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Streets has given its fan favourite ice cream the Golden Gaytime a rainbow makeover to celebrate its 100th birthday.

The iconic Australian brand has unveiled a ‘Birthday Cake’ flavoured Golden Gaytime, dipped in chocolate, and coated with pink, blue and yellow biscuit crumbs.

The indulgent desserts have landed in the freezer aisle at Woolworths stores around the country – and they are priced at $8.50 for a four pack ($2.12 per stick).

Australian brand Streets has unveiled a 'Birthday Cake' flavoured Golden Gaytime, dipped in chocolate, and coated with pink, blue and yellow biscuit crumbs

Australian brand Streets has unveiled a 'Birthday Cake' flavoured Golden Gaytime, dipped in chocolate, and coated with pink, blue and yellow biscuit crumbs

Australian brand Streets has unveiled a ‘Birthday Cake’ flavoured Golden Gaytime, dipped in chocolate, and coated with pink, blue and yellow biscuit crumbs 

‘It’s hard to have a Gaytime on your own, so share the celebration with friends and family! Let us introduce you to Australia’s party host for Streets Ice Cream’s 100th Birthday Celebration,’ the brand said.

‘Birthday cake flavoured ice cream, dipped in chocolate and covered in first ever multi-colour crumb with pink, blue, and yellow vanilla biscuit crumbs.

‘Now every day is your birthday with Gaytime birthday cake.’

The indulgent desserts have landed in the freezer aisle at Woolworths stores around the country - and they are priced at $8.50 for a four pack ($2.12 per stick)

The indulgent desserts have landed in the freezer aisle at Woolworths stores around the country - and they are priced at $8.50 for a four pack ($2.12 per stick)

The indulgent desserts have landed in the freezer aisle at Woolworths stores around the country – and they are priced at $8.50 for a four pack ($2.12 per stick)

Dozens of people revealed they are excited to try out the new flavours, while others were pleasantly impressed after getting their hands on the sticks.

‘The most delicious ice cream I have ever tasted,’ one woman claimed.

But not everyone was on board, with some suggesting they will just stick to the classic original flavour.

‘Do not want a new flavour… I love it as it is. Sorry,’ one said.

The new creation comes just months after Streets released ‘scoopable’ versions of Bubble O’Bill, Rainbow Paddle Pop and Golden Gaytime flavours.

The stick ice creams are available in one litre tubs for $8 each in supermarkets.

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Turkey 7.0-magnitude earthquake causes mini-tsunami in Greek islands

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Turkey and Greece were battered by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake today which killed at least six people, flattened buildings and caused a mini-tsunami which flooded streets in horrifying scenes on the Turkish coast.

Debris was racing down Turkish streets after an apparent sea surge near Izmir where at least six buildings were destroyed and footage showed people climbing over the wreckage of collapsed multi-storey blocks. 

Turkey’s disaster agency said at least six people were dead and 202 injured in the earthquake, while at least eight were wounded in Greece where the mini-tsunami reached the Greek island of Samos. 

Islanders were told to avoid the coast, while some fled their homes, and roads and buildings were damaged by the quake which was also felt in Athens and nearby Albania, North Macedonia and Bulgaria.  

A destroyed building in Izmir, Turkey, after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in the Aegean today which killed at least four people and injured 120 others in Turkey, while injuring at least four people in Greece

A destroyed building in Izmir, Turkey, after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in the Aegean today which killed at least four people and injured 120 others in Turkey, while injuring at least four people in Greece

A destroyed building in Izmir, Turkey, after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in the Aegean today which killed at least four people and injured 120 others in Turkey, while injuring at least four people in Greece 

Debris was floating along streets in high waters after the earthquake in Turkey

Debris was floating along streets in high waters after the earthquake in Turkey

Debris in flooded streets after the earthquake

Debris in flooded streets after the earthquake

Debris was racing down Turkish streets after an apparent sea surge near Izmir amid a ‘mini-tsunami’ in Turkey and Greece which followed the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea today 

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the quake had an epicentre eight miles from of the Greek island of Samos

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the quake had an epicentre eight miles from of the Greek island of Samos

