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Ending the Dog Meat Trade in China Could be a COVID-19 Silver Lining

One year ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Some experts believe that novel coronavirus originated in a wet market in China. Dog meat intended for human consumption is sold in such markets. In light of the pandemic, China's Ministry of Agriculture has taken a big step toward ending the dog meat trade. Instead of being classified as livestock, dogs are being reclassified as “specialized” to become companion animals, not dinner.
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Dogs Are Not Livestock, They Are Pets
According to the New York Post , livestock animals are bred for the purpose of food, milk, medicine or military activity. In China, dogs...
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Racecar Driver Lewis Hamilton Wants Your Help Ending The Dog Meat Trade

Racecar Driver Lewis Hamilton Wants Your Help Ending The Dog Meat Trade

One year ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Racecar driver Lewis Hamilton is a huge dog lover. He has two adorable Bulldogs of his own, and he's very passionate about dog rights. One of his biggest concerns is the dog meat trade in China. He knows how amazing every dog is, so the racer desperately wants the dogs in China to be saved.
With the COVID-19 pandemic going on, there has been a lot of talk about putting an end to China's dog meat trade. Shenzhen recently became the first city in Mainland China to ban the consumption of dog and cat meat. However, the rest of China still has a meat trade problem that needs to be...
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