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china's ministry of agriculture's national catalog on livestock has just been passed, omitting dogs and cats.
official announcement: http://www.moa.gov.cn/govpublic/nybzzj1/202005/t20200529_6345518.htm
press/media q & a:
the reporter interviewed the person in charge of the ministry of agriculture and rural affairs on the background, main contents and implementation of the "catalogue". q: dogs are familiar domestic animals. why are they not listed in the "catalogue" this time?
answer: during the period when the "catalogue" was publicly solicited for comments, most of the opinions on "whether or not dogs are included in the" catalogue "were in favor of not including dogs in the" catalogue ". dogs have a long history of domestication. in the past, they were mainly used in nursing homes and hunting and grazing. now dogs have more diverse uses, including pet companionship, search and rescue police, and escort guidance. they have a closer relationship with humans. there are no dogs in livestock and poultry counted by the united nations food and agriculture organization, and internationally, it is generally not managed according to livestock and poultry. for example, the livestock and poultry listed in the korean "livestock law" do not include dogs. it should also be noted that with the progress of the times, people's civilization ideas and eating habits are constantly changing, and some traditional customs about dogs will also change. the "catalogue" is a positive list. the listed livestock and poultry are managed in accordance with the "livestock law". although the dog is not included in the "catalogue", it is not a wild animal and does not mean that it cannot be kept. regarding the management of dogs, relevant departments and localities already have some experience and practices, and have introduced regulations such as restraint, registration, and compulsory immunization. in the future, all localities can further improve relevant systems and achieve standardized management on the basis of listening to the opinions of all parties based on local situations.