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the quake had an epicentre eight miles from of the Greek island of Samos

An injured person is surrounded by medical helpers after being cut free from the wreckage in Izmir's Bayrakli disrict today

An injured person is surrounded by medical helpers after being cut free from the wreckage in Izmir's Bayrakli disrict today

An injured person is surrounded by medical helpers after being cut free from the wreckage in Izmir’s Bayrakli disrict today

Locals and officials search for survivors at a collapsed building after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Greece and Turkey

Locals and officials search for survivors at a collapsed building after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Greece and Turkey

Locals and officials search for survivors at a collapsed building after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Greece and Turkey

Smoke over the city of Izmir which appeared to have taken the heaviest damage of the earthquake on the Turkish side

Smoke over the city of Izmir which appeared to have taken the heaviest damage of the earthquake on the Turkish side

Smoke over the city of Izmir which appeared to have taken the heaviest damage of the earthquake on the Turkish side 

People look at the rubble of a building in Izmir after the earthquake struck on Friday

People look at the rubble of a building in Izmir after the earthquake struck on Friday

People look at the rubble of a building in Izmir after the earthquake struck on Friday 

The rescue operation begins as people climb over the wreckage of a collapsed building following the powerful earthquake

The rescue operation begins as people climb over the wreckage of a collapsed building following the powerful earthquake

The rescue operation begins as people climb over the wreckage of a collapsed building following the powerful earthquake 

Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said Friday’s earthquake was centred in the Aegean at a depth of 10.3 miles. 

Interior minister Suleyman Soylu said six buildings had collapsed in two parts of Izmir, while mayor Tunc Soyer said nearly 20 buildings had collapsed in the province. 

A small tsunami struck the Seferisar district of Izmir, said Haluk Ozener, director of the Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute. 

Of the six confirmed deaths, one person drowned in high waters after the earthquake while the others were thought to have been buried under the wreckage of collapsed buildings. 

Pictures from the Turkish disaster zone showed smoke blowing over the city of Izmir, debris being washed away by high waters, and dazed people trying to make their way through rubble piled high on the streets. 

There were 38 ambulances, two ambulance helicopters and 35 medical rescue teams on the ground in Izmir, where TV footage showed police using chainsaws as they tried to force their way through the rubble. Local media said 70 people had been rescued alive from the debris.  

Turkish media said the earthquake was felt across the regions of Aegean and Marmara, where Istanbul is located. However, Istanbul’s governor said there were no reports of damage. 

Soylu said there were no reports of casualties from six other provinces where the earthquake was felt but added there were small cracks in some buildings. 

Ilke Cide, a doctoral student who was in Izmir’s Guzelbahce region during the earthquake, said he went inland after waters rose after the earthquake. ‘I am very used to earthquakes… so I didn’t take it very seriously at first but this time it was really scary,’ he said, adding the earthquake had lasted for at least 25 to30 seconds. 

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that ‘with all the means of our state, we stand by our citizens affected by the earthquake’. ‘We have taken action to start the necessary work in the region with all our relevant institutions and ministers,’ he said. 

Greece’s prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis later spoke to Erdogan to offer condolences for the victims in Turkey, saying that ‘whatever our differences, these are the times when our people need to stand together’.

France, which has been locked in an angry row with Turkey in recent weeks, also offered its ‘full solidarity’ with both Turkey and Greece. 

Tensions between Ankara and Paris had reached a peak last weekend when President Erdogan questioned the mental health of his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. 

People look at the collapsed facade of a building in Izmir today with emergency services responding to Friday's disaster

People look at the collapsed facade of a building in Izmir today with emergency services responding to Friday's disaster

People look at the collapsed facade of a building in Izmir today with emergency services responding to Friday’s disaster 

The rubble of a building is heaped on the ground after it collapsed during the Aegean earthquake on Friday

The rubble of a building is heaped on the ground after it collapsed during the Aegean earthquake on Friday

The rubble of a building is heaped on the ground after it collapsed during the Aegean earthquake on Friday 

A massive search and rescue operation underway in Izmir after the 7.0-magnitude quake barrelled into Turkey and Greece

