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In Depth: China’s Relaxation of Penalties for Wildlife Breeding Raises Concerns

By Nie Yiming, Kang Jia and Bruce Shen
2022年06月23日 20:00
A new judicial interpretation revises how punishments for artificial breeding of wild animals are decided. But activists say a potential escalation of trafficking is a cause for worry
Hermann’s tortoises are listed in appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and are managed in China according to the second level of national protection. Photo: VCG

Wang Lei served over 200 days behind bars after he was prosecuted in 2020 for owning 14 artificially bred Hermann’s tortoises, an endangered species. He was set to serve another two years — until a notice from the country’s top court caused the local procuratorate to withdraw the charges.

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