Pet Food News / Pet Ownership Statistics
on April 22, 2020

China officially classifies dogs as pets, not livestock

The decision is among several changes being made to the country’s livestock and wildlife regulations.

The Chinese government will make a list of livestock official, which prominently excludes dogs from animals that its citizens can farm and eat, on May 8, 2020. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in early April 2020 declared dogs to be companion animals.

Typical farm animals remain on

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