It's time for a global ban on wet markets


It's time for a global ban on wet markets

6 April 2020
Animal Equality
Animal Equality has launched a worldwide campaign and petition calling for the immediate closure of wet markets across the globe.

In exclusive footage shot by Animal Equality at wet markets in China, Vietnam and India, animals such as deer, raccoons, crocodiles, and dogs are shown living in filthy conditions, suffering from dehydration, starvation and disease.

Wet markets get their name in part from the blood, guts, scales and water that soak the stalls’ floors, remnants from animals brutally killed for customers who desire to eat freshly killed meat. Threat to public health these markets have been the source of documented disease outbreaks in the past, including SARS. Researchers also believe COVID-19 most likely originated from a wet market in Wuhan, China, notorious for trading in wild animals.

It is because of the public health crises wet markets cause, as well as the intense suffering inflicted on farmed animals, that Animal Equality is urging the United Nations to ban all wet markets. Not only do these markets pose an immediate danger to humans, but they are also intensely cruel and abhorrently inhumane to animals.

Sign the petition and help Animal Equality ban all wet markets. 

The post 'It's time for a global ban on wet markets' is modified from an article published by Animal Equality in their original language.