Breaking news: China bans wildlife trade due to coronavirus outbreak

Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Source: 
World Animal Protection

We welcome this important decision which will keep people safe and protect millions of animals from unnecessary suffering

Kate Nustedt, our global wildlife director, said: “We commend China’s decision to impose a nationwide ban on wildlife trade in response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. This ban will prevent the terrible suffering endured by millions upon millions of wild animals across the country.  

Crucially, it will also put a stop to the horrific conditions that serve as such a lethal hotbed of disease. We hope that this courageous step is made permanent and extended to all wildlife imports and exports, to help prevent any future crises of this nature.

Wild animals belong in the wild. This wildlife trade ban by China will help keep them there.”

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