Coronavirus: why a blanket ban on wildlife trade would not be the right response
The early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic have been linked to a “wet” market in Wuhan, in the Hubei province of eastern China. Wet markets are common in Asia, Africa and elsewhere, selling fresh fruit and vegetables, poultry, fresh meat and live animals, including wildlife. Reports initially indicated that the coronavirus which causes COVID-19 may have been transmitted to people from wildlife at this wet market because of unsanitary conditions.
Challender D., Hinsley A., Veríssimo D., Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes M. Coronavirus: why a blanket ban on wildlife trade would not be the right response. The Conversation, 8 April 2020, https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-why-a-blanket-ban-on-wildlife-trade-would-not-be-the-right-response-135746. Environment+Energy.
Published: Apr 2020 | Categories: Opinions
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