July 28, 2021 22:15

China wildlife crime prosecutions up sharply after COVID-19 outbreak

SHANGHAI – China prosecuted more than 15,000 people for wildlife-related crimes in the first nine months of the year, up 66% from 2019, state prosecutors said, as authorities moved to enforce a trafficking ban imposed after the COVID-19 outbreak. The Supreme People’s Procuratorate said in a statement published on its website on Monday that nearly…

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