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Pangolin Scales Removed From China’s Official Traditional Medicine List

4 Mins Read Update (July 2): This article has been updated to reflect that while China’s 2020 pharmacopoeia has removed pangolins from the key traditional Chinese medicine list, it is still included as an ingredient in several listed patent medicines formulas. The scales of pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammal, has just been removed from the official traditional […]

Shenzhen Becomes First Chinese City To Ban Dog & Cat Meat

4 Mins Read The city of Shenzhen in China’s Guangdong province has become the first in the country to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat. It follows the coronavirus outbreak that was linked to a seafood market in Wuhan that sold wild animals, which prompted national authorities to permanently ban the wildlife trade. Shenzhen […]

China Reopens Markets Selling Wild Animals As Coronavirus Wanes In The Country

4 Mins Read As Covid-19 appears to ease in China, the country’s economy and daily life is beginning to resume. According to written reports and photographs by reporters on the ground, the markets that sell bats, pangolins and other wildlife has reopened, in direct contradiction to the permanent ban on wildlife trade and consumption that the authorities implemented […]