In fact, this fast-track decision announced by China's top legislature, came as several scientists believe that the CONVID-19 is coming from animals and then passed to humans, but nothing is proved yet.

"There has been a growing concern among people over the consumption of wild animals and the hidden dangers it brings to public health security since the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak" ...said to Reuters Zhang Tiewei, a spokesman for the top legislature’s Legislative Affairs Commission.

Apart from the food consumption of wild animals, China’s Wild Animal Protection Law and other relevant legislation prohibit the hunting, catching and trading as well.

China’s firm and targeted measures aimed to reduce disease transmission risks arising from trade in wild animals. We hope that strong enforcement of laws to regulate imports and the marketplace will also help address critical conservation threats to wildlife species suffering illegal and unsustainable trade.

Concluding, the use of wild animals for non-edible purposes such as scientific research, medical use and display, will be subject to strict examination, approval and quarantine inspection.

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