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China makes it illegal to eat endangered species

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 14, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Jul 13, 2016

A new law in China makes it illegal to eat members of an endangered species, a major step forward in protections for wild animals. However, animal rights activists claim the legislation doesn’t go far enough, because it fails to address other threats. Captive breeding, public performances, and consumption in non-food products (i.e. traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM) are still allowed under the new law, and conservationists argue that these uses are what motivates the largest portion of endangered...






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