The Chinese city of Shenzhen has become the first to ban sale and consumption of dog and cat meat.
It comes after the coronavirus outbreak was linked to wildlife meat, prompting Chinese authorities to ban trade and consumption of wild animals.
Shenzhen went a step further, extending the ban to dogs and cats.
The new law will come into force on 1st May.
Thirty million dogs are killed a year across Asia for meat.
However, the practice of eating dog meat in China is not that common.
Meanwhile, Dogs and cats have established a closer relationship with humans than other animals, and banning their consumption was a common practice in developed countries