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China Moves Toward Ban on Eating of Dogs, Citing Public Concern

  • China omits dogs from list of animals approved for meat
  • Government cites public concern in explaining the omission

China signaled that it’s planning to officially ban the eating of dogs after the species was omitted from a list of animals approved for human consumption.

The Ministry of Agriculture published a draft version of the list on Wednesday, which lays out what animals will be allowed to be bred for meat, fur and medical use, and includes species such as deer, ostriches and foxes. The ministry is seeking public feedback on the draft list until May 8, it said.