She described how the dog had then escaped ‘halfway’ during the journey to the meat vendors. Workers at the pet shop took the dog in when it passed their doors.Staff at the shop told media outlet Pear the dog needed surgery and was operated on under their care. The dog meat trade is still flourishing in some parts of China, despite the animal being removed the nation’s official list of livestock in May. The country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs stated that dogs should now be considered as ‘pets and companion animals only’.
Two Chinese cities, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, have also banned the eating of dogs as as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Reports have indicated that Covid-19 could have originated in bats and may have passed to humans by intermediary species on sale in the markets of the city of Wuhan, where the virus first broke out.But despite the updated regulations, animal welfare group the Humane Society International still estimate around 10,000,000 dogs are killed a year in China, which is a delicacy in some regions.
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The city of Yulin, in Guangxi, was said to have opened its annual dog meat festival ‘as usual’ in June.
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