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As animals get to market DNA tests show an increase in the number of animals with positive tests for some coronaviruses from the time they are trapped until they arrive on someone’s dinner plate.
www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/science/coronavirus-rats-vietnam.html
Some environmental groups are pushing to end the wildlife trade, arguing doing so could help prevent future pandemics.
www.thehill.com/two-green-groups-call-for-end-to-wildlife-trade-to-prevent-next
Some conservationists see a chance to do lasting damage to criminal networks in the wake of the pandemic, but poaching may also rise.
www.nytimes.com/2020/04/29/science/coronavirus-disrupts-illegal-wildlife-trafficking-for-now.html
The conditions that lead to the emergence of new infectious diseases are the same ones that inflict horrific harms on animals.
www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/opinion/animal-cruelty-coronavirus.html
The coronavirus isn’t just a public-health crisis. It’s an ecological one.
www.newyorker.com
The ban covers only land animals. It punishes consumers but does not tackle corrupt ties among government officials, corporate interests and “breeders” who use permits as a cover for illegal trade
www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-04-02/why-china-wildlife-ban-not-enough-stop-coronavirus-outbreak
Two months before the novel coronavirus began, the Trump administration ended a $200-million pandemic early-warning program aimed at training scientists.
www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-02/coronavirus