Will They Ever Learn? China Reopens Wet Animal Markets Selling Bats, Dogs And Other Animals
Cats and dogs crammed like sardines in small cages, bats, and scorpions sold as medicine, rabbits and ducks slaughtered and skinned in front of customers, stone floor covered in blood, entrails and animal refuse, a typical scene of a wet market in China. If you thought the country would learn a lesson from the coronavirus and shut them down for good, then think again. Its business as usual in China’s wet animal markets as shops open up and business flourishes once again in celebration of the country’s so-called victory over the coronavirus.
1Animal markets in China have opened up again
As the Daily Mail reported recently, sources say that the wet animal markets in China have reopened and operating as usual even as credible research in the country China and the world have linked the coronavirus to bats. What appears to others as terrifying scenes of animals being slaughtered before customers, is a usual shopping affair in China. The squalid meat markets have been reopened as China celebrates its victory over the coronavirus. It is one of these same squalid markets that started the global pandemic which is still raging across the world with no signs of slowing down as dashboards keep increasing of cases confirmed and dead.
2No regard for the fact that the coronavirus originated from wet markets
In a blatant disregard for hygiene, it seems China cares little about the fact that it was such markets that caused the spread of this killer disease that is slowly but surely becoming a grave cause for concern as the number of confirmed cases worldwide touches 760,000 and counting. 38,000 are dead and now the US is the country with the most number of cases worldwide at 164,359 confirmed cases. The curve does not seem to be anywhere near flattening in the US even as Italy have thankfully not recorded any new cases on 31st of March as yet.
3No regard for hygiene as animals slaughtered and sold for food
The Daily Mail reported a correspondent watched thousands of customers queuing up at an indoor market in Guilin southwest China. It was business as usual with very little concerns of the global pandemic that originate in Wuhan forcing countries worldwide to shut down taking a tremendous toll on their economies in the process.