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China 'approves jail terms for rare wild animal eaters'

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China's legislature voted on Thursday to approve a legal measure that will jail people caught eating rare wild animals, state media reported. 

China passes a new criminal law which states that anyone eating or purchasing rare or endangered animals -- such as giant pandas, golden monkeys, and pangolins -- could face more than 10 years in jail

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) approved a new interpretation of China's Criminal Law at a bimonthly session, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

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