Conservationists set the record straight on COVID-19’s wildlife links

Conservationists set the record straight on COVID-19’s wildlife links

The World Health Organization has categorized the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as a pandemicin light of its spread around the world. Ever since the first cases emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, there’s been much speculation — and misinformation— about the origins of the virus. And while scientists suspect it may have […]

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Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry

Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry

Nearly 20,000 wildlife farms raising species including peacocks, civet cats, porcupines, ostriches, wild geese and boar have been shut down across China in the wake of the coronavirus, in a move that has exposed the hitherto unknown size of the industry. Until a few weeks ago wildlife farming was still being promoted by government agencies […]

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