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China bans eating of Tiger, Rhino Horn, Panda

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Published May 5, 2014, 7:25 am IST
Updated Apr 1, 2019, 10:10 am IST
Consumers of endangered animal products in China to face a considerable jail time
Representational Photo  (DC archives)
 Representational Photo (DC archives)

Beijing: Consumers of endangered animal products in China face a risk of considerable jail time after the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress reinterpreted existing criminal laws last week to put greater pressure on those who eat or purchase protected species.

Chinese law makes it illegal to hunt and buy any of the country’s 420 protected endangered species, which include Asiatic black bears, South China tigers, golden monkeys, and giant pandas.

 

However, the rule was not so stringent before.

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