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China reopens wet market selling inhumane & haram meats

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China has reopened its harram and inhumane wet markets, where the SARS epidemic, and now the Covid-19 epidemic emerged, likely from their consumption of bats.

 

 

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https://www.vox.com/videos/2020/3/6/21168006/coronavirus-covid19-china-pandemic

Others have been asking the same thing. If diseases were predicted to originate from wet markets, and we have repeated outbreaks around these wet markets, particularly in relation to bats and exotic animals being consumed...

It just begs a question of if some kind of additional sanitation regulations might be needed.

 

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6 hours ago, iCenozoic said:

It just begs a question of if some kind of additional sanitation regulations might be needed.

China does not have any meat inspectors that l know or heard about.

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48 minutes ago, hasanhh said:

China does not have any meat inspectors that l know or heard about.

Apparently China has a patchwork of rules overseen by some government agencies, but food safety in China is horrendous.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_safety_in_China 

I do not recommend reading the whole page called Food safety incidents in China that documents some of these unethical business practices, so I am posting this one example: Dead pigs were removed from the river.....

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local pork dealers would buy up dead meat unfit for sale, process it in illegal workshops, and then re-introduce the products into the legal market

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_safety_incidents_in_China

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25 minutes ago, Panzerwaffe said:

How long have Chinese eaten these animals?

So why covid and SARS now ?

Apparently as large companies have taken over the factory production of pigs and other farm animals, smaller farmers who used to raise such animals have been forced to move into the commercial production of more exotic species. And the Chinese government has encouraged the latter as a means of employment and wealth generation. 

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20 hours ago, hasanhh said:

Question: l wonder if the Chinese talk about the exotic foods they have eaten in the same way many people in the West talk about wines and other alcohols?   Any sociologists out there?

Bat tasting parties?

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23 hours ago, hasanhh said:

Question: l wonder if the Chinese talk about the exotic foods they have eaten in the same way many people in the West talk about wines and other alcohols?   Any sociologists out there?

Yes, somewhat. Take shark-fin soup, which the rich eat. An inhumane practice where the fishermen chop the shark's fin off and then throws the shark back into the water. All so that the consumer can show off their wealth. Thankfully it has dropped significantly thanks to an NBA player who did activism against it.

Many Chinese are also very fond of herbal medicine over modern medicine. They think that stuff can cure anything! Some may even distrust modern medicine. They take from all sorts of exotic endangered animals to make the stuff too. It's a huge industry. Especially popular among the older generation (uneducated). The herbal medicine stuff comes from ancient Chinese traditions. 

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On 4/2/2020 at 10:58 PM, hasanhh said:

Question: l wonder if the Chinese talk about the exotic foods they have eaten in the same way many people in the West talk about wines and other alcohols?   Any sociologists out there?

I still remember sitting in on a presentation at the University of Hong Kong in 1996 when the academics explained that the city state had far fewer supermarkets per capita compared to other developed economies because of the locals' preference for fresh meats. Seeing the animals slaughtered in front of you and or being able to see the freshness of the meat was something that you could do in the meat markets, but was not possible in supermarkets with their packaged foods.

In addition when it comes to specific meats there are beliefs about their health giving properties and/or beliefs about it being auspicious to eat certain meats or that it will bring good luck or help people achieve certain goals.

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