Veterinarians agree ‘wet’ markets must close

For the third time in two decades that strains of Coronavirus have spilt over into humans. Veterinary research scientists advocate working closely with policymakers and sharing knowledge and experience. They agree that to promote sustainable measures to manage the environment and animal welfare in line with the One Health UN Global Goals there has to be a significant change. They recognise that live slaughter of animals in markets is particularly unsanitary and that human consumption of wildlife and endangered species must end. China recently banned eating wildlife and formally recognised dogs and cats as pets, not food but more needs to be done throughout Asia. In Vietnam and Indonesia, the practice of eating dogs and cats and exotic wildlife is still highly prevalent. Traders have been promoting ‘ exotic’ meats as a cure to Coronavirus.

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Julia de Cadenet

In 2009 I witnessed the horrific dog and cat meat trade in China and decided to do something about it. I founded the Global NoToDogMeat Campaign and raised the issue for the 1st time in over 20 years in Uk Parliament. 7 years on social media is flooded with awareness campaigns on this issue and I really hope change will come.

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