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Just Like China’s Wuhan, India Too Has Many Wet Markets Which Could Trigger the Next Pandemic!

New Delhi: By now, all of us know {that a} moist market in China’s Wuhan referred to as the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, has been touted because the doable supply of the lethal COVID-19, which has unleashed terror on the world.

Nonethelessa number of such moist markets, which have the potential to set off the subsequent pandemic, have been working in numerous elements of the world together with India.

What’s a Moist market?

Notably, moist markets are the markets the place water and ice are used to maintain the meat of slaughtered animals contemporary. As per PETA, these live-animal markets are primarily blood-soaked slaughterhouses the place the general public can select reside animals, corresponding to chickens, rabbits, fish, canine who’re then slaughtered whereas the shopper waits.

Other than this absolute barbarism, these animals are stored in cramped, and filthy cages, whereas being denied meals and water.

India too has many such live-animal markets and wildlife meat markets, that are stuffed with bodily fluids, uncooked meat, and sick, careworn animals. Specialists imagine that these unsanitary situations are potential breeding grounds for the unfold of zoonotic ailments and will carry one other pandemic like coronavirus.

The place are these moist markets in India?

Ghazipur Murga Mandi in Delhi, Malancha fish market in West Bengal, Keera Bazaar and Mao canine meat markets in Nagaland, Nute Bazaar in Manipur are probably the most notable moist markets in India which function underneath extraordinarily unhygienic situations.

Apart from, the sale of turtle meat is rampant in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and elements of Uttar Pradesh, in keeping with Right down to Earth report. These institutionssimilar to China’s reside markets, are ill-famed for being unhygienic and merciless to animals–a recipe for catastrophe.

A YouTube video by PETA confirmed how males at Ghazipur Murga Mandi in Delhi slit reside chickens’ throats, pores and skin the birds soaked in blood and guts with their naked fingersAdditional, the sale of reside crabs and eels in Malancha and sale of canine meat in Nagaland are different causes of concern. As well as, sellers at Manipur’s Nute Bazaar overtly promote the charred stays of untamed animals together with monkeys, wild boars, porcupines, and deer.

What’s the answer?

Again and again, PETA India has referred to as on authorities to shut down all such merciless and harmful operations within the nationTo not neglect, many such locations function in rampant violation of the Wildlife Safety Act, The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and the Meals Security and Requirements Act, 2006.

Since 2016, animal rights activists, epidemiologists and public well being advocates the world over have additionally demanded the closure of such markets with a view to forestall the transmission and unfold of infectious ailmentshowever to no avail. Properly, the time is working out!

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