China revises animal husbandry law

A farmer checks the water supply device of a cattle farm in Yining County, Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture of Ili, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, May 27, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress on Sunday passed the new revised animal husbandry law to boost the green development of the industry.

In order to promote the high-quality development of animal husbandry, the revised law stipulates that governments at the county level or above shall integrate the development of animal husbandry into their respective economic and social development plan, and the state shall establish and improve a modern animal husbandry and poultry farming system.

It also improved regulations on the prevention and control of livestock and poultry diseases, and the harmless treatment of feces to ensure public health and safety.

The state will strengthen livestock and poultry disease surveillance and vaccine development for livestock and poultry, in accordance with the revised law.

In accordance with the relevant provisions of the Grasslands Act, the recently revised Livestock Act also introduces provisions to promote a balanced development between grasslands and livestock.

The revised law will come into force on March 1, 2023.

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