale at the dog meat festival in Yulin. Photo: AFP Caged dogs on sale at the dog meat festival in Yulin. Photo: AFP
Caged dogs on sale at the dog meat festival in Yulin. Photo: AFP

Dogs are pets, not food, says Chinese agriculture ministry

  • New rules on raising livestock come weeks ahead of controversial dog meat festival in Yulin
  • Regulations that also lists ‘special species’ that can be raised for food or fur form part of move to crack down on wildlife trade after coronavirus pandemic

Topic |   Animal rights in China
Caged dogs on sale at the dog meat festival in Yulin. Photo: AFP Caged dogs on sale at the dog meat festival in Yulin. Photo: AFP
Caged dogs on sale at the dog meat festival in Yulin. Photo: AFP
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