Proposal to ban wildlife meat
According to the WHO, stopping the sale of wild animals in food markets can prevent the spread of many diseases. Earlier, the WHO conducted a joint study with China, according to which the corona virus was transmitted from bats to an animal and then from that animal to humans.
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) said in a joint statement: “Animals, especially wild animals, are susceptible to all infectious diseases transmitted to humans. More than 70% are sources. Many diseases are caused by deadly viruses. ”The two organizations have called for the closure of parts of the market where wild animals are kept until the risks are properly assessed.
The statement warned that if the sale and purchase of wild animal meat was not banned, more deadly viruses could spread to humans.
According to the World Health Organization, traditional markets are playing an important role in providing food and livelihoods to large populations, and banning the sale of live wildlife in such markets could protect the health of market workers.