A massive search and rescue operation underway in Izmir after the 7.0-magnitude quake barrelled into Turkey and Greece

A massive search and rescue operation underway in Izmir after the 7.0-magnitude quake barrelled into Turkey and Greece

Boats were carried out from a harbour in Turkey

Boats were carried out from a harbour in Turkey

Debris floating in flooded streets

Debris floating in flooded streets

Boats were carried out from a harbour in Turkey (left) where debris was also seen floating along flooded streets (right)

Damaged buildings in Turkey where the earthquake destroyed at least six buildings

Damaged buildings in Turkey where the earthquake destroyed at least six buildings

Damaged buildings in Turkey where the earthquake destroyed at least six buildings

Damaged buildings in Turkey where the earthquake destroyed at least six buildings

Damaged buildings in Turkey where the earthquake destroyed at least six buildings

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the quake had an epicentre eight miles from Samos, where the island’s 45,000 people were urged to stay away from coastal areas. 

Greece’s top seismologist Eftyhmis Lekkas told Greek media: ‘It was a very big earthquake, it’s difficult to have a bigger one.’

A tsunami warning was issued, with residents of the Samos area told to stay away from the coast while water rose above the dock in the main harbour of Samos and flooded the street. 

‘The walls of some houses have crumbled and several buildings are damaged,’ the island’s deputy mayor Michalis Mitsios told broadcaster ERT. 

People from their homes rushed into the streets on Samos and other islands following the tremor, which Greek officials put at magnitude 6.6 and the US Geological Survey at 7.0. 

‘We have never experienced anything like it,’ said one local official. ‘People are panicking.’ Police said there was damage to some old buildings on the island.  

Both countries reported aftershocks. 

Greece and Turkey are both situated in one of the world’s most active earthquake zones. In 1999, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey’s northwest, killing more than 17,000 people, including 1,000 in Istanbul.

Another quake in 2011 in the southeastern province of Van resulted in more than 600 deaths. In Greece, the last deadly quake killed two people on the island of Kos, near Samos, in July 2017. 

A person receives treatment after feeling faint following the earthquake on Turkey's Aegean Sea cost today

A person receives treatment after feeling faint following the earthquake on Turkey's Aegean Sea cost today

A person receives treatment after feeling faint following the earthquake on Turkey’s Aegean Sea cost today 

People stand outside their homes in Izmir today following the earthquake that left people trapped under rubble

People stand outside their homes in Izmir today following the earthquake that left people trapped under rubble

People stand outside their homes in Izmir today following the earthquake that left people trapped under rubble 

The sun shines over a heap of rubble as people begin the clean-up operation in Izmir on Friday afternoon

The sun shines over a heap of rubble as people begin the clean-up operation in Izmir on Friday afternoon

The sun shines over a heap of rubble as people begin the clean-up operation in Izmir on Friday afternoon 

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaign in Minnesota and Wisconsin

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President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden will go head-to-head for the second day in a row on Friday – this time in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The two presidential contenders held dueling events in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday, as the United States crossed a daily record with more than 88,000 new coronavirus cases.

Now, with only four days to go until the election, they’ll shift their focus to the Midwest as they criss-cross paths in the industrial states that helped put Trump in the Oval Office four years ago.

They’ll both spend a few hours in Minnesota – Trump in Rochester and Biden in St. Paul – along with stops in Wisconsin – the president in Green Bay and his Democratic rival in Milwaukee. 

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President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will go head-to-head in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Friday after holding dueling rallies in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will go head-to-head in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Friday after holding dueling rallies in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will go head-to-head in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Friday after holding dueling rallies in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday

Biden leads by six points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls in Wisconsin. And he leads by nearly five points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls in Minnesota. 

Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate in more than 20 years to win Wisconsin when he carried it in 2016 – a shocking victory that left Democrats stunned. The state was part of a ‘blue wall’ of industrial Midwest states for Democrats. But Trump also flipped two other ‘blue wall’ states: Pennsylvania and Michigan.

All three states he’s fighting to keep again.  

