Next corona virus 'right around the corner' if wet markets don't close, animal rights groups

Next corona virus 'right around the corner' if wet markets don't close, animal rights groups

By: Rick Growel
Apr 08, 2020

Health

Animal rights groups are ramping up pressure on countries to shut down their wet markets as the coronavirus pandemic, believed to have originated from a Chinese one, wreaks havoc across the globe.

Friends of Animals says it has sent letters to the heads of the World Health Organization and the United Nations urging their member countries to close the unsanitary businesses, while PETA is drawing attention to the issue through the release of a new video purportedly showing flies crawling over the flesh of a snake and potential cross-contamination happening at markets in Indonesia and Thailand.

"The next pandemic will be right around the corner as long as sick and stressed animals are crowded together in blood-soaked meat markets," PETAís President, Ingrid Newkirk, said in a statement.


Tags: #COVID-19

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