China News Agency, Beijing, May 29 (Reporter Chen Su) The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs officially announced the "National Catalog of Animal Genetic Resources" (hereinafter referred to as the "Catalogue"), which clarified the range of livestock and poultry species for the first time. The range of "edible" livestock and poultry.
"Catalogue" lists 33 kinds of livestock and poultry, of which, 17 kinds of traditional livestock and poultry are pigs, ordinary cattle, zebu, buffalo, yak, large-scale cattle, sheep, goats, horses, donkeys, camels, rabbits, Chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons, quails; 16 species of special livestock, including sika deer, red deer, reindeer, alpaca, turkey, guinea fowl, pheasant, partridge, muscovy duck, mallard, ostrich, emu Sandpiper, mink (non-edible), silver fox (non-edible), arctic fox (non-edible), raccoon dog (non-edible).
The person in charge of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs introduced that the "Catalogue" is the "Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Comprehensively Prohibiting the Trading of Illegal Wild Animals, Eliminating the Abuse of Overeating Wild Animals and Effectively Protecting the Health and Safety of the People" and the "Livestock Law of the People's Republic of China" "Is an important supporting document that belongs to the positive list of livestock and poultry farming, and is included in the" Catalogue "and is applicable to the management of the" Livestock Law ". "These livestock and poultry are domestic animals that have been domesticated and selected by humans for a long time. They have a certain group size and are mainly used for agricultural production. The population can be reproduced under artificial breeding conditions to provide meat, eggs, milk, Fur, fiber and other products, or to meet the needs of military use, sports, etc. "
During the period when the "Catalogue" was publicly solicited for comment, "Whether or not dogs are included in the" Category "attracted public attention and heated discussion. The publicly published" Catalogue "did not include dogs in it.
The person in charge of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said that most opinions agree that dogs are not included in the "Catalogue." Dogs are now more diversified in their uses, including pet companionship, search and rescue police, and escort guides. They have a closer relationship with humans. There are no dogs in the livestock and poultry statistics of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. People's civilized ideas and eating habits are constantly changing, and some dog habits will also change. "Catalog" is a positive list. Although the dog is not included in the "Catalog" but it is not a wild animal, it does not mean that it cannot be kept. For the management of dogs, in the future, all localities can combine with local realities to further realize standardized management based on listening to the opinions of all parties.
There are also some suggestions to include frogs in the Catalog. The person in charge said that frogs are amphibians and do not belong to livestock and poultry, and cannot be listed in the "Catalogue." The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the State Forestry and Grassland Bureau jointly issued the "Notice on Further Standardizing the Protection and Management of Frogs", which clarified that the black-spotted frog, spiny-breasted frog, spiny-bellied frog, Chinese forest frog (Northeast forest frog), Heilongjiang forest frog The rural (fishery) sector is managed according to aquatic animals. (Finish)