Coronavirus fuels calls to clamp down on EU wildlife trade

POLITICO EU | The coronavirus wasn't made in a lab — but some say it's still a man-made catastrophe caused by the booming international trade in wild animals. Scientists suspect the new virus originated in bats and possibly jumped to humans via a pangolin host at a live animal market in Wuhan, China. The scaly anteater is one of the world's most illegally trafficked animals, and is eaten and used in traditional medicine in China, which has banned the trade of wild animals in response to the crisis.


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