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Nov 13, 2018 06:00 AM
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China Shelves Rule Allowing Trade in Tiger, Rhino Parts

People visit a specimen exhibition in Fuzhou in May. China has fewer than 30 tigers living in wild, zoologists estimated. Photo: VCG
People visit a specimen exhibition in Fuzhou in May. China has fewer than 30 tigers living in wild, zoologists estimated. Photo: VCG

China shelved a controversial decision to legalize the use of tiger and rhinoceros parts for scientific and medical purposes amid public outcries that such a move could increase the risks for endangered wildlife.

A senior official of the State Council, the cabinet, told media Monday that the government decided to postpone an order issued last month to lift a 25-year ban on trading in rhino and tiger products.

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