As details of China’s experience with the coronavirus emerge, a number of things are becoming clear. The first is the dystopian brutality of the lockdown imposed on the Chinese people by their authoritarian government. Then there is the scale of human loss in the country, hidden for reasons of international ‘prestige’, which can only be estimated from the activity of crematoriums. And yet another concern is that the wildlife markets, which were quickly closed by authorities nationwide, have begun to reopen. One concern is that the wildlife markets, which were quickly closed by authorities nationwide, have begun to reopen. Pictured: a seafood market in Guangzhou, China We have seen photos of the filthy cages filled with miserable animals and heard testimony that the only difference is that now policemen are on the lookout for journalists. The Chinese government has demonstrated its command over the country: the fact that the markets remain open is thus a political choice. How long will the Chinese test our patience with their toxic treatment of wild animals? And how long will the international community continue to mumble faint criticism, without acting to force their hand? As patron of conservation charity Space For Giants, I oversaw the… Read full this story
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Now they must shut these toxic animal markets: The WHO needs to declare these an urgent threat to public health in China after the coronavirus outbreak, says conservation campaigner EVGENY LEBEDEV have 297 words, post on www.dailymail.co.uk at April 5, 2020. This is cached page on Europe Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.