Comprehensive fasting, top grid punishment ... Multiple departments severely crack down on illegal wildlife trade!
On the 27th, the State Council ’s joint prevention and control mechanism held a press conference to introduce the work of resolutely cracking down on and cracking down on illegal wildlife markets and trade.
After the outbreak, illegal wildlife trading has become one of the focus of public attention. How can competent authorities strengthen supervision? Which are livestock and which are wild animals? Will local wildlife populations grow excessively? Responsible persons in various departments responded to many issues of public concern.
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Which are livestock and which are wild animals?
Han Xu, deputy director of the Fisheries and Fisheries Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs: Livestock and poultry mainly refer to various animals that have been domesticated through long-term labor in order to meet the needs of meat, eggs, milk, and fur. It is very different from wild animals. There are four main points: one is that it has been artificially reared for a long time and is widely used in production; the other is that its phenotype and wild animals have undergone substantial changes and have stable artificial selection economic characteristics; The third is that a stable epidemic prevention and control system has been formed; the fourth is in line with international practice.
National Forestry and Grass Bureau: Implementing the Strict Wildlife Control Measures
Wang Weisheng, deputy director of the Department of Wildlife and Plant Protection of the National Forestry and Grass Bureau: A leading group has been established to implement the most stringent wildlife control measures. The first is to require more than 2,800 bamboo rat and tadpole breeding institutions across the country to comprehensively check the health status of employees, and the abnormal death or disease of farmed animals. The second is to explicitly require all places to implement closed control and isolation of all wild animal breeding sites. Stop all wildlife listing and trading activities; the third is to strengthen the surveillance of wild animal epidemics; the fourth is to strengthen supervision and inspection; the fifth is to fully cooperate with the research on disease prevention and control.
As of the 26th, the forest and grass system across the country has dispatched more than 866,000 law enforcement personnel and more than 97,800 vehicles; cleared and rectified more than 350,000 operating places such as markets, restaurants, and restaurants; inspected more than 153,000 artificial breeding sites; handled cases of illegal wildlife 690 cases; 2,919 illegal tools were seized; more than 39,000 wild animals were seized; and more than 1080 kilograms of wild animal products were seized and seized nationwide.
Data Map: Recently, the Forest Police of Longnan City, Gansu Province investigated and dealt with two cases of illegal wildlife hunting. Huang Mou's family in Luowan Village, Sitai Town, Kangxian County, found two dead dead bodies of Huangji, and several dead bodies of unknown wild animals were found in He Mou's house, Yangwan Village. The picture shows the seizure of wild animals and hunting tools. Photo by Zhao Yi
How to combat illegal wildlife trade?
Liu Xuejun, deputy secretary and deputy director of the Party Committee of the Food and Drug Crime Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security: The Ministry of Public Security has always maintained a high-pressure situation in combating illegal wildlife transactions. In 2019, 13,000 wild animal cases were registered, a large number of criminal gangs were eliminated, and the epidemic occurred. Later, the Ministry of Public Security initiated the investigation and investigation of 776 criminal cases involving wild animals, investigated and handled 1,806 administrative cases, cracked down and dealt with 2556 people, and seized 88,000 wild animals.
Wild animal trading "crypto" will enter the sensitive word keyword database
Liang Aifu, Director of the Online Transaction Supervision and Administration Department of the General Administration of Market Supervision: Regardless of the "hidden word" or the traditional name, it will enter the sensitive word keyword database of monitoring and e-commerce platform screening, and deal with it together. Market supervision departments at all levels also carry out tests on e-commerce platforms and outlets in their jurisdictions. At present, national market supervision departments have urged e-commerce platforms to remove or block 140,000 wild animal trading information, except for e-commerce platforms for food commodity trading. In addition, the market supervision department also urged online food ordering platforms to delete and block game food ordering information, and instructed map software service providers to clear and delete game food restaurant recommendation and positioning information.
Food dealers are not allowed to provide game during the epidemic
Liang Aifu, Director of the Online Transaction Supervision and Administration Department of the General Administration of Market Supervision: The General Administration of Market Supervision has always attached great importance to the crackdown on illegal wildlife trading, and has taken a series of measures after the outbreak. Among them, it is required to prohibit any form of wildlife trading during the epidemic; simplify the law enforcement procedures, punish severely, and crack down on illegal transactions; food business operators must not purchase, operate, or use wild animal meat and its products, and must not provide so-called "Game".
Is it possible to eat captive turtles? Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs: Adjusting the catalogue to make it clear as soon as possible
Han Xu, deputy director of the Fisheries and Fisheries Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs: For the cultivation of amphibians and reptiles, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs is currently negotiating with the National Forestry and Grass Bureau to eliminate the bad habits of wild animals, protect people's health, and ensure the safety of aquatic products Principles, adjust and improve relevant catalogues and supporting regulations, and further clarify the scope of fasting. Prior to the introduction of the new catalogue, the species that have been listed in the “National Catalogue of Key Aquatic and Aquatic Plant Resources for Key Protection” or “National Catalogue of Key Breeding Aquatic Animals for Artificial Breeding” will be identified as soon as possible through documents.
Data map: In the winter, located in Sunan Yugu Autonomous County, Zhangye City, Gansu Province, under the Qilian Mountains, rare animals such as white-lipped deer, plateau quail, and golden carvings frequently appear, becoming a paradise for wildlife habitat. Photo by Lang Wenrui
Fasting wildlife affects excessive growth of wildlife populations in local areas?
Wang Weisheng, deputy director of the Department of Wildlife and Plant Protection of the National Forestry and Grass Bureau: According to scientific research, healthy and functional natural ecosystems, the populations of various species will achieve balance through natural adjustment of the food chain, so that catastrophic flooding does not occur problem. However, if the ecological function is artificially affected or imbalanced, this may happen in some areas. This situation can be adjusted by artificial scientific aids at present, such as by transferring related wild animals to other areas for protection to prevent improper consequences.
How do I report an illegal wildlife trade? General Administration of Market Supervision: call 12315 hotline
Liang Aifu, Director of the Online Transaction Supervision and Administration Department of the General Administration of Market Supervision: Combating illegal wildlife transactions cannot be separated from the supervision of all sectors of the society. The market supervision department provides a unified complaint reporting service to the public through the national 12315 platform. As of the 26th, a total of 341 reports concerning wild animal transactions have been verified by the 12315 platform across the country, 27 cases have been filed, 4 administrative coercive measures have been taken, and a number of illegal acts have been investigated and dealt with promptly and strictly.
The bad habits of eating wild animals should be abandoned!
Wang Weisheng, deputy director of the Department of Wildlife and Plant Protection of the National Forestry and Grass Bureau: The National Forestry and Grass Bureau will pay high attention to Shenzhen's work on fasting wild animals, provide guidance and help. The National Forestry and Grass Bureau will take a series of measures to crack down on illegal and criminal activities of illegally trading wildlife, resolutely ban illegal wildlife markets, comprehensively rectify institutions engaged in artificial breeding and utilization of wildlife, and strengthen publicity and education for the public. Improve supporting laws and regulations. We must abandon the bad habits of eating wild animals and establish a new trend of ecological civilization.
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