The two men are campaigning in Wisconsin as coronavirus cases hit new levels. Wisconsin is third in the nation in per capita COVID cases. It logged single-day records this week for both new COVID cases and deaths.

Complicating the contest in Wisconsin could be the Monday’s decision from the  Supreme Court, which effectively barred the counting of mail-in ballots received after Election Day even if post marked by November 3.

It raises the question of how many late-arriving votes will be disqualified.  

Joe Biden told reporters he wasn't concerned about losing Minnesota, making his remarks at an airport in Delaware before leaving on a three-state campaign swing

Joe Biden told reporters he wasn't concerned about losing Minnesota, making his remarks at an airport in Delaware before leaving on a three-state campaign swing

Joe Biden told reporters he wasn’t concerned about losing Minnesota, making his remarks at an airport in Delaware before leaving on a three-state campaign swing

President Trump took to Twitter to complain about Minnesota officials capping his Friday event at 250 people due to coronavirus restrictions

President Trump took to Twitter to complain about Minnesota officials capping his Friday event at 250 people due to coronavirus restrictions

President Trump took to Twitter to complain about Minnesota officials capping his Friday event at 250 people due to coronavirus restrictions

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Meanwhile, the two contenders will also be in Minnesota – a state a Republican presidential candidate hasn’t carried in over 20 years. Richard Nixon was the last to do so in 1972.

But Trump lost the state by less than two points in 2016 and, by campaigning there, he’s forcing Biden to spend time in the state.

Biden said he wasn’t concerned about losing the state. 

‘No I’m not concerned,’ he told reporters in Delaware as he prepared to depart on Friday’s three-state campaign swing. ‘We’re gonna be in Iowa, we’re gonna be in Wisconsin, so I thought I’d stop in Minnesota. I don’t take anything for granted. we’re gonna work for every single vote up til the last minute.’ 

The Trump campaign was forced to reconfigure their campaign plans for Friday’s event when Minnesota officials capped attendance at 250 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

‘We have 25,000 people in Minnesota, which is our last stop today. 25,000 people want to be there and they say you can only have 250 people. So they thought I would cancel. But I’m not canceling. We’ll find out what happens,’ President Trump told reporters at the White House before he left on a three-state campaign swing.

‘I think it’s going to flip for the first time since 1972,’ he predicted of the state.

 

They are now calling it a ‘MAGA Peaceful Protest’ – Trump has complained that protests are allowed in cities while officials try to limit his rally attendance due to the virus. He has joked he will call his rallies ‘peaceful protests’ so they can have larger numbers.

Trump’s event was originally planned at Rochester International Airport but it was then moved to McNeilus Steel, a private company in nearby Dodge Center, in order to accommodate a larger crowd. 

The company was predicting 25,000 people would attend.  

However, Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has limited gatherings to 250 people. State Attorney General Keith Ellison had asked the campaign for a COVID-readiness plan and said he did not receive a response. 

Late Thursday night the event was shifted back to the airport and the Trump campaign said only the first 250 people would be let inside.

‘Without question, Minnesota Democrats had hoped that the President would simply cancel the event, but he will not allow partisan politicians to deprive people of their First Amendment rights to gather peacefully to hear directly from the President of the United States,’ the Trump campaign said in a statement.

First lady Melania Trump made a rare campaign appearance with President Trump in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday

First lady Melania Trump made a rare campaign appearance with President Trump in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday

First lady Melania Trump made a rare campaign appearance with President Trump in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday

The entire Democratic ticket - Joe and Jill Biden along with Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff - will barnstorm Pennsylvania on Monday

The entire Democratic ticket - Joe and Jill Biden along with Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff - will barnstorm Pennsylvania on Monday

The entire Democratic ticket – Joe and Jill Biden along with Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff – will barnstorm Pennsylvania on Monday

Melania Trump in Pennsylvania on Tuesday

Melania Trump in Pennsylvania on Tuesday

Ivanka Trump in Pennsylvania on Wednesday

Ivanka Trump in Pennsylvania on Wednesday

The Trump campaign is also fighting hard for Pennsylvania: Melania Trump was there Tuesday and Ivanka Trump was there on Wednesday

President Trump weighed in during a 2 am tweet storm, complaining that ‘We were planning for as many as 25,000 people in Minnesota. Now the Governor, at the last moment, will only allow the first 250 people to attend.’

