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China | Government offers to buy out wildlife farmers in bid to tamp down suppliers to "wet markets"

The Chinese government is offering to buy out animals on wildlife farms, and to help farmers change their agricultural practices, in an effort to reduce the consumption of wild animals. This step could have big implications for the management of wildlife in China in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say.


The novel coronavirus, which has affected more than 82,000 people in China and nearly 5 million people worldwide, is believed to have originated from a wet market selling wildlife in Wuhan, China.


https://news.mongabay.com/2020/05/china-offers-buyouts-to-wildlife-farmers-in-response-to-pandemic/

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