In the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak, China has banned the consumption of wildlife, hoping to stop the spread of zoonotic diseases into human populations. But does that ban go far enough? In a letter in the journal Science, a group of academics warns that the ban is only the beginning.
“In addition to enacting a ban, the Chinese government should manage public health risks caused by wildlife-associated diseases by working together with wildlife protection and animal health agencies and making decisions about wildlife policies based on scientific evidence, the write.
Read the letter in Science.