China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock, in post-coronavirus regulatory push

China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock, in post-coronavirus regulatory push

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-04-09 20:34

A woman holding her dog wears a mask at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China Jan 27, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Aly Song)

SHANGHAI: China has drawn up new guidelines to reclassify dogs as pets rather than livestock, the agriculture ministry said, part of a response to the coronavirus outbreak that the Humane Society called a potential "game changer" in animal welfare.

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