It’s time to implement solutions that make the bushmeat trade unnecessary (commentary)

It’s time to implement solutions that make the bushmeat trade unnecessary (commentary)

The coronavirus has rocked the foundations of societies across the globe. Since the virus originated in wildlife, there has been public outcry demanding the closure wildlife meat markets. Neglected thus far, however, is consideration of the highly destructive and ongoing mass trade of wildlife by bushmeat hunters in rural Asian, African, and South American communities—an […]

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Petition: California and New York Lawmakers Work on Bills Banning “Wet Markets” in their States

Petition: California and New York Lawmakers Work on Bills Banning “Wet Markets” in their States

States are starting to call for bans on “wet markets.” California state senator Harry Stern and New York Assembly member Lisa Rosenthal created an advocacy group called Social Compassion in Legislation to create a plan to end wet markets in California and New York, according to LAD Bible. “Wet markets” are animal markets where animals […]

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

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

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

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