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Post time 2020-1-27 09:48:08 |Display all floors

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China bans all trading of wild animals at markets, restaurants and e-commerce platforms to control the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic, a new notice said on Sunday.

The ban is implemented from Sunday until the risks of the epidemic have been resolved, the notice said, as experts have confirmed that wild animals were the origin of the virus.

Jointly released by the State Administration for Market Regulation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and National Forestry and Grassland Administration, the notice requires wild animal breeding farms to implement quarantine policies and forbids any selling or transporting of wild animals.

The public can report any trading of wild animals to 12315 hotlines, the notice said.

Local authorities should hold violators accountable and those who have violated relevant laws will be dealt with by public security authorities, it added.


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Post time 2020-1-27 11:03:14 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2020-1-31 12:35

Thank goodness, it finally decided to ban the eating of wild creatures, something I have been advocating for some time now, refer my thread, "The Practice of Eating Wild Creatures Should be Banned!"

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Post time 2020-1-27 11:09:45 |Display all floors
Imposing the ban is just the first step, the devil is in the enforcement!  Chinese people flout the law so often that one must wonder if this ban will be obeyed by people, especially after the virus is wiped out.  Like Sars, ppl go back to eating wild creatures after the Sars virus was wipoed out, leading to this outbreak!  For now, at least, ppl will, without persuasion, keep away from eating wild creatures because they fear for their lives;  things may not hold after this saga is over, as we have seen before!  Sad!

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Post time 2020-1-27 12:00:47 |Display all floors
Better late than never, should have done that long before this outbreak!

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Post time 2020-1-28 06:47:21 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Greenway09 at 2020-1-28 14:18

Thanks for sharing.  We should have strong confidence that with government intervention and relevant prevention procedures PLUS necessary education & promotion of not selling or eating wife animals, especially those ones in high infection risks or endangered or protected animals, things can be dramatically improved from now on.   

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Post time 2020-1-28 09:50:43 |Display all floors
Have to educate the people to refrain from consuming exotic food instead of imposing a total ban which will push the supply and consumption chain into the black market. It will also endanger the environment as certain animal species important to the ecology will be lost.

A stricter environmental, trade licensing and consumption method enforcement will help. This will require the comprehensive collaboration of the Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan on China's side and it needs to include Vietnam (another exotic food consumption haven) and Korea. Otherwise the trade will only shift location between these places.

First prohibit the people from poaching - this one can issue a total ban. Allow only bred animals for consumption so as to regulate the health. Don't make this breeding licence too difficult to obtain cause that will help in increasing corruption. But do put down a long list of compliance to be met especially frequent thorough veterinary checks and have very strong enforcement officers on this. Any outbreak the officers of this industry are responsible.

Second license the trade and the restaurants offering all these food - again with a long list of compliance. Don't control the prices. Let the market decide.

Third regulate the consumers. Those who eat outside designated areas will be penalized with at least RMB 100,000/= including consumption at home being outlawed plus have all newspapers dedicated to publishing the names of the offenders in accordance to the social stature - the higher they are in public stature, the larger the font of their names and the more prominent the position of their names. Ensure that businesses will stay away from them for a while once they are listed. There will be recalcitrant ones who want to show the nation that they are above the law. Easy - serve them with one week's public service of sweeping roads, clearing rubbish and washing public utilities for each repeated offence, wearing a prominent glaring vest saying "I am a law offender trying to learn good".

Fourth educate the society that not everything is meant for consumption. This has to come from both the spiritual and scientific sides. Spiritually whatever we eat, will manifest inside us and scientifically this is now proven. The bio-effects will have an impact on our bodies. Then the spiritual aspect of the animal will also manifest. Human behavior and psychology will change with the type of food they consume. A living being is made up of both biological aspect and spiritual aspect, thus both effects of the food will manifest into the human consumer. That's why certain religion preached a vegan diet. Just throw a person into the jungle and let him eat raw meat, slowly that person will turn into the likes of hyena, tiger, lion, wolf etc. How we eat, what we eat etc. will determine our civilization - nothing superstitious about it. The food psychology aspect is very, very important for human civilization especially if a nation wants greater civilization.

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Post time 2020-1-28 11:27:55 |Display all floors
Too late!  But better late than never!

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