The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Friday, February 14, 2020

Virus renews safety concerns about slaughtering wild animals

Scientists have not yet determined exactly how the new coronavirus first infected people. Evidence suggests it originated in bats, which infected another animal that spread it to people at a market in the southeastern city of Wuhan. The now-shuttered Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market advertised dozens of species such as giant salamanders, baby crocodiles and raccoon dogs that were often referred to as wildlife, even when they were farmed.

via apnews.com

I'll miss that yummy bat soup though.

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2020/02/virus-renews-safety-concerns-about-slaughtering-wild-animals.html

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