Wednesday, October 20, 2021

wildlife trade

WHO seeks ban on sale of live wild mammals in food markets

It says wild animals pose a particular risk for the emergence of new diseases.

Illegal wildlife trade could trigger another pandemic, activists warn

With over 800,000 undiscovered viruses in animals and birds which could infect humans through close contact, they are calling for an immediate end to the illegal wildlife trade and deforestation.

Crackdown on China’s wild animal farms needed to prevent more world pandemics, experts say

The wildlife trade remains a threat due to Chinese demand for wild animals for traditional medicine.

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