"This year, I am particularly concerned about the revision of the Wild Animal Protection Law." Li Xia said, the outbreak of COVID-19 has alarmed the public of the dire threats posed by wild animal trading and consumption on public health and security and exposed the defects of the present wildlife protection system. Therefore, immediate, effective legal actions and regulations should be carried out.
She suggested changing the name of Wild Animal Protection Law to Wild Animal Management Law. Li Xia said that although the law has been amended for many times, it has never taken people's safety and public health into consideration.