Biden’s event in the state – a drive in rally similar to his other stops – will follow COVID restrictions. 

The Democratic nominee held a drive-in rally in Tampa on Thursday – that got cut short when a rain storm swept in and drenched the candidate – after Trump held an outdoor rally in the city a few hours earlier.

First lady Melania Trump joined the president in his appeal to Florida voters, at a packed rally with few masks and little social distancing. It was so hot fire trucks sprayed water on the crowd and several people fainted.  

Meanwhile, the Biden campaign revealed its plans to wrap up the campaign – the entire ticket will spend Monday barnstorming the must-win state of Pennsylvania.

Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Kamala Harris, and Doug Emhoff will ‘barnstorm Pennsylvania and fan out across all four corners of the state,’ the campaign said in a statement. 

Biden will also campaign in Philadelphia on Sunday.

Both sides are campaigning hard to win Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes. Trump wants to repeat his 2016 win and Biden wants to win the state he was born in. 

Trump will hold three rallies in Pennsylvania on Saturday – in Bucks County, Reading, and Butler. He’s expected to make another stop in the state before Election Day. And he held three rallies in the state on Monday.

The president, in 2016, became the first Republican in more than 20 years to win Pennsylvania although his margin of victory was one point. 

Biden leads by four points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls in the state. 

The Trump campaign is also using an all-hands on deck approach for Pennsylvania. 

First lady Melania Trump made a rare campaign appearance there on Tuesday.  And first daughter Ivanka Trump was there on Wednesday. 

Additionally on Friday, President Trump will campaign in Michigan while Biden makes a stop in Iowa. 

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Dog chained outside a meat store to be butchered gives its paw to a passerby in China

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This is the heart-breaking moment a scared dog destined to be slaughtered for its meat gave its paw to a passerby.

The American Eskimo Dog, likely a stolen pet, was allegedly spotted outside a dog meat store in north-eastern China‘s Jilin Province last October and rescued by the bystander.

It was adopted by a local animal lover and has lived with her happily since.

Viral footage from Douyin, the Chinese version of Tik Tok, shows a frightened dog giving its paw to a stranger

Viral footage from Douyin, the Chinese version of Tik Tok, shows a frightened dog giving its paw to a stranger

The American Eskimo Dog was allegedly found outside a dog meat shop

The American Eskimo Dog was allegedly found outside a dog meat shop

Viral footage from Douyin, the Chinese version of Tik Tok, shows a frightened dog giving its paw to a stranger. The American Eskimo Dog was allegedly found outside a dog meat shop

The touching story came to light last week after the dog’s current owner shared the video on social media to urge the government to pass laws to protect animals.

The video, which has gone viral, shows the sad-looking pooch hesitating to extend its right foreleg in the beginning.

But after a couple of seconds, it decided to give its paw to the stranger in a trusting manner.

The dog, likely a stolen pet, has lived with its new owner in a loving home in Jilin since it was rescued last October, its owner wrote online

The dog, likely a stolen pet, has lived with its new owner in a loving home in Jilin since it was rescued last October, its owner wrote online

The owner said the pet likes 'smiling' at people

The owner said the pet likes 'smiling' at people

The dog, likely a stolen pet, has lived with its new owner in a loving home in Jilin since it was rescued last October, its owner wrote online. The owner said the pet likes ‘smiling’ at people

The dog was initially thought to be a Samoyed, but its current owner said it is actually an American Eskimo Dog.

It was bound to what seemed like a metal frame with an iron chain and appeared frightened.

‘See how scared it was while waiting to be butchered at the dog meat store, and how hopeful it looked [while waiting for a human to save it],’ the owner wrote last Saturday in a post on Douyin, the Chinese version of Tik Tok. 

The owner called on authorities to establish legislation ‘as soon as possible’ to ban people in China from abusing animals.

The dog, which has been named Yuan Yuan, met its saviour on October 26, and the trending clip was uploaded nearly a year after its rescue.

