Conservationists are hoping that China’s decision this week to temporarily ban the sale of wildlife in open markets will eventually become permanent. The Chinese government announced the move on Sunday as part of a broad effort to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus. It’s widely believed that the virus likely came from one of Wuhan’s many unregulated open-air markets that sell a wide array of wild animals, including rodents, yak, snakes and even porcupines.
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