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Coronavirus and banning wild animal trade in China

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Old Wednesday 18th March 2020, 19:09   #1
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Coronavirus and banning wild animal trade in China

I think all conservation organizations should now lobby together China to ban import and sale of wild animals.

After SARS and coronavirus, the case is clear. The fashion of eating wild animals produced the biggest economic crisis in 50 years. Otherwise there is a danger of new virus epidemics coming from wildlife markets.

And the ban should save tens of species worldwide from extinction - from turtles to pangolins.
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Old Wednesday 18th March 2020, 20:08   #2
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China has already banned it (about a week ago or so); how good enforcement of the new ban is yet, I don't know. Targets to concentrate on now are Vietnam, Indonesia, etc.
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Old Wednesday 18th March 2020, 20:34   #3
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What weight would WHO and CITES have other than/above general conservation bodies?
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