Other footage on its owner’s Douyin account shows Yuan Yuan is now a sweet and joyful pet which, according to its owner, likes ‘smiling’ at people.

Wendy Higgins from animal welfare group Humane Society International (HSI) believes that Yuan Yuan might have been snatched from its former owner before being transported to Jilin.

She told MailOnline: ‘The dog in the video responded to human kindness by offering a paw, a sure sign that this dog was almost certainly a former pet, likely stolen for the meat trade.’

Ms Higgins says dogs and cats across Asia need robust laws to protect them from the meat trade.

‘That is the only way to stop them suffering,’ she noted.

Coincidentally, a dog looking remarkably similar to Yuan Yuan was rescued by HSI last October outside a dog meat store in Jilin with nearly identical surroundings.

Humane Society International saved a similar-looking dog in the same month in Jilin, China

Humane Society International saved a similar-looking dog in the same month in Jilin, China

Humane Society International saved a similar-looking dog in the same month in Jilin, China

HSI's China policy specialist Dr Peter Li is pictured squatting down to interact with the dog

HSI's China policy specialist Dr Peter Li is pictured squatting down to interact with the dog

HSI’s China policy specialist Dr Peter Li is pictured squatting down to interact with the dog

The dirty and matted dog, now living with her owner in the United States, was tied up and lying on the mud floor, looking as though she had lost all hope.

She was found by HSI’s China policy specialist Dr Peter Li and responded eagerly for attention when Dr Li and his friends squatted down to interact with her.

Dr Li negotiated with the store’s owner, who agreed to let her go.

HSI said the dog, which has been named Lily, left with Dr Li and his friends happily and jumped enthusiastically into their car.

While bathing, grooming and feeding Lily, vets discovered she was not only friendly but also knew how to open doors – signs that she was likely a stolen pet.

Lily now has a loving home in Illinois.

HSI said the dog, which has been named Lily, left with Dr Li and his friends happily and jumped enthusiastically into their car

HSI said the dog, which has been named Lily, left with Dr Li and his friends happily and jumped enthusiastically into their car

She was incredibly friendly but also knew how to open doors

She was incredibly friendly but also knew how to open doors

HSI said the dog, which has been named Lily, left with Dr Li and his friends happily and jumped enthusiastically into their car. She was incredibly friendly but also knew how to open doors

Lily has found a home in Illinois, the United States, after being saved from the dinner plate

Lily has found a home in Illinois, the United States, after being saved from the dinner plate

Lily has found a home in Illinois, the United States, after being saved from the dinner plate

Chinese animal welfare organisations, activists as well as state-run media outlets have been urging the country’s leaders to pass their first law against animal abuse.

Two Chinese cities, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, have banned residents from eating dogs and cats in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has signalled that it could ban dog meat from the dinner table nationwide after classifying dogs as companion animals instead of farm animals in May. However, no official directive has been issued yet.

While China has laws to safeguard land-based and aquatic wildlife, it currently lacks legislation to protect animal welfare or prevent animal abuse.

An animal protection law may prevent 10million dogs being killed for their meat every year in China. The picture shows dogs locked on a truck on the outskirts of Beijing on April 8, 2006

An animal protection law may prevent 10million dogs being killed for their meat every year in China. The picture shows dogs locked on a truck on the outskirts of Beijing on April 8, 2006

An animal protection law may prevent 10million dogs being killed for their meat every year in China. The picture shows dogs locked on a truck on the outskirts of Beijing on April 8, 2006 

China’s Central Television last week called on the government to pass the country’s first animal protection law ‘as soon as possible’ in a rare move from an official media outlet.

The state-run TV station appealed after a man was caught killing a stray cat with boiling water on the street.

‘Admittedly, anti-social acts like this cat abuser are the absolute minority in any society,’ Dr Li from HSI told MailOnline.

‘However, an act of such cruelty has a traumatising impact on the wider society, and if tolerated it risks leading to the desensitisation of people or worse still, copycat acts of cruelty,’ he added.

‘That is why animal cruelty should be strictly prohibited by law around the globe.’

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