Despite Global Pressure To Shut Down, These Disturbing Markets Are Still Open For Business In China And Elsewhere
(Tea Party 247) – Originally it was thought that the coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China from a wet market such as the one in the video below. These disturbing markets sell wild animals for meat including monkeys and bats. In the beginning, it was widely circulated that the coronavirus that has taken over the world was a strain that came from Chinese people consuming infected bats from wet markets.
Despite the now more accepted belief that the virus was actually manufactured in a dangerous lab in Wuhan, the chance of getting a very serious illness from wild animals, like bats, is still very real and these markets pose a substantial health risk not only to China but to the world.
It’s shocking that these markets are still allowed to operate. Not only do they pose a serious health risk to humans but the animals are treated very poorly and are not healthy themselves. It really makes no sense at all why anyone would want to eat meat from a sick, mistreated, possibly disease-ridden animal.
The New York Post has more:
Investigators with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recorded video footage showing markets selling live dogs, monkey, civets, snakes and bats — one of the animals that has been widely blamed for spreading COVID-19.
“PETA is calling on government officials to shut down these Petri dishes for pandemics,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a press release.
The video opens showing the Jatinegara Bird Market in Jakarta selling bats, monkeys, and civets — which have been linked to SARS — despite the city being the epicenter for COVID-19 in Indonesia.
Birds and cats, which are also eaten in parts of the country, are shown in tight cages covered in feces and food which appears to be rotten.
One rabbit convulsed and seemingly died on camera right in front of the investigator.
Elsewhere, butchers gutted fish on a street in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam — where the cooked heads and other body parts of dogs were piled on a counter near living animals.
At a market in Zhejiang, China, workers mopped animal blood and guts into a walkway and prepared raw meat. Workers wearing flip-flops on blood-soaked floors were seen in the Philippines, where they also cut up pig and bird carcasses.
PETA Asia has called on health ministers in Asian countries including China, Indonesia and Thailand to close wet markets.
According to the Post, environmentalists and scientists around the world are calling for the end to these disgusting and dangerous wet markets out of justifiable fear they could kick-off an even more serious pandemic that could potentially wipe out a significant portion of the world’s population.
While this article brings up a lot of valid reasons why wet markets should absolutely be banned and shut down, do not let that sway you into believing the coronavirus is just an unplanned, coincidental outbreak.
The current pandemic the world is facing, that has destroyed the US’s economy and the livelihood of millions of Americans, is an orchestrated effort on the part of China, the WHO, and the left to bring down President Trump and destroy democracy in our republic.