Oh Dog! Happy Sunday everybody! Do I have some great news for you this week! Actually, I have TWO great news stories to share!
First up, we head to China, where The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress has approved an interpretation of China’s Criminal Law making it now illegal to eat the meat of animals that China considers “rare wild animals”.
It seems that as more people in the country accumulate wealth, they have been paying big money to eat exotic game, which has in turn encouraged poaching of these animals, including Giant Pandas and Asian Black Bears.
So now if you’re caught eating them, you’re going to jail, for maybe 10 years or more! Oh, and if you knowingly buy an illegally killed wild animal, you’re going to jail for 3 years in China.
WAY TO GO CHINA!!!!!
Next we head to King’s College, London, where researchers, along with a team from San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center, have grown a human epidermis in a laboratory.
This is HUGE, as it could end the use of animals for testing cosmetics and medications for use on the skin. Can you imagine? Soon we might be able to buy any beauty product on the market and know that it wasn’t tested on animals!
Don’t you love it when there’s good news to share?