Forestry and grassland Bureau: stop all activities of terrestrial wildlife for food purposes

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 Forestry and grassland Bureau: stop all activities of terrestrial wildlife for food purposes


u25b3 screenshot of relevant documents issued by the State Forestry and grassland administration

The circular pointed out that the competent forestry and grassland authorities at all levels should carry out a thorough inspection and rectification of all institutions engaged in the artificial breeding, management and utilization of wild animals for the purpose of food in their respective regions. The punishment shall be increased according to law for the organizations engaging in the activities of artificial breeding, operation and utilization of wild animals in violation of the law; for those who have obtained the artificial breeding license and engaged in the artificial breeding of terrestrial wild animals for the purpose of eating, the license or document of artificial breeding issued shall be withdrawn and cancelled, and all the activities of selling and transporting wild animals for the purpose of eating shall be stopped; for those who have obtained the artificial breeding license, the artificial breeding of the employees shall be stopped If the species is listed in the catalogue of livestock and poultry genetic resources, and the license or document for artificial breeding has been issued by the competent forestry and grassland authorities, the license or document issued shall be withdrawn and cancelled, and the provisions of the Animal Husbandry Law shall apply to the management of the artificial breeding population; the artificial breeding species of the employees shall be listed in the list of national key protected aquatic wild animals for artificial breeding or the national key protected aquatic wild animals for artificial breeding The list of key protected economic aquatic animal and plant resources, and the license or document for artificial breeding issued by the competent forestry and grassland authorities shall be withdrawn and cancelled, and shall be managed according to aquatic wildlife in the future; the license and document for operation and utilization of wild animals that have been obtained for the purpose of food shall be withdrawn and cancelled for the institutions engaged in the operation and utilization of wild animals for the purpose of food Declaration is void.

The circular stressed that, from the date of promulgation of the decision, the competent forestry and grassland authorities at all levels shall stop accepting applications for administrative permission for hunting, catching, selling, purchasing and importing wild animals for food purposes. Due to special circumstances such as scientific research, medicine and exhibition, if it is necessary to make non edible use of wild animals, it is necessary to formulate strict examination and approval conditions and procedures, list the certification materials to be submitted, establish a scientific evaluation mechanism, and only those whose sources are verified to be legal and meet the legal conditions can be approved, and the applicant shall be clearly required to accept inspection and quarantine in accordance with the law in the approval document. At the same time, it is necessary to strengthen the follow-up supervision of non edible use of wild animals, prevent abuse, abuse and other improper ways, and resolutely put an end to the illegal trading activities and eating behaviors through legal channels.

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Recently, the decision of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress established a system of prohibiting the consumption of wild animals in an all-round way, clearly stipulated that the illegal and criminal acts involving wild animals should be punished more severely, and clearly stipulated that the hunting, trading and transportation of terrestrial wild animals for the purpose of consumption should be prohibited in an all-round way. On February 27, the joint defense and control mechanism of the State Council held a press conference, and the relevant heads of the Ministry of public security, the General Administration of market supervision, the Ministry of agriculture and rural areas, the State Forestry and grass administration and other departments introduced the work of resolutely banning and severely cracking down on the market and trade of illegal wild animals.