Wuhan bans consumption of wild animals

Wuhan bans consumption of wild animals
Consumption of wild animals has been banned in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus first emerged in 2019.

Lion, tiger, peacocks and pangolin are now banned after a new policy was unveiled this week that prohibits the hunting, breeding consumption of wild animals.

The policy, which has been implemented for five years, will also see a ban on consumption of snakes and bats. The latter, along with pangolins, are considered to be the source of the novel virus which jumped species and lodged on to humans.

The global trade in wild animals is worth approximately £60 million with 14 million people associated with it.