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200 individuals and organizations issued an open letter to world health authorities urging them to work with governments to take global action.
Coronavirus: Experts call for global ban on live animal markets, wildlife trade
20 February 2020
Following the Coronavirus outbreak, Eurogroup for Animals and several of its members have participated in a joint open letter targeting the World Health Organization, the World Organisation for Animal Health OIE and the UN Environment Programme.
Coronavirus: NGOs ask governments to shut down wildlife markets and work to reduce demand
13 February 2020
Endangered species could be missing link between bats and humans, researchers believe.
Pangolins may have spread coronavirus to humans
10 February 2020
Experts say wildlife sold for human consumption raises risk of new epidemics.
Calls for global ban on wild animal markets amid coronavirus outbreak
6 February 2020
Last week, the European Parliament published a draft recommendation allowing the Council of the EU to grant new trade preferences to China that would serve as a compensation for a lost WTO dispute on poultry meat preparations.
Chinese poultry meat preparations likely to get cheap access to EU markets without consideration for animal welfare
24 September 2018