VIP Class Notes (Lily) [R]


1.aquatic= water related
ex: aquatic center

2. quail= tiny little bird
ex: I always like to eat quail eggs during hotpot.

3. captive-bred= 圈养
ex: lots of pigs, chickens, cows are captive-bred

4. terrestrial= land related陆地的
ex: we need to protect terrestrial animals like white tigers and elephants.

5. uni= 海胆
ex: nama uni= fresh uni

6. crayfish= 小龙虾
ex: Crayfish is a very popular dish in summer.

7. contained= under control
ex: the situation in SH is contained for the most part.
ex: The virus is contained in China.

8. curb= 抑制
ex: I need to curb myself from shopping online.


Shenzhen, in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of cats and dogs, the government announced Thursday.

Under new rules which will come into effect May 1, the government said it will be illegal to eat animals raised as pets.

In February, following the coronavirus outbreak, China passed a law to ban the consumption of wild animals.

Now Shenzhen will prohibit the consumption of state-protected wild animals and other terrestrial wild animals taken from the wild, as well as captive-bred and farmed terrestrial wild species.

In addition, the consumption of animals raised as pets, such as cats and dogs will also be banned.

Animals that can be consumed include pig, cattle, sheep, donkey, rabbit, chicken, duck, goose, pigeon, quail, as well as aquatic animals who are not banned by other laws or regulations.

“If convicted, they will be subjected to a fine of 30 times of the wild animal’s value, if the animal is above the value of 10,000CNY [US$1,400],” announced authorities.

However ending the trade will be hard. The cultural roots of China’s use of wild animals run deep, not just for food but also for traditional medicine, clothing, ornaments and even pets.