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Shenzhen: First City in China to Ban the Sale of Dog, Cat Meat



Shenzhen has now become the first city in China to ban the sale of dog and cat meat.

After the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese authorities finally put a restriction on the trade and consumption of these animals, including wild animals.

This law will take effect on the first of May.

According to the Humane Society International, at least 30 million of these dogs are killed in Asia for their meat.

On the other hand, this practice is not typical for the majority of the Chinese population, and most of them would instead choose not to eat them.

According to the Shenzhen China city government, “Dogs and cats as pets have established a much closer relationship with humans than all other animals and banning the consumption of dogs and cats and other pets is a common practice in developed countries and Hong Kong and Taiwan.”

They added, “This ban also responds to the demand and spirit of human civilization.”

An officer, Liu Jianping, from the Shenzhen Center for Disease Prevention and Control, said that the poultry, seafood, and livestock alone are sufficient for the market. He added, “There is no evidence showing that wildlife is more nutritious than poultry and livestock.”

The first rules in February were for the ban of turtles and frogs consumption, a typical dish in the south of China, but it became a controversy and clarified that those are allowed for eating. The city’s restriction from eating of wildlife gathered praise from different animal welfare groups including HIS.

“Shenzhen is the first city in the world to take the lessons learned from this pandemic seriously and make the changes needed to avoid another pandemic.

She added, Shenzhen’s bold steps to stop this trade and wildlife consumption is a model for governments around the world to emulate.”

Another specialist for HIS said, “This really could be a watershed moment in efforts to end this brutal trade that kills an estimated 10 million dogs and 4 million cats in China every year.”

However, the country also approved of using bear bile for treating coronavirus. This is the digestive fluid drained from the bears and is used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Its active ingredient is the ursodeoxycholic acid that is used for dissolving gallstones and treat other diseases like the liver. This process is painful for the captive animals and not evidence that this is effective on the coronavirus.

Animals Asia Foundation said, “We shouldn’t be relying on wildlife products like bear bile as the solution to combat a deadly virus that appears to have originated from wildlife.”

Scientists believed that the novel coronavirus passed to humans from animals. The earliest infected people were the ones who had been exposed to the wildlife market in Wuhan City. It is known for its exotic animals of different kinds being sold.

The infected people from the COVID-19 is almost nearing to a million and has a death rate of nearly 50,000. China has said to be slowing down its infection at this point.

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart



BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart

NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (, announced its weekly chart for the 3rd week of August.

BLACKPINK retains its #1 spot in the NEW K.ID’s weekly chart for three consecutive weeks as they tie with WINNER’s previous record. BLACKPINK has announced a new single dropping on August 28th which will be a collaboration with American pop star, Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez also recently teased her collaboration with BLACKPINK on her Instagram post captioned, “SELPINK pulling up soon. 8/28”.

Photo: Instagram @selenagomez

Following their release of the single, BLACKPINK will be releasing their first debut album on October 2nd.


PENTAGON, SHINee, GWSN, and N.Flying all retained their spots in TOP5. The 6th place, WINNER, celebrated their 6th year debut anniversary. MINO posted a photo of WINNER on his Instagram, celebrating the time and unforgettable memories that they have spent together for the last 6 years. 

Photo: Instagram @realllllmino

Ranked at #9, SF9’s Rowoon has been named as ‘The North Face white label’s F/W’ model and its brand ambassador. With a height over 6’3’’, Rowoon not only has a youthful personality but also has various talents as he can both sing and act in various entertainment fields. The North Face saw that Rowoon’s versatility perfectly matched its brand image and decided to partner with Rowoon.

Coming in at #10, DAY6’s sub-unit, Even of Day, is releasing a new album, ‘The Book of Us: Gluon – Nothing can tear us apart’ on August 31st. All 7 songs in the album are written and produced by the Even of Day members. Young K is expected to play guitar in place of Sungjin and Jae. JYP’s representative commented, “Young K showed his expertise on the bass guitar and will continue to play more instruments.” It was also mentioned that Wonpil’s synthesizer and Dowoon’s electronic drum will be key in this album.

Additionally, in last week’s ‘2020 SORIBADA BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS’, GWSN and LOONA won New Wave New Artist Awards while GFRIEND took the main prize (bonsang) home.

NEW K.ID, the only TV channel that allows viewers to enjoy K-POP Idol-related content programming 24/7 and exclusive episodes curated from 10K+ videos, is available at CH 511 for free on LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps on all Internet-connected devices.

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Death after unmasked arrest – Mexico Floyd

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”



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Amid a stir across the U.S. over the “George Floyd” incident that killed white police abuses, similar cases of abuse of public power have been revealed in Mexico, sparking public outrage.

The daily El Universal has been protesting against the incident since it was belatedly revealed that construction worker Giovanni Lopez died the next day after being arrested by police in Guadalajara, western Mexico, on April 4.

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

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