THE MESSAGE ringing loud and clear here is for Authorities to ensure that no such practices and customs are allowed here in Australia! It would seem that regular inspections ought be carried out …
DOES it seem that not only through globalisation, international travel, international students … but also with the backdoor migration of Visa Manipulation that here in Australia we are at a heightened CoronaVirus risk from foreign buyers on Real Estate tours gaining access to our domestic housing … and that until the Morrison Government put a stop to travel here as many as 50,000 a week were flying in from China!
Can we believe what we are told?
WHAT these reports reveal it is not only the Wet Markets across China and Asia but illegal Wildlife Markets
Where you have animals under stress their immune system is down, and the slaughter and the handling process is where the highest risk of the virus jumping from animals to humans would have occurred.
In cramped conditions wild animals are smuggled in from all over the World …
The journalist reported … literally thousands of people here in the market a perfect storm for the Wuhan thing to happen again!
China has closed more than 20,000 wet markets but the wild life markets are still operating with impunity! Run by organised crime syndicates across Asia … huddled in cages and boxes including African meerkats, ferets, tortoises, snakes, cockatoos, blue tongue lizards … animals that are never together in the Wild so are vulnerable to viruses carried by each other. Those viruses can pass to the humans who handle them.
The next global pandemic could easily begin in one of these cages.
To stop the next Pandemic shut down the markets in China, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and other countries as well.
The Pangolin the most highly trafficked animal in the World!
CAAN: Also note the lack of refrigeration … animals sitting in cages on top of one another … excrement falls to the lower cage(s) …
READ MORE: Business Insider: Wuhan Coronavirus Chinese Wet Market
1st known case of coronavirus traced back to November in China
60 Minutes: Journalist goes undercover at ‘wet markets’ …
AND from ABC Rear Vision, China Wet Markets and the Wild Animal Trade
Most people buy their food in wet markets aka the Farmers Market in the West. They are operated 7 days a week and year round. Chinese cities have hundreds of them! Nanjing had 350 in 2017.
Chinese consumers touch the slaughtered animals and then put them down to select another … it is the lack of hygiene and handling that spreads viruses …
The Chinese Wild-Animal Industry and Wet Markets Must Go
March 19, 2020
A report from Therese Shaheen, CEO of US Asia International and formerly Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan from 2002 to 2004 writes …
Despite the huge health risks they create, these practices are deeply embedded in rural Chinese life.
The executive committee of the Chinese Communist Party, in late February issued an edict banning the country’s “wet markets,” including those in Wuhan, the source of the current COVID-19 outbreak.
The statement notes that resolutely ban and severely crack down on illegal wildlife markets and trade, and control major public health risks from the source.” The Straits Times of Singapore has reported that eight laws have been passed in the last week.
After the SARS outbreak in 2003, which was traced to a wet market in the southern Guangdong Province, a temporary ban on wet markets and the wild-animal industry were put in place. … In August the Chinese government lifted the ban.
Wet markets , typically open-air sites selling fresh meat, seafood, and produce. The meats often are butchered and trimmed on-site. Markets in China have come in for justifiable condemnation because of the way they’ve evolved, commingling traditional livestock with a wide variety of wild animals, including exotic and endangered species. Many are quite unsanitary, with blood, entrails, excrement, and other waste creating the conditions for disease that migrates from animals to people through virus, bacteria, and other forms of transmission. Such “zoonotic diseases” that have emerged from China and other regions of the world include Ebola, HIV, bird flu, swine flu, and SARS.
Over time, this led to the breeding and distribution of these animals, and small rural outposts developed into larger-scale operations. Add to this the use of wild animals not only for consumption but as the supposedly magic ingredients in tonics and alternative medicines, and it is obvious that what began as subsistence farming for the rural poor has developed into a substantial industry.
Sixty million Americans caught the H1N1 “swine flu” virus in 2009, while the SARS outbreak killed nearly 800 people worldwide. The COVID-19 death toll is already multiples of that.
We will owe it to the memory of those we lose that there be a global, sustained push to see these practices ended, everywhere.
LIKE CAAN ON FACEBOOK!