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  • China says it's seen a spike in prosecutions for wildlife related crimes in the wake of Cove in 19, up 66% from 2019 countries.

  • Lucrative but poorly regulated wildlife trade came under fire in January after the first outbreak of Cove in 19 was linked to a wet market in the city of Wuhan.

  • Scientists believe the pandemic originated in horseshoe bats and infected humans through an intermediary species, possibly pangolins.

  • In February, Chinese legislators passed a resolution banning the sale and consumption of wild animals like bats, penguins, exotic birds and Arctic foxes.

  • China's Prosecutor General's office says After that, more than 15,000 people have seen legal action taken against them in the first nine months of 2020.

  • Some exceptions to the ban were open for uses and traditional medicine.

  • Since then, two major wildlife breeding provinces offered to exchange animals for cash so hunters and breeders could switch professions.

China says it's seen a spike in prosecutions for wildlife related crimes in the wake of Cove in 19, up 66% from 2019 countries.

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China's wildlife prosecutions up since COVID-19

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/11
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