They say "it wasn't us (China) that caused the COVID-19 virus to jump from animals to people and tried to hide it from the rest of the world"
We can't rely on CITES*. Unfortunately it is is a toothless organisation that China signed up to over 30 years ago, but almost nothing has changed.
*CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.The CITES Secretariat is administered by the UN, in Geneva, Switzerland. Funding comes from Parties and external sources such as the European Union
Elephants and Rhino are still being killed for tusks used in Chinese "medicines" Tiger bones are still being stewed to make Tiger wine "supposedly" an aphrodisiac that peps up Chinese sex lives.
The only way to make the Chinese regime take notice is to do the only thing that matters to them, slow Chinese economic growth.
How do we do that? It is simple.
Stop buying cheap Chinese crap.
Update..... The UK's chief of Covid 19 testing has revealed that none of the antibody kits bought from China are good enough to use.
I know it is easier said than done if buying from Amazon as they make finding the country of origin difficult. But if you are buying in store and that is something we should consider anyway to help our own economy recover, labels will show the country of origin.
European and American products might be a bit more expensive but the last-ability, safety and quality will be much better.
To check the country of origin before buying from Amazon just ask the seller.
If we all stop buying cheap Chinese crap we might persuade China's dictatorship to clean up there act and stop wiping out endangered wild animals and Humans too.
We should not blame the Chinese people running restaurants and takeaways in the uk for the mistakes of President Xi Jinping and the communist rulers, they do not eat dogs and most have been nowhere near China for years.