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Wet Markets Still Operating in China

Nine months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Animal Equality releases a new investigation that shows China’s wet markets are still in operation. The footage was filmed in China in May 2020, with the help of local activists, and reveals that despite the pandemic, live animal markets continue to sell animals such as turtles, frogs, ducks, geese, pigeons, and others, bringing together species that in nature would never live together. Scientists believe COVID-19 originated in a wet market, and research shows that the terrible confinement conditions and mixed-species within these markets create the perfect breeding ground for animal-borne diseases.