Dangers lurk for China’s ban on the wild animal trade

Dangers lurk for China’s ban on the wild animal trade

When Yin Shanchuan and his colleagues visited the Fresh Agricultural Products Wholesale Market in the southern Chinese city of Qingyuan about two years ago, he was stunned by what he saw.For more than a decade, Yin, a veteran conservationist, has had numerous run-ins with wild animal traders, market and stall owners across China. But the market in Qingyuan still sent a shiver down his spine.For sale at the market were row after row of bamboo rats, groundhogs, foxes, snakes and ducks crammed…


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