Wild meat: in Indonesia have found a market with bats and rats

Whence came humanity coronavirus covid-19, nobody knows for sure. The most popular version says that he arose on the Wuhan market, wild meat, where it crossed over to humans from a bat. As a result, almost the entire planet is sitting in quarantine. But the wild markets, potential breeding grounds for new viruses continue to operate in Asia.

Recently, the network appeared the report from the market in exotic animals in Indonesia. In addition to bats, the market traded rats, dogs, reptiles and other wild animals. (Caution the photo is not for the faint of heart!)

Wild meat: in Indonesia have found a market with bats and ratsEating meat exotic wildlife — from snakes and monkeys to rats, toads and bats — a long tradition of South-East Asia. Many years of close wild markets sought as animal advocates, and health authorities countries: the first was for cruelty to animals, second for the terrible insanitary conditions which constantly threatened with a new outbreak.

Wild meat: in Indonesia have found a market with bats and rats

Animals in the markets are in terrible distress and dirt, of sanitary safety of their meat is the most serious suspicions. However, despite numerous warnings, the markets for wild meat in China, Thailand and Indonesia continued to work until the beginning of the epidemic of the coronavirus.

Wild meat: in Indonesia have found a market with bats and rats

On Tomohane you can buy, in particular, bats, which fans of exotic eating. Meanwhile, epidemiologists warn that bats are carriers of many viruses and other pathogens that are able to quickly mutate and be transmitted to humans.According to unconfirmed reports, the government of Indonesia in 2018 recorded outbreak of another type of coronavirus that emerged from the market Tomohon, which, fortunately, was not so dangerous and quickly subsided.

Wild meat: in Indonesia have found a market with bats and rats

For many months wild illegal markets actually function, and quality of products, as well as the sanitary condition of the markets themselves, no one does. Even the meat of domestic animals that is sold here, does not pass any veterinary inspection. Animals are sacrificed here, in the mud, on the shelves teeming with bacteria.According to the testimony of animal, the wild market can be seen as the meat of domestic animals, including dogs, are not subject to any veterinary control and meat of protected species of animals under threat of extinction.

Wild meat: in Indonesia have found a market with bats and rats

The animal protection organization PETA Asia has created a petition, which called for joint work of public and private organizations for the closure of the wild markets.Wild meat: in Indonesia have found a market with bats and rats

Keywords: Indonesia | Bats | Meat | Market | Shock epidemic

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