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China Bans Bush-Meat

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According to Zhong Nanshan, leader of the National Health Commission and discoverer of SARS Coronavirus, nearly 80% of acute infectious diseases in the past decades have come from eating animals.

LIAO SHUMIN: ‘China will impose its strictest-ever wildlife control measures in the form of a blanket ban on wild animal consumption in response to the Covid-19 disease believed to have stemmed from it. The country will severely crack down on the hunting, breeding and illegal trading of game, its National Forestry and Grassland Administration said in a notice it issued yesterday, adding it will also rectify wild animal artificial breeding operations and put an end to all use of terrestrial wildlife for food.

Nearly 80 percent of acute infectious diseases in the past decades have come from animals, Academician Zhong Nanshan, the leader of the high-level expert group of the National Health Commission and discoverer of the SARS coronavirus, said at a press conference in Guangzhou yesterday. [This happens] especially in some areas that consume wild animals, which can pass the viruses they carry to humans. A complete ban on the wildlife trade and elimination of the undesirable custom of eating bushmeat is therefore crucial, he added’. SOURCE…

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