SA policy on wild life trade is enabling Chinese tastes for bush meat

The Covid-19 virus, linked to a wildlife market in Wuhan, that has spread like a wildfire through the world, has thrust China’s live wild animal trade into the spotlight. Images of sick suffering pangolins and videos of live animals such as bats boiling in soup have outraged the world. It has prompted China to announce a ban on wild animal trade and the country has vowed to crack down on the illegal animal trade. Two experts on China, Professor Sergey Radchenko from Cardiff University and former South African Ambassador Gert Grobler told a Biznews Midweek Catchup webinar that they believe poor regulations in Africa is contributing to the wild animal trade. – Linda van Tilburg
26 Jul 2020 11AM English South Africa Investing · Business News

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