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Wuhan officially bans eating wild animals

Local authorities in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the COVID-19 virus is thought to have originally started spreading to humans, have announced a ban on eating wild animals along with a ban on hunting wild animals except for scientific research or population regulation. The city will also buy out wild animal breeders. 

It is unclear whether any measures have been introduced to reduce the risk of zoonotic diseases such as swine flu emerging from the intensive farming of conventional livestock. 

Read more here. See also the Foodsource resource How are animal and human diseases interconnected? and read other COVID-19 content in the FCRN’s research library here

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26 May 2020
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