These fresh and live meat markets - where blood, fluid, faeces and trash mix together - are believed to be the perfect grounds for cross-species disease transmission.
It is almost unimaginable that, after inflicting the Coronavirus on the world, China intends to go back to the situation that caused a lethal global epidemic!
Yet, that is exactly what they plan to do!
China’s existing Wildlife Protection Law is intended to protect only endangered animals and does not apply to all species. Pangolins ARE covered by the law and China knows they are among the most endangered species in the world. But China has consistently ignored its responsibilities with the catastrophic consequences that every one of us is affected by.
China has temporarily closed the wet markets but the market for wild animal parts for medicine, research, fur or petting remain intact. Pangolins are used in traditional Chinese medicines. This poses an even greater threat to a species which we will most certainly lose, unless we raise our voices to demand enforcement of trafficking laws.
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For the animals,