Petition: World Health Organization Doesn’t Want Wet Markets to be Banned

Petition: World Health Organization Doesn’t Want Wet Markets to be Banned

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has pushed back on international calls to ban “,” in China, the assumed source of the corona virus pandemic. A spokesperson for the WHO said of the , “WHO also recognizes that food markets are key for people’s food security — they are the main source of affordable vegetables and fruit, seafood, poultry and meat for many in Asia.

WHO maintains that governments should rigorously enforce bans on the illegal trade and sale of wildlife for food, and for appropriate resources and attention to be given to ensuring food markets are clean, hygienic and safe before consideration can be given to resuming activities.”

Hundreds of organizations recently signed a letter urging for a ban on exotic animal markets. Scientists around the world agree that 60-75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic and 72% of them originate from wildlife.

“WHO works closely with partners such as the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) — partners who advise governments on the regulation of markets and animal husbandry.

We have together established guidelines for healthy food markets,” the spokesman added. “With these partners, we are ready to provide advice and support to countries considering the re-opening of markets so that these can operate under safe conditions.”

Professor John Dwyer, an immunologist at UNSW in Australia said on an Australian radio program that he doubts the markets will stay closed with China’s temporary ban, “It’s such a culturally important thing for some people in China that I’ve got my doubts,” but Dwyer said that the markets were dangerous and a source of future viruses.

“When you bring wild exotic animals in close contact with humans… of course it’s going to be possible that the viruses will mutate, and pass from animals into humans and cause havoc.It is staggering to think that’s going on.”

Scientists believe that the spread of , or , started at an exotic animal market in Wuhan, China.

You can help stop the incidence of viruses like these by signing this to ban the .

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 22 April 2020. A policeman watches over a captured civet cat in Wuhan. Photo credit: AFP/STR

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Irene Leggett
Irene Leggett

Once again, money-grabbing, profiteering POS will get their own way….no matter what happens, the vile, depraved CHINESE and Asian masses will continue to abuse, torture, kill and eat ANY species that walks, flies, swims or crawls, just so they can justify and satisfy their perverted ‘ways and so-called culture’ with the bloodshed of ALL innocent, voiceless animals. Shame on these disgusting masses, may Karma repay them tenfold for their blatant and wanton atrocities committed against all species. These masses will, undoubtedly, cause the ultimate destruction of OUR ONLY HOME!!!!!

Linda Badham
Linda Badham

WTF !! ARE THEY MENTAL !!!!!!!!!

Viorica Regep


Ksenija Celina Hromadko


Sandra Estelle Larson


Dee Dee

Sandra Estelle Larson well said

M Leybra
M Leybra

Look up the ‘elected’ Ethiopian-African Director General of the World Health Org who goes under the name of Dr. Tedros & owes his allegiance to China. There are several articles on Tedros unsavory history. Here’s one,

June Bullied

ss in 2013

Laura Xena Wolfe

Of course not! Heaven forbid we stop the torture of animals in foreign countries and the spread of disease so big pharma can make their money

Di Sianny Bryant

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Kerry Anne Lynch


Dee Dee

That’s because their not the ones being tortured by sadistic humans.Seems as though they have as much empathy for those poor animals as the people who run and attend these wet Markets it’s disgusting and should be banned.

Pat Mottershead

Don’t know way they get so much money they lied about the numbers out of china.

Michèle Haudebourg
Michèle Haudebourg

Already signed petition.

Sheila Dunleavy

Signed already

Heslon Faustino Cordeiro

Pais de hipócritas destruidores da terra da fauna da flora .Devem responder por seus crimes amibientais

Daniela Dolder


Cheryl Bauman

Don’t trust WHO, Bill Gates, or his ideas for forced vaccinations and microchipping us.

Philip John Mercer

Cheryl Bauman

Michelle Seecharan

The amount of wicked people is a shame

Laura Blake


Carolyn Waltenberg

Unbelievable, horrific WHO sucks anyway.

Pamela Jordaan

Oh brother! Compromise. Just eliminate wild caught animals. In fact China should start preserving “their” wild fauna by making it illegal to kill or hunt them. If one is found in any vendors shop then the owner should receive a hefty fine.

Lois Carol Wessels

Signed & shared petition

Edward Bott

Because it’s part of that countries culture and the W.H.O. know that a ban would be pointless. How could it be policed?

Rose Siwek

Idiots.. have they no brains or humanity.. only a complete burk would can think this is right.

Rikki Salty

why wouldn’t the WHO want to close wet markets worldwide…doesn’t make sense at all?

Geoff Dobbs

Very misleading headline. All fish markets are wet markets. National Governments should inspect wet markets. There should be no such thing as a wildlife market.

Bernie O Keeffe

It should be should be ban for life no more selling wild animals

Alan Fryett


Felix Teller

The WHO should regularly inspect and test wildlife markets. But such heavy and inefficient organizations have no interest.. they like to have more money to continue as usual