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China revises law to strenghthen protection on wild animal

China’s top legislature on Saturday adopted a revised law on wild animal protection. It outlaws production of food made from state-protected wild animals and the special state protection list is adjusted.

The law was adopted after a third reading at a bi-monthly session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee. It will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017.

The amended law bans the production and sale of food made from state-protected wild animals and products derived from them, as well as food made from those not under special state protection but lacking proof of legitimate sourcing.

The amended law also provides that the central government adjusts the special state protection list every five years based on evaluation results.

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